Wood Parquet Flooring Alternatives
The Top Parquet Flooring Choices In Yorkshire
If you are looking for geometrically decorative, low-maintenance parquet flooring, then consider these authentic-looking wooden parquet flooring alternatives. Otherwise known as herringbone flooring, parquet is the most highly-desired wood floor of the moment.
The benefits of choosing a parquet (or herringbone) wood floor alternative are cost and ease. Wooden parquet flooring is expensive, complex to install, requires maintenance and can discolour over time. Where herringbone laminate or vinyl flooring alternatives hold their colour, are easy to clean, easier to lay, equally as durable and require no maintenance.
The Top 3 Wooden Parquet/Herringbone Flooring Alternatives
Option 1 Wood Parquet Alternative:
Laminate Parquet Floors
Our Pick: Forma Bonetto Herringbone Laminate
Forma Bonetto Herringbone laminate is made with “Super-Grov” technology, meaning it not only looks like wood, but the surface feels like wood.
It is a 12mm thick waterproof HDF laminate with an antibacterial coating. And with a 20-year guarantee, you can be confident it will last. Another benefit of Bonetto Laminate is the ease of fitting it – their 1Click2Go install system planks click into place like a V-shaped jigsaw.
Wooden Herringbone Alternative: Laminate By Forma
Authentic texture | Realistic wood effect | 9 colour options
Option 2 Wood Parquet Alternative:
Vinyl Parquet Floors
Our Pick: COREtec Floors
COREtec floors are easy to install herringbone and parquet floors that mirror genuine wood (and stone). Designed with DIY in mind, choose from multiple laying patterns and luxury finishes that last. COREtec designs are as real as wooden floors get.
100% waterproof vinyl flooring with innovative core technology means COREtec floors won’t warp, buckle or peel due to moisture and remain scratch-proof. Perfect for homes with pets and kids!
Wood HERRINGBONE Alternative: COREtec Vinyl – Naturals In Slumber
Easy-fit click system | 100% Waterproof vinyl | Multiple wood finishes and laying options
Luxury Vinyl Parquet Floors
Our Picks: Amtico & Karndean Herringbone Flooring
Amtico and Karndean luxury vinyl ranges are super alternatives to traditional wooden parquet flooring. Being leaders in LVT flooring, their innovative technology means their herringbone floors are some of the most true-to-wood looking and feeling floors you can buy.
At the top end of the budget, both Amtico and Karndean vinyl offer maintenance-free, waterproof luxury flooring that actually reduces noise. With masses of colour choices and laying patterns, both offer custom styles to personalise your home perfectly for decades.
Wooden Parquet Alternative: Karndean Flooring Art Select, Glacia
True-feel wood texture | Authentic wood look | Many ranges, colours and laying options
Which Costs More – Wood, Vinyl Or Laminate Flooring?
Cushioned vinyl and laminate flooring will cost you less than a wood floor. But, when it comes to laminate Vs standard vinyl flooring, prices are in the same realm.
High-quality vinyl and laminate can cost upwards of £15-£30 per m/2 (supply only).
However, LVT (luxury vinyl, not to be confused with regular cushioned vinyl) and, moreover, the market-leaders Amtico or Karndean are premium products. So, these premium floors sit at the luxury end of the scale. Prices can be double to quadruple the price of regular vinyl or laminate. But LVT is built to last 4-10 times longer. Also, it can be uplifted and laid easily, so it can move with you if you choose. Making luxury vinyl a worthy investment that will outlast cushion vinyl and laminate.
In Conclusion, Wood Is Not The Only Way To Parquet
So there you have it, our top three alternatives to wooden parquet flooring are vinyl, luxury vinyl tiles or laminate. All are suitable to use with underfloor heating, are available in sustainable options, are waterproof and manufactured to last. Most of all, these alternatives have near-perfect wood texture – I would test anyone to tell the difference by look or feel against real wood floors!