Solid hardwood floors are on the wish list of most people that I know who are planning to build a home. Wood floors are warm and welcoming, but they’re also expensive and they don’t hold up well to moisture and humidity, pets, rowdy children and heavy foot traffic.
Fortunately, wood flooring alternatives have now entered the residential market in the form of wood look tile and wood look luxury vinyl flooring. They provide the warm look of wood, without many of the downsides that go along with hardwood flooring.
What gives these alternatives the look of hardwood is an high definition wood image that’s applied to the surface of the tile or vinyl. In this week’s mini lesson, I’ll give you the pro and cons of wood look tile, plus some buying tips. Last week we went over the pro and cons of luxury vinyl flooring. Take a listen to episode 65 if you missed that.
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Listen, I know what you’re thinking when I say vinyl flooring…inexpensive, unattractive linoleum-like floors. Not something that you would consider worthy of a new, custom built home. I used to think the same thing.
I always assumed that I would definitely put hardwood flooring in my dream house. But now I’m not entirely sure. I’ve seen more and more wood look alternatives that look exactly like solid hardwood. And what’s really intrigued me is that I’ve seen these wood look alternatives in several luxury model homes. Plus, in doing a bit of Google research, I’ve read that many homeowners are specifically requesting wood look alternatives, even in high end custom homes.
This week, I’ll tell you about the pro and cons of wood look luxury vinyl floor planks and next week we’ll cover wood look porcelain tiles. Both are great options for the look of wood, without the cost and maintenance associated with solid hardwood flooring.
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Kitchen islands. They’re one the most requested kitchen features in new homes. This week’s quick tips will cover how to best organize your kitchen island and what type of island storage might work well for you and your family. You should customize your kitchen island to reflect your habits, needs, and desires.
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