Ironically enough, hardwood isn’t the only choice for the look of hardwood flooring in your home. Rather, there are a variety of manufactured materials, such as vinyl wood flooring, which are designed to simulate the look of hardwood, while also offering a number of beneficial characteristics that the natural material can not offer. At the same time, there are inherent properties that belong to real wood flooring, that no manufacturing process can fully mimic.
Vinyl Wood Flooring Defined
Hardwood is a natural material, which is produced when trees are harvested from forested areas. Vinyl is a man-made material, manufactured from petroleum. Vinyl wood flooring refers to vinyl that has been printed with the colors and markings found in natural hardwood. Recent advances in printing technology now allow vinyl products to simulate the look of a variety of wood species accurately.