Hardwood is one of the most popular flooring options in the greater West Palm Beach area. Its classic look works in any room of the house and goes well with all types of home décor. Whether you want something more affordable, easier to maintain, or more water resistant, we have a few great options that look just like the real thing. Read below for 3 hardwood look-alike options from the experts at Floor Coverings International Jupiter!
Wood-look tile has grown in popularity over the last few years. Advances in technology make tile look so similar to wood, you almost can’t tell the difference! Wood-look tile is great for rooms with high levels of moisture such as the bathroom or laundry room. Tile is durable, water-resistant, and easy to clean. While it may feel a bit cold underfoot during the winter, under-floor radiant heating can be installed to fix this problem.
Bamboo has a unique look that is similar to hardwood and is also eco-friendly! It is actually a grass that is harvested within 5-7 years. It is easy to maintain and just requires regular sweeping and damp mopping. It is more resistant to water than hardwood, although spills should still be cleaned up right away. Some bamboo can even be sanded and refinished like hardwood.
Of the three, laminate is probably the most convincing hardwood look-alike. Laminate is affordable, easy to install, and very durable. It can replicate almost any kind of hardwood species or style such as red oak or walnut. It is more water resistant, so it can be installed in rooms with more moisture such as the kitchen.
If you’re interested in learning more about your different hardwood alternatives, give the experts at Floor Coverings International Jupiter a call! Schedule a free in-home design consultation where we bring the samples right to your West Palm Beach home.