There are many types of affordable wood flooring for your home remodeling project. You do not need to choose the most expensive, premium wood floor in order to have a great looking house. In fact, many alternatives to hardwood floors are becoming increasingly popular. This is in part because the cost of wood and other materials went up over the last 2 years, primarily because of production delays due to COVID-19. Other factors come into play too, and there’s no denying that hardwood floors are more expensive than cheaper options like laminate flooring. This is why you’re here, so keep reading to learn about the best way to remodel your house and install hardwood flooring affordably and within your budget!
One incredible choice for affordable flooring is timber. It’s much cheaper than other options and will last for a long time. You can lay your timber flooring on top of old floors, or remove the flooring first. That gives the installation process a lot of flexibility which will lower the overall cost. There are many styles and colors to choose from, so you’re not limited by choosing timber floors over something else.
It is very important to professionally seal timber flooring. If it is fully sealed then it will last much longer. Every 3-4 years you will need to rebuff and coat the flooring again. This is critical because timber flooring is known to scratch easily if it’s not finished and sealed properly. It is a softer wood and may not be ideal if you have small children playing with hard plastic toys or other frequent use of the house that can cause scratches and dents.
This is a fantastic way to save money and support renewable resources! Unlike timber, bamboo is easy and quick to grow so the cost is much lower. One great thing about this type of floor is that the bamboo is much stronger. It is durable enough to handle a lot more wear and tear, which reduces your future costs as it requires less maintenance. With less chance of repairs being needed, bamboo is a great choice for homeowners on a budget. Bamboo is a wonderful alternative to hardwood floors, while still being “woodish” in style.
Hardwood Flooring in Houston
If you are still wanting to install hardwood flooring instead of a cheaper timber, bamboo, or other type of floor then you’re in luck! We can remove, replace, repair, or install any type of hardwood flooring you want. Solid wood flooring is more expensive, so it may not be great for your budget, but it’s worth mentioning for a few reasons. For one, if you are selling your house soon then you have to consider the potential value increase. New hardwood floors may cost more upfront, but it may make it easier to sell your house, or allow you to sell it for more. This value later can significantly reduce the longterm cost of the floors, even if you pay more at first.
Engineered Wood Floors
Engineered wood is a great alternative to a traditional hardwood because of how cost effective it is. While on the surface the material looks like natural wood, it is similar to the difference between a true silver and silver plating. Underneath the surface wood is a manufactured / engineered core that is much cheaper than solid wood. This is definitely one of the more popular options for homeowners in Houston and there is little downside. There are many affordable options that don’t sacrifice quality or design whatsoever!