There probably isn’t a person on this planet who doesn’t love wood flooring because it will add a rich, warm elegance to any home. Wood floors have a classic look that never goes out of style, last for decades, and add value to your home. Generally, it can be said that it’s for everyone, but you need to make some decisions to narrow it down, such as which version you want or even if a wood-look flooring would be better suited to your needs and budget.
Solid vs. engineered hardwood flooring
If you’re a person who wants both beauty and practicality, engineered may be for you. It has a layered construction that makes it stable and better able to handle water. As a result, no acclimation is needed because it won’t shrink and contract to adjust to the weather. It can also be installed in some higher-than-normal moisture areas where solid cannot be installed.
On the surface, the two-look similar; at the top of engineered is your species-of-choice with undertones, knots, grains, and swirls. Underneath is where the difference lies; there are three or more genuine wood layers combined with a little resin and placed in a crosswise position. It can also be refinished and adds value to a property.
Wood-look flooring options
If you’re longing for the look of hardwood, but it only won't fit into your budget, or if you want it in a very wet room like the bathroom, you may decide on 100% waterproof wood look tile, vinyl plank, or waterproof flooring. Laminate also comes in a wood look and gives you the firm, more rigid feeling underfoot of a hard surface. There are two versions of laminate: highly water-resistant and completely waterproof.
These are all gorgeous and realistic alternatives, with images all taken with 3D photography and micro-beveled and embossed to add depth, dimension, and textured appearances, such as wire-brushed, hands scraped, weathered, and distressed. They can be cut into long planks and follow the trends so that you can get anything from gray, high gloss, or barn door wood. Wood-look tile is created with Inkjet technology to give intricate grain patterns and high variation planks of any size.
For hardwood, wood-look, and more in the Keller area
We’ll help you decide which hardwood flooring or wood look is best for you. Come into Masters Flooring for inspiration and to book a free in-house measuring for your wood flooring upgrade. Our showroom is in Keller, Texas, and we service areas in and around North Ridgeland Hills, Colleyville, Fort Worth, Southlake, and Keller.