There is always that big question staring at everyone in the face regarding the best flooring method. Indeed, answering this question can sometimes be tricky and challenging. Most people usually end up answering the question with bias and sentiments. But in this piece, all that will be set aside as we will be looking at the situation critically. 

Decking Boards – Now, let’s assume the current status of your home floor is carpet, and you have been using it for quite some time. As it is with all carpet, you will notice some signs of roughness, and the whole floor begins to lose its beauty. If you ever find yourself in a situation similar to the one stated above, you need a new floor design. However, you don’t have to change the old rugged carpet with a new one; instead, you should consider timber or laminate flooring. But since these two flooring types are different, there will be an attempt to explain the two comprehensively so that making a choice will be convenient for you.

Undoubtedly, both timber and laminate flooring will give your floor a unique new look compared to what you will get with a brand new carpet. However, if you pick between the two, some considerations will guide your decision-making.

You need to consider the leg traffic you get daily 

Where in your house are you planning on using timber or laminate flooring?

Do you have pets?

What is the age group of your children?

What is your budget for the project?

What is the situation of the existing floor?

How do you plan on applying them? Are you considering DIY or hiring a pro?

Now, all the questions raised above are essential whenever you plan on changing your floor, mainly to timber or laminate floor style. 

Timber flooring

Using a timber floor is not a one-off thing. You need to consider the type of timber you will be using for the floor. Some of the types of timber you can use includes: 



Blue Gum

Cypress Pine 




Merbau Spotted Gum


Tassie Oak


In the case of a hold house, if the current floor style is a carpet, then there is a chance what is underneath is timber. So, instead of buying a new set of wood, ripping the carpet off, you may have fresh new timber as your new floor. Also, you have existing timber, and you notice tear and wear, don’t panic; all you need to do is sand and re-lacquered the timber. Once you have done that, your floor will be wearing a fresh new look.

Laminate flooring 

Another name for laminate flooring is engineered timber flooring. If you plan on using laminate flooring is easier to install than timber flooring because it has to click together system. But if you know you don’t have the time or the patience, hiring a professional is a better idea. The cleaning method is simple for laminate flooring, as all you need is a dry mop and spray. When cleaning laminate flooring, don’t contemplate flooding the floor with water to damage the timber. Another thing about laminate flooring is that it is made with composite wood and has a hard-wearing top coat which protects it from dents that easily affect timbers. 

Final thought 

Whether you are going for timber or laminate flooring, one thing you should have in the back of your mind is that both flooring styles will make your home look glamorous and attractive. However, it would be best to consider certain conditions raised above to make your choice. Any of the decisions you make will still give you a pleasing result in the short or long run.