Hardwood and real stone tiles can make for a beautiful set of floors, but they are not realistic for every home or budget. However, there are many great options that can provide the same durability and appearance for a much smaller price. Here at Floor Coverings International Seminole, we believe that with the right knowledge, any homeowner can achieve the look they desire at an affordable price. Below are some of our favorite budget friendly flooring options that are great for any Clearwater home.
Luxury Vinyl Flooring
Luxury vinyl tile or planks are possibly the best flooring option you’ve never heard of. This product is made from vinyl, but comes in tile or plank forms unlike sheet vinyl. This not only makes it thicker and more durable, but also allows your tiles or planks to look more realistic. The characteristic that has made these floors rise to popularity is their ability to accurately imitate real hardwood planks or natural stone tiles. With luxury vinyl, you can get these traditional looks for a smaller price and easier installation.
Laminate is the first thing many homeowners think of when brainstorming affordable flooring choices. Like luxury vinyl, laminate is printed with a photographic layer to imitate the look of real wood. However, laminate is made of melamine resin and fiberboard instead of vinyl and will provide a different feel underfoot. Laminate is great for homes with light foot traffic, but if you’re worried about your dog scratching these floors, you’d be better off with a more durable option as laminate cannot be refinished.
Porcelain or Ceramic Tile
These tiles are not only beautiful, but they are also incredibly durable and water resistant. This makes them a great choice for any room in your home. You won’t have to worry about the cost of replacing these over time, as they are incredibly resilient against damage. These tiles are common in many homes and will provide a luxury look for an affordable price.
If you’re considering tile in your home, then consider wood-look tile. Like luxury vinyl, wood-look tile has grown increasingly popular for its amazing resemblance to real wood. These are ceramic or porcelain tiles that are printed to look and even feel like real wood. Because they are actually tiles, they can be used in any room and will be very durable. Wood-look tile is a unique and affordable way to bring the traditional hardwood aesthetic into any home.
Get Started Today
With so many affordable options to choose from, there’s no reason to put off your dream of installing new floors any longer! Call the experts at Floor Coverings International Seminole to schedule a free design consultation in your Clearwater home. We proudly serve the greater Clearwater, Seminole & Largo areas.
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