Go Faux: Wood Looks for Less

The natural warmth and charm of real wood is hard to beat, but in practical terms, real wood leaves a lot to be desired. It’s not waterproof. It’s easily damaged. It requires skilled installation, and it can fall in the higher range on the cost spectrum. Get the look of real wood without the cost or commitment, with these beautiful and practical faux alternatives.

Waterproof, Wood-Look Floors

Known as luxury vinyl or click laminate, these floors combine the durability of vinyl with the natural beauty of real hardwood. Incredibly realistic wood grains are digitally printed onto singular planks and then doubly protected with durable plastic wear layers. With click-lock installation systems, these floors also tend to be much more DIY-friendly as well.

Considering hardwood is not so moisture-friendly, luxury vinyl floors make a better choice forĀ  kitchens, bathrooms, porches or laundry rooms where the potential for water damage is ever-present.

Peel & Stick Removable Shiplap Wallpaper

If you’re considering a wood plank accent wall, but are afraid of the effort and commitment, try this one on for size. Nuwallpaper is an adhesive-backed paper that goes up in minutes and comes down in seconds. It’s easily removed with no damage and sticky residue left behind. There are plenty of wood, stone and brick looks, so get creative!

Espresso Faux Wood Blinds

These rich dark blinds are perfect for light sleepers and serious movie watchers. They reduce light and glare when closed, but can also let in full light when opened. In moisture-prone areas like kitchens and bathrooms, these also make a great choice as they are non-warping and non-fading, and can be customized to any size. Ask your local Paint Shop for a custom quote.