Hardwood flooring is an excellent investment for any homeowner in the Spring Branch, Spring Valley, Jersey Village area. It is stylish, durable, and has a high resale value. It can be quite costly, however. For those homeowners that want the look without the high price tag, there are a number of great hardwood alternatives to consider. Here are our top picks.
Engineered Hardwood Flooring
Engineered hardwood flooring delivers many of the same benefits of hardwood at a lower price point. Engineered flooring is made from layers of plywood or another composite material bonded together with a thin veneer layer of the preferred hardwood species on top. Engineered flooring is nearly indistinguishable from solid wood planks, and the top layer is real hardwood, which appeals to many homeowners and buyers.
Laminate flooring is a common alternative to hardwood. It delivers the look of wood at a fraction of the cost. Laminate is commonly composed of fiberboard under layers with a printed image of the wood on top. The boards are then protected with a clear topcoat. Laminate flooring is very durable and it’s resistant to stains, scratches and fading. Many high-end laminate options mimic wood with texture and graining, making them a great alternative to the real thing.
Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP)
Luxury vinyl has come on the market as a great alternative to hardwood and tile in recent years. This vinyl material can be installed as a floating floor or glued down to the subfloor. It is water resistant and resilient, making it a great choice for rooms where you spend a lot of time on your feet, such as the kitchen, or spaces where hardwood is not typically recommended, such as a laundry room. It expertly mimics the look of the real thing at an appealing price point.
Wood-look porcelain tile has surged in popularity in recent years. This flooring trend combines all the benefits of tile, such as water resistance, durability and ease of maintenance, with the look of hardwood. It is also more affordable and easier to install, making it a very cool choice for bathrooms, entryways, or any room in the house!
Our team at Floor Coverings International Spring Branch Houston, TX would love to help you find the perfect hardwood flooring alternative for your home or office. Call us for a free in-home consultation today!