The Difference Between Solid Wood, Veneer, & Laminate Furniture

Wood furniture can be durable and long-lasting, but when shopping for the perfect dining room sets or dining room tables in Calgary, you’ll have to choose between solid, veneer, or laminate furniture. Each type has its own pros and cons, and as the area’s furniture experts, the team from Furniture Extreme is here to shed some light on which ones might work best for you.

Here you’ll find everything you need to know about the difference between solid wood, veneer, and laminate furniture.

Solid Wood  

When it comes to dining room furniture that will last a lifetime, solid wood furniture is often the way to go. Firstly, it offers a high-quality feel that simply can’t be replicated and a unique appearance that’s elegant and unique. Additionally, it’s relatively easy to repair and maintain, meaning it can last many years. One of the downsides of course is its higher cost and susceptibility to atmospheric conditions.

Wood Veneer  

This type of furniture material is the next best thing to solid wood. Wood veneer is actually a thin layer of solid wood over the surface of your furniture, so it will likely look very much like a piece of solid wood furniture to the naked eye. One of the key benefits is that unlike solid wood, it’s much less susceptible to humidity and temperature changes, meaning it can last longer in more adverse climates. There are also plenty of options to choose from, which makes wood veneer furniture a great alternative to solid wood furniture.

Laminate Furniture  

The most affordable type of wood-style furniture, wood laminate provides the look and appearance of solid wood or veneer for a fraction of the price. If you want to furnish your kitchen or bedroom with more affordable furniture, it’s a great choice. Laminate is a durable material that easily resists scratches and stains, and can be easily customized to suit your interior decorating needs. Some of the downsides to it are that it doesn’t quite match the grain quality and appearance of traditional wood or veneer furniture and when it’s scratched, it can’t be repaired like solid wood or veneer.

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