Most people have thought about installing hardwood floors at one time or another. The natural beauty of wood brings a soft, elegance to any home. Today, hardwoods are not just for floors. Modern Asheville homes feature hardwoods for counters, backsplashes and even entire walls. While hardwoods are traditionally expensive material to work with, there are inexpensive hardwoods that will bring that ambiance you crave with a price tag that won’t shock your wallet.
Ready to upgrade to hardwood flooring in your Asheville NC home? Read on to get our favorite budget-friendly options.
Top 3 Inexpensive Hardwoods
Our first inexpensive hardwood isn’t really wood at all. Bamboo is actually a grass, yet it’s harder than most hardwoods. Bamboo comes in only two shades – light and dark (boiled) – yet because of the variety in the plant itself, there are many color options available.
Hickory is most often used in rustic or country style homes. A very strong wood, it’s perfect for homes with high traffic and provides great durability and value for the price. With proper stain, hickory can take on a light, pine tone or a darker, richer look.
Never heard of lyptus? You’re not alone. Lyptus is commonly mistaken for mahogany. Beautiful and durable, lyptus costs a fraction of the cost of actual mahogany and provides the same lustrous look.
Hardwoods come in a large variety of tones, hardness and finishes. With so many to options choose from and options starting at prices comparable to quality carpet, many homeowners and designers are incorporating hardwoods in their homes than ever before. Which hardwood will you choose? Comment below!
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