3 Budget Friendly Alternatives to Hardwood Floors

Source: Torlys

Who doesn’t want the look of real hardwood flooring throughout their home? Unfortunately, hardwood is just not suited for all areas of one’s home. Being a natural product makes it more vulnerable to damage over other flooring options. Luckily, flooring has evolved greatly, even just over the past couple of years. We now have access to many extremely realistic wood-look flooring options that are neither solid or engineered hardwood and best of all are suited for any area of your home.

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Flooring Guide

Not all flooring options are equal so it is hard to know what flooring is best suited for your project. To help your decision-making process, below is a flooring guide. Broken down into flooring product category, we have provided tips on installation and the durability of each product category to help you make the best choice possible for your home and lifestyle.

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Hardwood Floors and Pets – yes you can have both

Today’s hardwood flooring styles now make it possible to live in harmony with your beautiful new hardwood floors and your beloved canine and feline companions.  When shopping for hardwood flooring you don’t have to worry about the bubble above your head wondering about the havoc your pets can inflict on your hardwood floors.  That’s because the finishes on hardwood flooring these days are tougher than ever.  Combine this with a low gloss or matte finish as this minimizes the appearance of scratches and you can enjoy the beauty of hardwood floors in your home.  Note that the higher the gloss level – the more the scratches will appear as the light reflects off of it.

 

 

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