Hardwood is one of the most popular flooring options among Boise homeowners, but it isn’t necessarily the right choice for every project. Whether it’s budget, practicality or style holding you back from solid hardwood, there are many wood flooring alternatives to fit any home or office.

Learn more about the top options for look-alike hardwood flooring from our team at Floor Coverings International Treasure Valley.

Wood-look tile in Boise, IDWood-Look Tile

Wood-look tile has become very popular in recent years. It’s an excellent option if you want the look of wood in a bathroom, laundry room, or other area of the home that accumulates moisture and humidity. It has the look of real wood, but the durability and moisture-resistance of porcelain tile. It’s also a trendy style that appeals to modern homebuyers.

While wood-look tile is not always the most cost-effective option, sometime rivaling the price tag of solid wood flooring, it’s a long-lasting and stylish alternative to the real thing.

Eco-Friendly Flooring

Bamboo flooring in Boise, IDIt’s always important to consider the environment when selecting building materials for your home. While hardwood flooring is typically sustainably grown and harvested, it is a slow-growing material that takes many years to regenerate. If you are interested in a stylish home that is also eco-friendly, consider one of the many green flooring options available today.

Bamboo is a trendy choice that has the look and durability of hardwood flooring planks. However, it is actually a grass that can grow to full maturity and be harvested within 5-7 years. Cork is another popular eco-friendly option. While it doesn’t mimic hardwood planks, it is a durable and resilient flooring surface that appeals to many Boise homeowners.

Laminate and Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring

If price is a top concern when it comes to solid hardwoods, laminate and vinyl flooring can be a great alternative. These come at a fraction of the cost and can be printed to look like any hardwood species you prefer. These synthetic materials are even available in distressed and textured finishes to bring the feel of real wood to your home.

If you are interested in learning more about these and other hardwood flooring alternatives, contact our team at Floor Coverings International Treasure Valley. We’ll bring our mobile showroom to you so you can browse samples in the comfort of your own home or office.

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