Real Hardwood vs Tile Hardwood Look-alike

There are various types of flooring, like authentic hardwood and look-alike tile and it can be hard choosing between them. They are both great options, but before considering either product, you should be informed of their pros and cons.

These are the advantages of real hardwood floors:

  • Easy maintenance

  • Long durability

  • It’s comfortable

These are the disadvantages of real hardwood floors:

  • Prone to scratches

  • Very susceptible to water damage

  • Can’t be installed in any area because of humidity

These are the advantages of hardwood tile flooring:

  • Scratch proof

  • Waterproof

  • Can be installed in any area

  • Nonallergenic

  • Durable

These are the disadvantages of hardwood tile flooring:

  • More expensive to replace

  • Prone to cracks and chips

  • Can be very slippery

  • Can be uncomfortable

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Hardwood Floors For Sports' Courts


The hardwood floors are well known and used in sports courts, so if you plan to make a basketball court, volleyball, squash, if you are going to put a bowling alley or a dance hall, and it has cost you to find a company with experience in the installation of your hardwood floors. Come to us, and we will give you many options such as wood, finishes, colors, textures at the best price, if you need support we will provide it.

Why is the wooden floor used in this type of sports already mentioned?

Basketball, squash and volleyball are a game that requires a lot of movement and fright on the part of the players and the ball itself, so they compete on wooden courts. Is packaged under pressure which makes the surface smooth, no cracks and counteracts accidents at the time of a union that provides a flat surface and without obstacles, other benefits are, for example:

- A decrease in force/impact.

- Control of information.

- bounced ball

- Decrease before uncontrolled displacement

- Behavior before rotation

A covered basketball court uses a maple wood floor or hard maple, this type of wood is what we can usually find in the stadiums of the NBA. For being a dense wood with fine fibers, so it is resistant and does not splinter, so it is durable and requires little maintenance. But hard maple is not recommended on outdoor courts.

Dancing on a hardwood floor

In artistic dances or ballet, Hardwood Floors are an option because they are soft, light and the acoustic are very good, for example, they have a tap, the wooden floor helps to have better acoustics, a better grip, and softness to avoid any injury. Floating wooden floors are ideal because they are placed without nailing, screwing and without touching the ground, so it is entirely smooth and ready to use. We give you options of finishes, for this type of flooring we usually give a semi-gloss or gloss finish, for its shiny finish but they are not the only options.

If you have any questions about commercial hardwood flooring installation or to schedule a FREE ESTIMATE appointment, call Evergreen Hardwood Floors at (408)509-8627