Hardwood vs floating floor: what’s the right choice?

When it comes to choosing a floor for your home, the task can be difficult. The question is, which type is better? Hardwood flooring or floating floor? The question is not so simple; each type has its strengths and weaknesses. It is therefore important to make sure you weight the options carefully.

So, hardwood or floating floor: which is the right choice?


Let’s start with hardwood. Made of a solid block of wood, this type of floor is a classic. It is distinguished, chic and natural. This natural quality gives it a timeless beauty. In fact, when we visit properties with the goal of buying, and we see a beautiful hardwood floor, we don’t have the same reaction as if it were linoleum. This certainly gives it an advantage!

It is available in many finishes and colours, adding versatility to its already impressive list of qualities.

Floating floor

Now for the floating floor. Also known as ” laminate flooring with floating installation “, its greatest strength is its ease of installation. While hardwood is installed with staples or nails, floating floors require nothing of the sort: the planks have an interlocking system that holds them firmly in place.

Made from recycled wood, it is available in many different finishes, so there’s no need to compromise on your taste to be green! It is also a more economical option.

Planchers St-Hubert has a wide selection of hardwood and floating laminate flooring to suit all your tastes. But it doesn’t stop there! We also offer parquet, prefinished wood and engineered wood. Check out our wide range to find the floor of your dreams!

We also offer an installation service: let our APCHQ-accredited experts take care of your floors and enjoy them without worries!

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