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Durable Wood Looks with Hardwood Flooring Alternatives

When designing your dream home or bringing your home design up to modern tastes before listing the property on the market, it goes without saying that hardwood floors will certainly be a contending surface option!  Full of natural beauty, character, knots, and graining, hardwood floors are one of the most highly sought-after materials with prospective home buyers.

If budget concerns or installation timeline constraints are preventing you from investing in genuine wood, consider a gorgeous wood-look flooring option that still provides premium performance. Here are a few of our favorite durable wood looks with hardwood flooring alternatives:   

Wood-Look Tile

As a classic choice for exceptional durability and timeless style, tile is quickly becoming a luxurious wood alternative that can even serve the high moisture areas in the home that wood is not suited for. A natural product comprised of clay, minerals, and water, tile is water and fire-resistant, as well as environmentally friendly and extremely resistant to scratching.

Eye-catching tile varieties like CLIPS Collection in color Black (left), Coffee (center), and Pearl (right) provide undeniable wood beauty in the latest trending tones with the versatile, reliable performance that tile is prized for:

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Waterproof Luxury Vinyl Tile

No matter what your preferred design scheme is – modern, contemporary, coastal chic, farmhouse rustic, or traditional – there is a striking wood-look luxury vinyl option that captures your favorite species and tone! In addition to the inherent waterproof nature, flexibility, and resiliency that vinyl presents, LVP features a rigid top layer for exceptional texture, durability, as well as dent and scratch resistance.

Attractive wood look varieties like the Karastan LuxeCraft Treasured Grove Collection in colors Smoked Herringbone (left), Driftwood (center), and Flint (right) are easier and cheaper than real wood to purchase and install. Perfect for open floorplans, this affordable wood-look flooring can go anywhere in the home and features attached underlayment for sound insulation and added comfort:

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Long known as a durable flooring alternative to hardwood that still captures our favorite hand-scraped, distressed, and reclaimed looks, laminate flooring is a more affordable choice that offers excellent scratch and scuff resistance. Different laminate products offer varying degrees of water resistance and below-grade compatibility, so make sure that your preferred product is suitable for moisture conditions.

With 65 available sophisticated colors to select from, the Mannington Restoration Collection offers a wide range of distinctive wood looks with incredible options like Tapestry (left), Ember (center), and Gravel (right) among them:

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No matter which durable hardwood flooring alternative that you are set on, consider a savvy installation layout such as herringbone, parquet, or diagonal, to complete a realistic finished floor. Schedule a visit by phone, text, and virtual or showroom appointments to bring fantastic wood-look flooring inside your home!