monmouth laminate hardwood flooring

Hardwood floors are durable, versatile, and add timeless warmth to any home. That’s why they are so popular with Monmouth County homeowners. Hardwood and moisture don’t mix, however, which means you rarely find hardwood in bathrooms. At Floor Coverings International Monmouth County, many of our customers yearn for the look and feel of hardwood with added water resistance. Here are a few hardwood alternatives perfect for bathrooms, kitchens, and basements:

Wood-Look Tile

Due to recent advancements in the tile manufacturing process, tiles can be made to emulate any hardwood. This “faux-wood” tile looks like hardwood and feels like hardwood, but it doesn’t warp and buckle when exposed to moisture. Another benefit of this flooring material is its enhanced durability. Wood-look tile is highly scratch resistant—perfect for busy families and pet owners. Although tile is more expensive per square foot than hardwood, with proper maintenance, it can last for generations.


Laminate flooring was invented by the Swedes in the 1970s and has only increased in popularity. Manufactured by adhering a stylish top layer to a durable wood base-layer, laminate is both practical and gorgeous. It is often difficult to tell the difference between laminate and real hardwood! The higher the quality of laminate, the more “natural” variation can be found from board to board, adding authenticity.

Luxury Vinyl Tile

If you’re looking for affordable and attractive floors, luxury vinyl tile is a great option. Vinyl flooring is very similar to laminate. In fact, the top layer of laminate flooring is a layer of vinyl. Composed of 100% PVC plastic, vinyl is highly water resistant and easy to install in your bathroom.

Find Your Dream Floors

Learn more about hardwood alternatives from your local flooring experts at Floor Coverings International Monmouth County. We carry thousands of flooring options. Call to schedule a free, in-home consultation with one of our trained design associates. Find your dream floors today!

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