At Floor Coverings International of Northwest San Antonio, we believe everyone deserves to live in a home they love and feel comfortable in, regardless of budget. For that reason, we put together this mini-series, Home Design on a Budget. In this installation, we are going to discuss a topic we know very well here: flooring. To read our previous post on designing a kitchen backsplash while on a budget, click here.
In San Antonio, homeowners love the classic look and appeal of hardwood floors in the kitchen. They are super versatile, inviting, and a great way to bring some natural elements into the home. Their downside, however, is that solid hardwood floors can run a pretty hefty price tag. Worry not, however, because we there are alternative flooring options that can bring the same look of hardwood at a much lower cost.
Laminate hardwood flooring is just about as close as you will get to the real look of wood without actually using any real wood. Different selections vary, but laminate flooring is comprised of multiple layers, with the top layer being a photo of the desired wood. This is a great design option because virtually any type of hardwood could be reproduced and used at a much more affordable cost.
Luxury and engineered vinyl planks are another hardwood-alternative that is popular in San Antonio, Stone Oak, Alamo Heights and surrounding area homes. While advanced technology has allowed vinyl planks to mimic the look of hardwood floors, they are actually made of different plastics. Because luxury and engineered vinyl planks are resistant to moisture, they make for a great kitchen flooring option.
Wood Look Tile
Wood-look tile combines the elegance and timelessness of hardwood with the durability and affordability of tile. These tiles can be found in varying colors, shades, and grain patterns to match any home design you are going for. When working with wood-look tile, proper installation is vital to the finished look. Luckily, however, our experts at Floor Coverings International of Northwest San Antonio are trained in being able to lay these tiles to ensure they look their best.
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Achieving a wood-look kitchen floor does not need to be expensive. To learn more about hardwood alternatives, to see samples, get a quote, or begin planning your next home project, sign up for a FREE in-home consultation with us. We will work with you and your budget to help bring your dream home design to life.
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