2022 Flooring Trend: Wood Alternative

Desert Oasis Project / Rebekah Westover Photography

Every year we share the trends in flooring that we are excited to see more of throughout the year. Many times, it’s high end European oaks or intricately pieced parquet that stand out. The looks are easy to fall in love with, but unaffordable for many. This year we are excited to see a more attainable flooring trend, wood alternative floors. Wood alternative flooring has gotten so much more realistic and creates a beautiful look with greater affordability and durability. Take a look!

Beach Front Project / Rebekah Westover Photography

In our Beach Front Project we used a wood-alternative luxury plank vinyl. Although vinyl floors have been around, the new versions are much thicker, of higher quality, and much more convincingly mimic the warm look of wood.

Beach Front Project / Rebekah Westover Photography

In this vacation rental home, the durable flooring makes sense because it effortlessly holds up to water and traffic. We used Paradigm Flooring Conquest Collection in the Chateau Colorway. So pretty.

Desert Oasis Project / Rebekah Westover Photography

Wood alternative flooring makes a lot of sense in a family home. Kids are hard on flooring and a durable floor relieves a lot of stress. We used the same line of luxury plank vinyl from Paradigm Flooring in our family-friendly Desert Oasis Project.

Desert Oasis Project / Rebekah Westover Project

We think wood alternative flooring meets the needs of so many of our clients. We recently partnered with Hewn Floors to introduce a wood alternative floor that we are really excited about. It’s similar to luxury plank vinyl in durability, but instead of vinyl, the floors are created from stone to better capture the texture, dimension, and feel of traditional flooring. We are currently installing it in several projects and cannot wait to share the reveals with you.

For my line, I ensured that the dimensions and colors were the same as the wide plank look I like. Whether you want a weathered coastal look or a medium tone full of warmth, the collection has the right flooring for any project. Want to try them out? ! We have a giveaway going on this week over on Instagram! Check it out here.

The wood alternative trend is for those that love the organic look of hardwood, but need a more durable option that can hold up to kids, pets, water, or just general wear and tear. It’s a plus that for the most part they are also more affordable.

Check back soon to see how we are using this trend in our projects this year. We can’t wait to share!


8 thoughts on “2022 Flooring Trend: Wood Alternative

  1. Lindsay Rolfert says:

    Love your new Hewn flooring. I’m wondering if it would be very cold in a basement in Connecticut. Also, would it be ok to lay it on concrete? Thank you

    • Becki Owens says:

      Laying on concrete is great! You just want to make sure it is level prior to install. The flooring doesn’t get cold like tile, it is more comparable to traditional wood flooring in regards to temperature and feel on your feet.
      Basements are ideal for the flooring because it’s 100% waterproof so if there is every any flooding, the floors would be ok.

  2. Marti Hurwitz says:

    I’m curious how wood alternatives are for standing long times? I know wood is easier to stand on than tile but how do these new products compare? Thank you.

  3. Brooke Carroll says:

    What’s your advice when trying to incorporate a second flooring surface to replace carpet? Our home is a ranch style with rustic medium to light real planks of various l length/widths. I considered having someone copy the floors but with install they became ridiculously expensive. 2 of the bedrooms have carpet and I would like to replace it with a synthetic plank. These rooms are not used often nor do they open to the main living area were the transition would be highly visible. Is it better to try and “best match” or go with something completely different?

    • Becki Owens says:

      When possible, it’s best to keep your home cohesive with flooring. Our new Hewn Flooring has beautiful color options and it’s a more affordable price point. Click here to order samples for consideration. Thank you

  4. Kendall says:

    Love this guide to wood alternatives. Building a new house with dogs and twin 18 month olds and feel like these alternatives would be the most family friendly. In your collection, which color way is most like a natural European white oak?

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