5 Best Wood-Look Flooring Options
Oct 28, 2020
If you love the look of solid hardwood, we’ll let you in on a little secret: You can get that look for about a fraction of the cost. Turns out, there are a few wood-look flooring choices that are affordable, easy to install, minimal in maintenance, and super stylish. So, if you’re looking for a hardwood floor that fits any of those descriptions, let’s walk through some of the best wood-look flooring options and colors, so that you can give your home both the style and functionality it deserves.
Look-Alike Luxury Vinyl
Luxury vinyl is an increasingly popular hardwood alternative. Its ultra-realistic top layer is printed to display real hardwood and is covered by a clear, protective layer above. Some manufacturers offer luxury vinyl with a textured wear layer that even mimics the look of wood grain to make it more realistic. Luxury vinyl is also highly durable and affordable, making it one of the best wood-look alternatives on the market. And when it comes to variety of color, luxury vinyl also provides a great range of light to dark faux-wood options to choose from. Flooring America carries all sorts of amazing luxury vinyl brands in different hues, such as the popular Downs Life H2O.
Wood-Look Tile Wins
It’s true. Now you can get the look of hardwood plus the functionality of tile. Perfect for bathrooms and kitchens (where moisture is definitely a factor), wood-look tile allows you to keep your hardwood styles consistent throughout your home, even in areas prone to spills. Tile, whether porcelain or stone, is resistant to water, heat, and humidity, making it a great stain-resistant option. Plus, it’s durable, inexpensive, and easy to install. And, if you’re considering an indoor vs. outdoor wood-look flooring choice, you’ll want to consider wood-look tile as well. A great wood-look tile brand to explore? Floorcraft—carried by your local Flooring America.
Wait, That’s Laminate?
Laminate is one of the most cost-effective alternatives to hardwood. And it has come a long way since it was first introduced—with true wood looks. Many laminate manufacturers have developed their styles to have similar hardwood looks and grain patterns—giving you the exact aesthetic you need for much less out of pocket. Thanks to its clear protective coating, it’s highly durable. Once again, Flooring America-approved Floorcraft is a great brand to check out for wood-look laminate.
Easy Engineered Hardwood
Engineered hardwood planks are much more durable than hardwood floors. The top hardwood layer gives you a classic, natural look, coming in a variety of styles and colors—whether you love hickory, oak, or a contemporary gray. Its bottom layers consist of bonded ply to set a strong base structure. This core prevents it from expanding with high temperatures and moisture, and gives your home the durability it needs, even in the most high-traffic areas.
Looks like wood. Performs like nothing else.
Interested in exploring hardwood alternatives? Then give us a call. Flooring America’s wide selection of hardwood, tile, laminate, and luxury vinyl offers the perfect style and level of durability needed for your home, so you can enjoy all the benefits of hardwood, plus performance like nothing else.
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