Highlands NC Homes, Wood Flooring Options, Real or Faux?
When it comes to remodeling Highlands NC homes many are evaluating wood flooring options, faced with the question to go with real or faux? There are benefits to each and the faux variety is often difficult to spot these days. The decision depends on where flooring is being installed, budget, and more. There is no doubt that a wood floor is a coveted feature in a Highlands NC home.
Porcelain and vinyl options
Flooring options are continually evolving. Today there are porcelain and vinyl options that look just like hardwood planks. These options are many and varied and very realistic looking. In fact, you often cannot tell that these options are not real wood until you get close and touch them. Even then you may question yourself. The benefit to these options is maintenance. The availability and options of porcelain and tile make it a great choice for a Highlands NC home.
Benefits of faux wood
In addition to the resemblance to real wood, the faux options offer easy maintenance. Porcelain and vinyl are so easy to clean. This is a great flooring choice for high-traffic areas in a home. Tile is definitely the hardest surface and offers an unforgiving surface for delicate items that may be dropped on it. Additionally, porcelain can chip.
The beauty of real wood
There is no doubt that hardwood flooring is beautiful. Additionally, wood flooring can be refinished over time. The only exception would be engineered wood. Engineered wood is durable and coated with a strong finish but cannot be sanded and refinished the way plank flooring can be. The look of older, worn wood floors can be a popular look as well. Flooring matters and evaluating the best options for your home is important.
Learn more about Highlands NC homes
Contact me, Lynn Kimball, today to learn more about Highlands NC real estate. I welcome the opportunity to update you on the market while answering all of your buying and selling questions. Let my knowledge and experience serve as your guide to Highlands NC homes.