Let’s face it, hardwood flooring is expensive. While not long ago it was one of the only aesthetically pleasing options for flooring out there, times have changed. Now there is a whole range of stunning flooring options to choose from that mimic timber, as well as some flooring options that are gorgeous in their own way, all at a fraction of the cost of hardwood. Here are our four favourite alternatives to hardwood that will look beautiful and save you money.

4 Cheaper Alternatives To Timber Floors

Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl flooring is a great alternative that looks extremely similar to hardwood floors. While they don’t have the same feel underfoot, they do have some advantages that other flooring options don’t have, such as being largely waterproof. This makes vinyl flooring terrific for use in wet rooms such as kitchens, bathrooms, and laundries where hardwood isn’t recommended. To view our vinyl flooring range, click here.

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If you aren’t after an imitation, change tact and go for a completely different look. Carpet works well for bedrooms and living areas as it is soft underfoot and is a great insulator for both noise and heat. It also gives the room a luxurious and cosy feel at a fraction of the cost of hardwood flooring. To see our carpet range, click here.

Laminate Flooring

If you’re looking for a cheaper alternative to hardwood floors that gives you a similar look and feel, you can’t go past laminate flooring. Due to being mostly made up of wood products, the feel underfoot is extremely similar to that of hardwood floors. The laminate print has come a long way in terms of visual aesthetic, now with some prints being almost indistinguishable from real wood.

Bamboo Flooring

Another flooring alternative to hardwood that is increasing in popularity is bamboo flooring. This option has an extremely close resemblance to hardwood flooring and has the added perk of being environmentally friendly. The sleek look, durable and easy to clean surface, and low cost makes it a great option when looking for hardwood alternatives.

These four flooring options are all long lasting and visually pleasing alternatives to hardwood floors. By investing in one of these cheaper options you can save money to spend on other areas of your home without sacrificing a stunning floor. Check out Our Range of flooring products for some inspiration. For more helpful blog articles, click here

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