The Top Wood Flooring Options for Your Home

Wood flooring is absolutely timeless. It is easier to clean and maintain, looks stunning in every home, and of course, adds value. Wood, however, doesn’t always have to be made of wood. With so many beautiful alternatives, you can have a right look at your budget.

Before you commit to anything, however, it is always important to know the pros and cons of each flooring type, so you know which option is best for your home and your family.

The Main Types of Wood Flooring Options


Our Laminate flooring London designs can look like anything. It can look like real wood; it can have a fun design, it could be the perfect colour. With a variety of finishes that help make it look even more like wood, like planks or tiles, laminate can be the perfect budget-friendly hardwood option.


It is hardwearing, it is resistant to scratches, and doesn’t fade. It is also very unlikely to fade and great for whole rooms.


Laminate flooring cannot be rebuffed later on, so if there are scratches or dents, it will need to be replaced.


Vinyl is fast becoming a fan favourite amongst homeowners. It is very similar to laminate in that it can be printed to look like anything and comes in a variety of cut options, like tile or planks.


Looks great, high quality, scratch-resistant and water-resistant, making it a better option for kitchens and bathrooms.


Like laminate, it will need to be replaced if there is damage. Depending on the adhesive used, vinyl can also be tough to remove.


Hardwood is the most traditional of all floors and is considered to be the highest level of luxury you can opt for. There is traditional hardwood, and engineered hardwood. Both offer the same beautiful finish.


Lifelong longevity, beautiful finish, and adds character. Hardwood also tends to increase home value, and if there are scuff marks or scratches, it can be sanded down and refinished.


Upfront costs are costly, making it a less than ideal choice for first-time homeowners. The type of wood will also make an impact, with some woods being soft and prone to scratches.

What to Consider When Choosing the Wood Flooring Type

How a floor looks is the most crucial consideration to make. Each option has untold numbers of varieties. Hardwood has multitudes of wood type and even design. Vinyl and linoleum can be customized to look like anything. Having a top five is an excellent place to be in when narrowing down your flooring option because ultimately you will also need to consider your budget, your lifestyle, and how long you need the floor to last.

1.    Budget

Your upfront budget needs to be taken into consideration. You don’t want to do one room at a time when it comes to flooring, because you want it all to match and waiting too long could mean your floor style has gone out of stock or has been discontinued.

There are financing options, but you still need to be comfortable with the repayments.

2.    Lifestyle

All options are ideal for varying lifestyles. Softwoods are horrible for those who are active, especially if they have dogs as their floors will get scratched up in no time. Choose the type of floor that can handle the wear and tear and still come out looking great.