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A few economical alternatives to hardwood flooring

Everyone loves hardwood flooring, and it is probably most people's go-to choice, when they start thinking about new floors for their homes. However, the initial investment cost of hardwood flooring can sometimes put it just out of people's budget.

Luckily, modern flooring companies have more than a few economical alternatives that allow you to have the great look of hardwood flooring, without the pricier initial cost of investment. Here are a couple of viable, economical alternatives to hardwood floors for those looking to get new floors on a budget.

Luxury vinyl flooring

Luxury vinyl flooring is a synthetic flooring material made up of multiple layers that work together, to create an extremely durable, long-lasting flooring material that's easy on the pocketbook. Luxury vinyl comes in three forms, sheet, plank, and tile, each with their own advantages.

The great thing about this material is its ability to very convincingly mimic the look of hardwood flooring at a fraction of the price. It is also waterproof, which makes it an excellent alternative to hardwood flooring, in areas of the home where water damage is likely.

Wood-look tile

Tile flooring is one of the oldest, most well-developed flooring materials out there, having been in use for well over a thousand years now. As old as this type of flooring is, it wasn't until very recently that manufacturers have started to produce realistic, faux-wood styles in tile. The reaction has been more than positive!

Tile flooring is extremely durable, waterproof, and easy to repair when damaged. If a tile is damaged, you just have to pop it out, and put a new one in. Compared to having to completely refinish, or even replace a damaged wood floor, this process is practically effortless.

Want to learn more about wood flooring alternatives?

If you live in Georgia and would like to learn more about affordable alternatives to hardwood flooring, Cherokee Floor Covering is here to help! To take advantage of our free, no-obligation flooring consultation and estimate, simply contact our showroom in Woodstock, GA to get the ball rolling!

We'd love to give you the lowdown on all of the great wood flooring alternatives available, and help guide you through the process of purchasing and installing your new floors, so you can skip the hassle and get straight to the good part, enjoying your beautiful new floors!