Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring That Looks Like Wood

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    Luxury Vinyl Plank: Hickory Wood

    Mannington Adura Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring
    Mannington Adura Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring. © Mannington Mills; Courtesy Mannington

    Luxury flooring planks (LVP) look best, in darker colors, and hickory is one of those wood species that looks great with darker stains.

    Mannington's Adura line has a Hickory LVP in beveled 5" x 48" planks. At 4mm thick, it's one of the thinner LVPs around, but this also makes it one of the most cost-effective.

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    Luxury Vinyl Plank: Light Oak Wood

    Light Oak Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring
    © Shaw Floors

    One of Shaw's premium (and more costly) LVP offerings, Chatham is full plank-size at 48" x 5.9".

    It is a floating luxury vinyl floor with a 12 mil wear layer and medium gloss finish. In the $6.50 to $7.50 range, it is fairly durable at 5/32" thick.

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    Luxury Vinyl Plank: Medium-Dark Oak Wood Finish

    Luxury Vinyl Floor Plank in Medium Dark Oak Finish
    © Shaw Floors
    Shaw's luxury vinyl line ranges from affordable to premium. Affordable, in this case, means that it's in the $3.50 to $4.00 range (kudos to Shaw, too, for showing prices, a rarity among luxury vinyl manufacturers).

    This is a medium-dark oak finish, with planks measuring 7.09" by 36.22". This translates to planks that are short and wide, as far as planks go.

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    Luxury Vinyl Plank: Teak Wood

    Teak Look Vinyl Luxury Tile
    © Mannington

    The tropics...brought to your home. Can this be real? Not exactly. You probably will not be installing teak flooring in your house any time soon. But you may be putting in this luxury vinyl simulation of teak.

    This is a bold teak with pronounced black striations against a soft brown with tones of red.

    These are 4mm thick planks with 4" x 36" dimensions. For ease of installation, these planks come with a proprietary no-glue locking system between boards.

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    Luxury Vinyl Plank: Light-Colored Maple Wood

    Light Colored Maple Luxury Vinyl Planks
    © Mannington
    Maple wood is a popular type of flooring for kitchens and breakfast rooms. Clear maple's clean, unstained color reflects sunshine, imbuing the whole room with a welcoming glow.

    You'll also find it in luxury vinyl tile form, this one under the Adura brand: 4" x 36" planks, 4mm thick, either in LockSolid (click the planks, no glue needed) or non-locking (glued) form.

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    Luxury Vinyl Plank: Chestnut Wood

    Chestnut Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring
    © Armstrong

    You'd be hard-pressed to find this kind of wood floor for real. It's an extremely tight-grained chestnut wood, hard as a rock, impervious to scratches. Chestnut is one hard hardwood.

    Yet this chestnut floor is luxury vinyl flooring, in long-and-narrow plank-like 48" x 4.5" dimensions. As a floating floor, it does not need to be glued down. Because it comes with the medium-gloss sealed in, it never needs refinishing.

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    Luxury Vinyl Plank: Walnut Wood

    Walnut Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring
    © Armstrong
    This flooring positively exudes a honey-warm glow, and it never needs to be re-stained or re-sealed. It's luxury vinyl tile (Armstrong Alterna) and it replicates the look of finely grained American walnut wood.

    Boards come in plank-like 48" x 6" dimensions and it has a low gloss that makes it perfect for locations that get a lot of light.

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    Luxury Vinyl Plank: Dark Oak Wood

    Dark Oak Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring
    © Karndean
    Opinions may differ, but my opinion is that luxury vinyl flooring looks better in darker colors. Dusky shades appear to do a better job of covering up the inherently fake nature of these vinyl-not-wood materials.

    Karndean is a higher-end source for luxury vinyl, with an wide array of dark woods. Besides this Winter Oak, they have at least nine others, including the remaining seasons of the year (Summer Oak, Spring Oak, and Fall Oak) that gradually darken throughout the year.

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    Luxury Vinyl Plank: Another Light Canadian Maple, But This One in a Bathroom

    Light Canadian Maple Luxury Vinyl Floor in Bathroom
    © Karndean
    We've already featured a clear maple-look luxury vinyl plank from Adura in this photo gallery. But here is another, this from Karndean. It's a highly significant picture because the company demonstrates one huge selling point for this type of flooring: you can finally install "wood" in your bathroom.

    It is strongly recommended that you do not install solid wood or even engineered wood in the bathroom, due to moisture. Wood-look laminate flooring is even debatable. But you can lay down luxury vinyl with complete abandon; it will never warp, split, contract, or otherwise be affected by water. So, have at it!

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    Luxury Vinyl Plank: Ebony Wood

    Ebony Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring
    © Karndean
    This ebony-look luxury vinyl plank floor (Karndean) infuses the room with a contemporary, urban feeling. LVF looks great in darker tones, and this manufacturer really "gets it": they've even developed a line of muted-color 48" x 7" planks called Van Gogh Dark Wood.