Wood vs. Tile – How About Neither?
Oct 13
Frank Worth

When deciding to floor your home with hard surface flooring, most people think they have to consider Hardwood or Ceramic Tile. Never underestimate the miracle of modern, man-made materials. Technology has given us beautiful, durable, and affordable flooring alternatives to wood and tile.

Respect the Laminate
If you are looking to install Hardwood Flooring, take a moment to consider Laminate. Laminate Flooring can go where other flooring can't, like over concrete in basements, condos, and slab homes. Laminate Flooring is typically more affordable than Hardwood, easy to care for, highly durable, and resistant to dents and dings. And since Laminate is man-made, imperfections, like knot holes, can be removed during the manufacturing process.

Laminate Flooring comes in wide range of wood looks such as oak, maple, hickory, walnut, and even exotic, all at a fraction of the price of Hardwood. Laminate looks great in your living room, dining room, kitchen, basement, or virtually anywhere you'd like it to go.

“Luxe” Lookalike
If you love the luxurious, high-end look of Ceramic Tile but don't love its drawbacks, like a hard, cold surface or unsightly cracks from heavy objects that are costly to repair, consider the affordable alternative Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT).

LVT captures everything you love about Ceramic Tile, but is warmer to the touch and softer underfoot. LVT is perfect for rooms where you're on your feet the most, like kitchens and bathrooms, and where heavy appliances are used, like laundry rooms or mudrooms. With looks and tile sizes that mimic actual stone, LVT can either be grouted to look like Ceramic Tile or can be installed without grout for a contemporary edge-to-edge fit.

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