Well, when it comes to floor, people often compare wood floor vs. laminated flooring. It all depends on you to choose between one of them. If you look for durable, yet expensive on installation and maintenance, then wood floor is the best for you. But, if you do seek for less durable with affordable price on installation and maintenance, laminated floor fits your need the best. About the appearance, it is obvious that both of them are distinguished. Wood floor has hard surface and original texture wood, while laminated floor is softer and shinier than wood planks. About the durability, it actually depends on the floor traffic. Wood sure is stronger than laminated. But wood floor is noisy. Though laminated floor is will be easily damaged once it is peeled, laminated will reduce the noise in the house.