Even though hardwood floors are beautiful, they’re not the right choice for every space or lifestyle. Homeowners with pets may be reluctant to install hardwood, for fear that the flooring will get scratched or require too much upkeep. Similarly, it’s not a good idea to install hardwood in humid areas like bathrooms, or in higher flood risk areas like basements. Luckily for Downers Grove homeowners who love the look of hardwood, there are plenty of on-trend wood-look options that offer the beauty of hardwood without the hassle, or the hefty price tag. Read on to learn more about two outstanding hardwood alternatives from the experts at Floor Coverings International® of Burr Ridge.
Luxury Vinyl Plank
Luxury vinyl plank consists of three pillowy layers of PVC that are fused together to create a solid surface that’s still soft underfoot. Once the layers are fused together, the luxury vinyl is cut and printed to resemble hardwood planks. Thanks to advanced printing technology, the texture and appearance of luxury vinyl plank closely mimics that of real wood. This cutting-edge, easy-to-clean material gets top marks in terms of comfort, looks, durability, and affordability. Luxury vinyl plank is an amazing hardwood alternative to use in your kitchen, living room, bathroom, or other high-traffic space.
If you desperately wish you could install hardwood in areas that are just too humid, wood-look tile is the hero you need to meet. This exciting material offers homeowners the durability and minimal maintenance requirements of tile, coupled with the classic beauty of hardwood. These tiles are composed of ceramic or porcelain, which is then printed and textured to mimic the appearance of wood. Wood-look tile is ideal for any room in your home where you currently have regular porcelain or ceramic tile: think bathrooms, kitchens, even basements. Try it with radiant heating for an extra-cozy wintertime floor.
Learn More in Downers Grove Today!
Whether you’re looking for a hip hardwood alternative, or just a new carpet for your Downers Grove living room, Floor Coverings International® of Burr Ridge is here to help! Our team of expert stylists and flooring professionals is well-equipped to meet the flooring needs of every homeowner in the greater Downers Grove, Bolingbrook, and Woodridge. Schedule your free consultation and estimate to get started today!
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