Wood-look or natural hardwood flooring?

Wood-look or natural hardwood flooring?

There's nothing like real hardwood flooring! It has a natural beauty that's timeless, classic, versatile, and long-lasting. Read on to learn more about why you should consider natural wood floors. 

Why ask the question

Not everyone can have genuine wood, especially if their home is prone to leaks or other water damage. I was once told by someone–who lives in a very flood-prone area–that no one considers anything but a wood look.

The water issue

Solid wood floors are composed of one slab throughout. Like all wood, these floors can be damaged by excess water. You can see cupping, crowning, and sometimes warping.

It's easy to combat this issue. Some would rather not deal with it, however.

Engineered hardwood flooring is more stable and better able to handle water. Still, engineered flooring has its limits. This floor should never be left with puddles of standing water! 

The style of both:

  1. Style. We all know about wood’s undertones, knots, and other characteristics.

Both solid and engineered look similar. The only difference is the construction underneath.

  1. Wood looks, like vinyl plank, laminate, and wood-look tile, are realistic. Images are vibrant, with knots, swirls, grains, textures, and color variations. They come in many colors and styles, following today's trends.

Feel free to come into our showroom when shopping for wood flooring in Wellington, FL. We're happy to answer any questions you may have.

Low maintenance

All it takes to maintain genuine wood is daily dry mopping with periodic vacuuming, cleaning, and polishing.

The alternatives are also easy to care for, with sweeping and mopping only required.

Choose the best hardwood flooring at our showroom

At Floor Specialists, we understand the beauty of hardwood flooring. We also know that sometimes it isn't possible–and wood looks are excellent replications. 

You're invited to visit our Wellington, FL, showroom. Designs like The Americana Collection by Aurora Hardwood Fairways by Chesapeake are featured. We service Wellington, Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, and Boca Raton.