Wood-look flooring is a practical alternative to hardwood

Wood-look flooring is a practical alternative to hardwood

Laminate, vinyl, and porcelain wood-look flooring imitate the natural beauty of hardwood. These alternative materials tend to be more practical than wood, including the amount of care needed to keep them looking new. The installation method is different, and the areas in which the flooring can be installed are more numerous. Residents of central Indiana can find the latest wood-look flooring styles in Marion, Indiana, at Staggs Floor Covering.


Laminate planks have a fiberboard core, which means the flooring is warm underfoot. While standard laminate flooring can be damaged by moisture, waterproof brands repel water for a limited amount of time, usually about one day. Like all wood-look flooring options, laminate resists stains and scratches, and it needs little maintenance beyond simple routine cleaning.


Vinyl is a perennial flooring favorite, likely because it is versatile as well as attractive. Luxury vinyl is thicker than standard vinyl, and it comes in planks and tiles instead of sheets. All three types of waterproof flooring are available in a wood look. Most often, vinyl plank flooring fits together at the edges to be installed as a floating floor. Sheet vinyl is glued down.


Porcelain tile, the most durable tile flooring, is available in many patterns and designs, and some of these designs look like wood. The clay-based material is inherently waterproof and able to stand up to heavy foot traffic. Therefore, it's ideal for bathrooms, mudrooms, and kitchens. Porcelain can even be installed in outdoor spaces in warm climates.

Staggs Floor Covering serves both residential and commercial customers located in communities like Marion, Gas City, Kokomo, Wabash, and Alexandria, Indiana. In-home estimates are free. We've been part of the flooring industry for decades. Thus, we have the expertise to guide you through your wood-look flooring upgrade.
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