What’s the best alternative to wood flooring

When considering alternatives to wood flooring, several options offer the aesthetic appeal of wood along with added benefits such as durability, lower cost, and easier maintenance. Here are some of the best alternatives to wood flooring:

Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP)


  • Mimics the look and texture of wood closely.
  • Highly durable and resistant to scratches, moisture, and stains.
  • Comfortable underfoot and quieter than laminate.
  • Generally more affordable than hardwood.

LVP flooring


  • Not as pretty as the real thing
  • Might not have the same resale value as real wood.

Laminate Flooring


  • Highly durable and scratch-resistant.
  • Available in a wide variety of styles and colors that mimic wood.
  • More fade resistant than real wood
  • Cost-effective compared to hardwood.

Kitchen flooring


  • Can be susceptible to moisture damage.
  • Doesn't have the same warmth and natural feel as wood.
  • Cannot be refinished; damaged planks need to be replaced.

Tile Flooring (Wood-Look Porcelain or Ceramic)


  • Extremely durable and long-lasting.
  • Resistant to water, making it ideal for kitchens, bathrooms, and basements.
  • Low maintenance and easy to clean.
  • Comes in a variety of styles that mimic wood grain.

tile flooring


  • Hard and cold underfoot.
  • Grout lines require periodic cleaning and sealing.
  • More challenging and costly to install.

Whether you want real wood or a great wood alternative, Metro Flooring has you covered. Please come in to discuss with one of our design consultants who will help guide you to the product that best fits you.