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5 Wood Flooring Options for Different Budgets and Styles

There's nothing like the versatility of wood.

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Floors are like the stage your entire home is built upon, so it goes without saying that as a homeowner, you have to put as much thought in it as you would in your walls, furniture, and accessories. It's a tough yet important choice to make, whether you're building a new home or renovating an old one.

There are different flooring options like carpets and tiles, but one material remains the acknowledged standard: wood. The reason is simple: Wood is beautiful, versatile, reusable, and environment-friendly. It goes with almost any interior design style and it could last a lifetime—even beyond. 

Now, if you think all wood flooring materials are all alike and it's just a matter of choosing the finish or color that appeals to you, think again. Depending on the materials and manufacturing processes used in their production, different types of wood flooring can vary greatly in terms of aesthetics and performance. Here's a quick guide to floor selection based on the different styles and budgets that homeowners like you may have.

 

1. Your Style Pick: Modern

The modern style dictates simplicity in every element, and hardwood engineered flooring like the new Hickory Gray from Matwood Treated Innovation Floors exudes just that. Milled and stained to maintain natural features, it adds character and warmth to your home with its simple color palette. It's also an ideal backdrop for modern elements such as metal, glass, and steel.

Price: P3,400 per sqm. (approx.)

 

2. Your Style Pick: Rustic

With its unique grain patterns, Acacia from Matwood Innovation Floors fits the rustic design to a T. Stained to enhance the beautiful shades of the real hardwood, it ensures you'll get the natural, raw, and unfinished, textured look of this design style.

Price: P3,600 per sqm. (approx.)

 

3. Your Style Pick: Scandinavian

Scandinavian design prioritizes simplicity over anything else. Wood flooring is a staple, so go for something like the Smoked and Limed Oak from Matwood Treated Innovation Wide Plank Floors. Its warm color and natural material give your home that Nordic feel. Pick a subtle grain in a medium tone to achieve the Scandi look.

Price: P7,100 per sqm. (approx.)

 

4. Your Style Pick: Industrial

Stay true to the theme and choose composite flooring such as the PCW Ultra Floors for your industrial-themed home. It is virtually scratch and waterproof due to its wood fiber and plastic mixture construction. Its texture and finish will perfectly set off concrete walls and metal fixtures characteristic of the industrial theme.

Price starts at P1,700 per sqm. (approx.)

 

5. Your Style Pick: Mid-Century Modern

Laminate flooring gives you the look of wood flooring without busting your budget. Washed Cherry from PCW Lamina Floors make use of a photographic applique layer under a clear protective film, so you get the look and feel of real wood. The finish of this particular laminate floor is a throwback to the design style of the 1950s and the 1960s, where functionality was key and the emphasis was on natural or organic elements.

Price: P725 per sqm. (approx.)

 

Just as you would put your home's design in the hands of experts, so should you entrust your wood flooring needs to a company that has been trusted by the construction industry since 1964. With its world-class wood innovation, selection of wood brands and variety of products, Matimco makes sure you don't have to look anywhere else to find sustainable wood flooring for building your home.

Start by shopping here, or drop by any of Matimco House of Wood showroom so you can see how different finishes and grains play with elements to your design.

This article was created by Summit StoryLabs in partnership with Matimco.
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