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Hardwood Flooring Alternatives

Are you unsure of what floor you want for your home?

Do you like the look of hardwood floors, but worry about the price tag?

When it comes to hardwood flooring, many people love the look and feel but aren’t in love with the price. It's a concern we hear often, and an important one. While hardwood flooring is timeless and beautiful, it can take more work to maintain and can get expensive, depending on what you choose.

Fortunately, there are wonderful alternatives for people who don’t want to worry about the care a hardwood floor may need, and who don’t want to pay top dollar for natural wood. These alternatives are Laminate and Vinyl.

Laminate and Vinyl flooring are becoming more and more popular. They provide nearly the same great look as various kinds of hardwood flooring or even stone tile! The main reasons they have been so successful and have been chosen by so many people can be traced to three things

1. Price

This is the big one when it comes to hardwood flooring versus some other flooring material. Laminate and Vinyl can cost up to 50% less than hardwood flooring when you consider ease of installation. Both laminate and vinyl are also extremely easy to install, which makes getting a new floor as pain free as possible.

2. Ease of Cleaning

Some hardwood flooring, although beautiful, is prone to scratches, weathering, and discoloration from foot traffic and moving furniture. While cleaning and repairing hardwood can be expensive, time consuming and even void your warranty if done incorrectly (note: always read your warranty information, and never be afraid to call and ask us for help!), cleaning up messes from laminate and vinyl floors is usually as simple as wiping with a damp paper towel. Laminate and vinyl are naturally more resistant to messes and scratches, so you’ll have fewer worries about your floor looking new and fresh.

3. Durability

While hardwood flooring, laminate, and vinyl all have extremely long life expectancies, laminate and the vinyl take much less work to maintain to achieve the same effect. Both of them are essentially care free, and often last for up to 20 years.

Q: But what if I’m looking for something other than a hardwood style?

A: Simple! Both laminate and vinyl offer countless options for realistic looking stone, tile, and almost anything you can think of. There are designs and patterns for any home, not to mention the price tag makes those classic looks more affordable.

There's No Wrong Choice!

Laminate and vinyl have made major improvements in recent years, and many people can barely tell the difference between them and hardwood. So, if you’re looking for a less expensive, durable, carefree floor for your home, and love the look of hardwood, consider laminate and vinyl as one good choice for you and your family.

If you have any questions, or are interested in purchasing new flooring for your home, feel free to contact us! Call us at 734-619-0573, contact us here or visit us at our store!