Hardwood is beautiful, classic and timeless, but it can also be expensive, and isn’t the most sustainable option. Fortunately, there are many solid hardwood alternatives available to homeowners in Pleasanton. Knowing the options can help you decide which type of flooring is right for you. Luckily, the experts at Floor Coverings International East Bay are ready to jump in with endless samples to find the perfect material. Here are a few of our favorite alternatives to new solid hardwood floors.
Cork isn’t just for wine bottles! This lightly textured, slightly cushy, highly elegant flooring material has the beauty of hardwood and can be stained in a variety of different colors to match your home. Cork lasts for decades if properly cared for, and its also antimicrobial, which makes it a healthy choice for people with allergies. Cork is harvested from tree bark in a process that does not kill the tree, which makes this material a sustainable, eco-friendly option. Cork is a perfect choice for nurseries, bedrooms and guest rooms because it’s comfortable to walk on and easy on the joints.
Reclaimed hardwood is made up of hardwood boards that were once in use somewhere else. It’s normal for reclaimed hardwood to have nail holes, scratches, dents and even stains leftover from years past. These unique characteristics are all considered attractive and unique. These imperfections are one of the reasons of why many people seek out reclaimed wood for their homes. This type of wood has a rustic charm that works best in vintage homes and newly redone historic properties.
Bamboo takes 3 to 5 years to reach maturity, so it’s a readily renewable resource. This flooring material is not a hardwood but a grass that shares many of the qualities of hardwood. Homeowners in the East Bay like this material because it looks like hardwood, but is not as harmful to the environment as cutting down more hardwood trees. Bamboo accepts stain easily and can take on a variety of different colors based on the homeowner’s need, so it’s flexible and attractive in a variety of different settings.
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Homeowners have many options when it comes to hardwood flooring alternatives. Those trying to make their final choice must consider the pros of each material before deciding. To take a look at samples, or browse other options such as wood-look tile, contact your flooring experts at Floor Coverings International East Bay. We proudly serve [franchise-area_served_1], and beyond. Call us today!