Solid hardwood floors are a dream for a great many homeowners, but sometimes, it simply isn’t a possibility. Whether that’s because you don’t have the budget or live in a home that is fully below ground, you’ll want some alternatives to get that same classic look.

The good news is, there are a few from which to choose that will deliver the same great look with some amazing benefits as well. We want you to know what they are so you never have to think you simply can’t have that great hardwood look.

Hardwood floors can be yours and we can help

Mainland Flooring is thrilled to be able to make homeowners flooring dreams come true. With a great selection of high-quality materials and services, we stand ready to tackle your flooring project, no matter how large or small.

From our showroom in Northfield, NJ, we proudly serve the areas of Linwood, Margate, Longport, and Ocean City, and we’d love to help you too. To make an appointment to get your flooring project started, be sure to call ahead, as showroom hours are by appointment only.

Choose the best hardwood floors option

Engineered hardwood flooring is an excellent alternative to solid hardwood floors. It’s created using layers of wood materials and topped with a solid veneer of real wood. Just like with solid flooring, you’ll get to choose the species, stain color, and finish type, all for the best possible personalization.

Engineered flooring has a wear layer atop the veneer of real wood, offering excellent protection from scratches, scuffs, and a certain amount of moisture. Unlike solid materials, you can install these floors in basements, and they’re perfect for kitchens, bathrooms, and foyers.

You can even refinish engineered hardwood floors, however, the number of times you can do this depends on the thickness of the veneer. For more opportunities to refinish them, be sure to choose the thicker options.

If engineered flooring isn’t what you’re looking for, be sure to consider Luxury Vinyl Flooring (LVF). These materials offer amazing wood-look options that are hard to distinguish from the real thing. Better still, they deliver amazing benefits, all of which your flooring professional will be happy to tell you about.