A Comparison of Laminate and Cork Flooring

Homeowners have choices on what type of flooring they want in their homes. Two of the many choices are cork and laminate.  These have both great characteristics that will make a good choice for your homes.

They have several features in common but both have unique differences that you will want to consider.

Let us compare to help you decide which one is the right flooring for your home. 
Cork flooring comes from bark harvested from cork oak trees. It is a “green” alternative, hypoallergenic and anti-microbial. Laminate flooring is a multi-layered synthetic flooring. It is a cheaper alternative to hardwood floors
Cork is sold in planks and tiles. Laminate comes in planks, but it is available in tiles as well.
Cork is soft and flexible. Although it can suffer from scratch or dent, due to its resilience, the dents most of the time disappear. Laminate is hard and can easily show scratches and dents
You can install cork in a few different ways depending on the style. You can snap it together and lay it on a pad. Laminate is always installed on a floating floor. It requires an underlayment of foam padding.
Depending on the thickness of the cork, you can sand past the sealant to reseal the small imperfections. You cannot sand or refinish laminate. Once suffered from dent, you can only replace laminate not repaired.
Cork usually comes with a 25-year warranty. Laminate has a lifespan of 30 years or more

Know that both cork and laminate are easy to install. You can install it on concrete, tile, vinyl or any existing hard floor surfaces.

There you have it! Those are most of the differences between the cork and laminate flooring. May this be the guide for you to be able to choose the right flooring for your home.

People Love Taozen Floors Services

Taozen Floors Services is a one-stop shop for hardwood floors and installation. Thier goal is to provide word class products and services, exceptional value and top flooring experts. Also a quick & hassle-free result, multiple financing options, and end-to-end support.

Our team of flooring specialists bears out every project with careful detail to ensure that you obtain the best-looking floors possible. Do not hear it from us hear it from the people who availed our services. Here are their thoughts:


“Taozen did a great job and addressed all questions I had. They were on time and the workers were very nice.”

Aaron B.

Lincoln, MA

“I was very satisfied with the company’s professionalism, timeliness, and the quality of the work. I would highly recommend Taozen for refinishing floors.”

Linda S.

Framingham, MA

“We are so happy that we did. First of all, the team is very personable and knowledgeable. They were able to pinpoint exactly where the problem would be and recommended different solutions. Once hired, the workers were punctual, respectful and hard-working.”

Corinne V.

Arlington, MA

“They exceeded our expectations in every single aspect.“

Doug T.

Waltham, MA

“Taozen generally went further than the call for me, and I feel they basically rescued my floors. I would hire them again in a heartbeat.”

Cindy F.

Boston, MA



“Taozen offered a very competitive price and gave out a series of excellent suggestion.”

Mubing L.

Westford, MA


“Taozen work was BEAUTIFUL! And their price was extremely reasonable, I thought.”

Cindy F.

Boston, MA

“Very competitive prices and the team did a top notch job. Taozen seems like a straight shooter will give you all the angles on the job. Went through the different scenarios I could do and the costs involved. They worked with me to get me what I wanted to be done at a cost I could live with.”

Jack N.

Medford, MA

Essential Care for Bamboo Floors

We all know that alternative from hardwood flooring is a BAMBOO flooring. It is a kind of flooring made from the bamboo plant that generally all manufacture products originate in China and other portions of Asia.

Used as an alternate for flooring because of its physical similarities to true hardwoods. It caters strength, durability, its eco-friendliness and its natural resistance to insects and moisture.

Here are facts and essential easy cares for your bamboo flooring:

  • Did you know that Bamboo floors are less vulnerable to water damage than most hardwood floors?
  • The commonly use species use for flooring is the Moso bamboo.
  • It can grow up to 119 cm in 24 hours and 24 m high in 40 to 50 days.
  • While hardwood floors take 60 years to mature, bamboo stalks only take 5 – 7 years to reach full potential.
  • Unlike traditional hardwoods can take 20–120 years to mature.
  • They say that Pandas won’t go hungry because of the vast usage of bamboo floors.
  • As the species used for bamboo flooring is Moso, the type that pandas do not eat.
Essential Care
  • It must be treated carefully, like most hardwood floors.
  • When mopping, it is best to use a dust mop to remove the dust and grime.
  • First, make sure to vacuum or sweep the floors regularly to remove dirt and sand from it.
  • Never use water or cleaning agents to clean your floors as they can damage it.
  • Always make sure to trim your pet’s nails to avoid any scratches on the floors when they move around the house.
  • DO NOT place electronics directly on the floor as the heat that generates from these devices can damage your floors over time.
  • Avoid walking in stiletto heels on the floor and sliding heavy furniture across the floors as they can cause unwanted scratches.
  • Sheild your floors from sunlight by pulling the drapes or blinds or using UV ray protectors on your windows.


Taozen Floor Services: A One-Stop Shop

Taozen Floor Services is a one-stop shop for hardwood floors installation and maintenance. We provide a wide range of services including professional installation, sanding and refinishing of all types of hardwood floors. We also provide services like staining, finishes and coats, dustless floor sanding, beautiful stair works and more.

Preparation and Installation

Preparation subfloor for installation is the key to making your hardwood floors last longer, it includes cleaning, drying and leveling your subfloor. We have the skilled professionals to help you get the look you want. Let us bring nature’s warm welcoming beauty into your home with our hardwood installation service.

Our Services
1. Sanding & Refinishing

This will make sure your floors get their original sheen back without compromising on quality or their lifespan.

2. Dustless Floor Sanding

This is a low-cost process of restoring hardwood floors in the cleanest & fastest way possible. The procedure involves wear and tear the floors lightly then adding a chemical to etch it. All dent on the floor is repaired and a new coat is applied to make your floors look brand fresh.

3. Floor Staining

Floors staining can really bring out the wood’s character and add shine to your floors but also brings out the beautiful colors of your flooring. We provide a wide range of finishes and coats that can give your floors the much-deserved shine, color, and slip-resistance it needs that will last for how many years.

So whatever the services you want to achieve that beautiful and long-lasting hardwood floors in your home you can count on us, for us no jobs are too small.

Get in touch with our experts to schedule a quick consultation and we promise to give your staircase a stunning makeover.