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There’s no denying that wood floors look amazing in a home but they can often be one of the most expensive choices for flooring. If you don’t want the hefty price and maintenance, at Frank’s we have many perfect wood flooring alternatives. We can even fit it for you too!

Advancements in technology have enabled manufacturers to be able to create products that replicate the look of wood perfectly. So, when your guests rock up for a cuppa they will never be able to tell the difference. 

When it comes to wood effect flooring alternatives, laminate flooring and LVT (Luxury Vinyl Tile) flooring are the two most popular choices. 

Laminate flooring

At Frank’s we offer a fantastic range of laminates in-store. Laminate floor boards are made from wood and the top veneer is a photo print of the type of wood it is mimicking, complete with realistic graining and knotting to replicate a real wood effect. 

Laminate flooring is an extremely durable and hard wearing option, which is perfect if your home experiences heavy footfall. It can withstand the rush of everyday life and common wear and tear that is expected in a family home. 

Wood is a homely material that brings instant warmth to any property and wood effect laminate flooring is no different. When installed in open-plan areas, it also brings consistency and will add to the sense of space and light.

What’s more, at Frank’s we will also fit the laminate for you! Our friendly flooring experts are highly skilled and experienced for the job and will install your flooring with little to no disruption, as quickly as possible. Pop down to your local Frank’s and we’ll sort it out for you.

LVT flooring

Generally laminate flooring is cheaper than LVT flooring depending on what you choose, so if you are on a budget this will be your best choice. However, if you have a little more money to stretch, LVT is a realistic wood flooring alternative that definitely won’t disappoint. 

LVT consists of wood-effect vinyl flooring tiles or planks. A selling point of LVT is that it is waterproof, which makes it a great choice for kitchen and bathroom applications. The wood effect layer also protects against scuffing and scratches. 

Due to the cushioning, LVT floors are comfortable and quiet to walk on, so you won’t feel like you are being heavy-footed when popping to the kitchen for a late-night snack!

When LVT is properly laid it really does give a convincing illusion of real hardwood floors. However, the best finish comes as a result of the flooring being professionally laid. Our expert fitters are here to make your life easier and your floor look amazing.

So, if you are looking for a cost effective flooring alternative to wood flooring we recommend laminate or LVT. Come and talk to us in-store and browse our extensive selection of wood effect flooring.

Got a question? Ask Frank!