Designing a home that fits your needs and style does not have to be expensive. At Floor Coverings International Medina, we believe that everyone deserves to live in a home they love, so we put together a series on how to renovate your home on a budget, starting in the kitchen. Kitchen flooring is the second installation of the series. To start with kitchen backsplashes, click here.
Wadsworth homeowners love the warmth and timeless appeal of hardwood, but using the real thing can get quite costly. Worry not, there are several alternatives to hardwood flooring that will achieve the same look, at a much lower cost.
Laminate flooring is a great option that perfectly mimics the look of real hardwood. Options vary, but the general idea is that each plank is made of multiple layers, with the top layer being a photograph of the desired wood. This is the best way to achieve the exact same look of hardwood at a lower price.
Luxury Vinyl Planks
While not the exact thing, technological developments have made luxury vinyl planks quite comparable to hardwood floors. These planks look just like real hardwood but are actually made of different plastics. They are available in a variety of colors and grains to mimic any wood you have your eye on. With vinyl’s natural resistance to water, it is actually preferred over real wood in areas with high moisture, like bathrooms and some kitchens.
Wood-look tile is a big favorite in Wadsworth homes. It is a cross between the look and elegance of hardwood with the feel and durability of ceramic tiles. They are cost effective and super easy to maintain. When it comes to wood-look tile, proper installation is what matters most. Luckily, our installation experts at Floor Coverings International Medina are pros at ensuring the tiles are installed to look just like real hardwood.
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