Real hardwood flooring in a Dallas-Fort Worth, TX home

Real hardwood or wood-look flooring: Which is best?

The answer to this question about wood floors is personal and depends on your specific list of requirements and preferences. It's essential to lean toward the best characteristics that match these details.

The good news is that there is a perfect material for your needs, and it's easier to find than you might think. Take time to consider some factors that will affect your choices as you begin to shop for your upcoming remodel.

Comparisons for visual appeal

Nothing beats the look of natural wood, and nothing pulls it off as perfectly as real hardwood flooring. You'll find a wide range of species, colors, and textures to help create the look you want and need.

Wood-look flooring like luxury vinyl and laminate mimic this look, with the same appearance you might find in natural wood. These visuals come from an image layer printed with 3D laser printing technology that replicates texture.

Comparisons for durability

Real hardwood has a lifespan that can easily surpass 100 years or more with professional installation. That's because natural wood naturally lasts longer than other materials.

The most significant difference between these two is that luxury vinyl is 100% waterproof and will never take on hardwood flooring water damage. But you'll also see a scratch, scuff, and dent resistance for floors that look better longer.

Natural wood lasts longer than luxury vinyl's 20 years, but we can install luxury vinyl in every room. Regardless of traffic, dampness, or humidity, it performs better and is easier to clean while it's in place.

Visit us for the best hardwood flooring in Dallas-Fort Worth

At Ted’s Floor & Décor, you’ll find the best materials for any need, large or small. Be sure to spend time with our associates, who can help every step.

Visit our hardwood flooring store in Sachse, TX, whenever you're in the area. We serve Dallas and Fort Worth and look forward to providing hardwood floorings for you too.