Wood flooring is known for its timeless aesthetic and easy to coordinate with so many styles because of its classic appeal. Unfortunately, its price and maintenance don’t make it attainable for many homeowners. Wood style floors are a great alternative with several different types designed to mimic real wood aesthetic.
Laminate wood flooring – Laminate is much more durable than solid wood flooring, thanks to the clear protective coating - usually a combination of melamine and aluminum oxide. However, this coating changes the aesthetic, giving added durability but compromising the design.
Engineered hardwood flooring – Engineered hardwood planks have a layer of hardwood on top of a core that's commonly made from layers of ply that are bonded together. This allows it to achieve an aesthetic closer to that of solid wood flooring than laminate.
Wood-look porcelain tile – Wood effect porcelain tiles are a less common alternative to conventional wood flooring. These tiles combine the aesthetics of wood flooring with the durability of porcelain tiles.