Wood laminate flooring is a durable, cost-effective option for solid hardwood floors. Laminate provides realistic visuals and textures for hardwoods including Oak, Maple, Hickory and Brazilian Cherry. Laminate is also soil, stain and abrasion resistant.
Faux Wood Flooring
Hardwood and tile look amazing, but they aren’t always the most practical flooring choice based on your home’s construction or your budget. Wood flooring isn’t recommended for high-moisture rooms. And although tile is beautiful, a softer, warmer flooring choice might be a better fit.
Empire Today® offers cost-effective alternatives that provide realistic hardwood and tile visuals. Faux wood flooring, or “fake wood flooring” products offer distinct advantages, such as greater comfort along with resistance to moisture, stains, and daily wear. Advances in technology have made these products even more realistic and functional. Best of all, “fake” doesn’t mean a compromise in quality. See for yourself!
Factors to Consider When Choosing Faux Wood Flooring
- Practical option for budget-minded consumers
- Resistance to moisture, stains, and soiling
- Can be installed where solid hardwood can’t
A flooring professional can help you choose the right faux/fake wood flooring. During your FREE In-Home Estimate, he/she will explain choices to fit your home, budget, and lifestyle.
Budget-Friendly Alternatives to Hardwood or Tile Flooring
Luxury vinyl plank (LVP), or vinyl plank, is also highly durable, looks and feels like real wood, and friendlier to budgets than solid hardwood. This isn’t the vinyl of yesteryear. It’s tough, easy to install in any room (even rooms with moisture), and requires very little maintenance.
Sheet vinyl is the most budget-friendly faux wood flooring option. Sheet vinyl provides the rich, elegant look of wood, but with greater resistance to moisture. Sheet vinyl also offers greater flexibility in where it can be installed than solid wood.
Faux wood blinds are a lower cost, lower maintenance alternative to real wood and perform well in rooms with intense sunlight and/or high humidity. Their realistic wood stains mimic the natural texture and grain of wood for less than the cost of genuine wood blinds and shades.