Wood vs Laminate in beach house
We are fixing up an oceanfront beach house and have to replace the flooring in the kitchen/family room. I am getting conflicting opinions from flooring stores and neighbors about what to put in.
Mostly the disagreement is over moisture. Some say that hardwood will buckle with the high humidity on the ocean. Others say the laminate backing will mildew or buckle from the weather.
I understand that hardwood will be vulnerable to wear from sand, etc. And that laminate cannot be refinished like wood can.
But I am mostly concerned with what will wear best in those conditions.
Any opinions out there?