Weighing The Options: Engineered Hardwood Floors Vs. Wood Look Tile Planks

September 25, 2023


Are you searching for the perfect flooring solution that seamlessly combines style, durability, and peace of mind? Discover the rich variety within the MSI Everlife® Waterproof Flooring Collection. From the warmth of engineered hardwood flooring to the sleekness of porcelain and the adaptability of luxury vinyl tile, there's a solution tailored to every taste and need. Discover a world where beauty meets functionality, and let your space be transformed. 

Here, we'll review two remarkable product lines within this collection: Woodhills® Engineered Hardwood and Porcelain Wood Look Tile. Let’s explore these flooring options' distinctive features and undeniable advantages, focusing especially on their unrivaled waterproof properties.

Woodhills® Waterproof Wood Flooring Collection

Imagine the timeless beauty of natural wood flooring without worrying about moisture damage. That's precisely what the Woodhills® Waterproof Wood Flooring Collection offers. These hand-selected and scraped planks bring the charm of top-range wood to your space without the maintenance of traditional hardwood. With 11 exquisite colors and variable-length planks available, the Woodhills® Collection is an aesthetically pleasing and incredibly durable choice for any home.


Woodhills® waterproof flooring is engineered with a solid, high-density core, rendering it 100% impervious. A durable wear layer that’s water, stain, and scratch-resistant protects its natural hardwood veneer, making it ideal for homes with kids and pets. The best part? As each plank is unique, you don't need to plan your layout meticulously ahead of time.

The patented click-and-lock technology makes installation a breeze for DIY projects. Matching molding pieces, including quarter-rounds, reducers, T-moldings, and overlapping stair nose pieces, are available to complete the professional look.

The Woodhills® Collection also features the proprietary CrystaLux Ultra™ protection layer, ensuring longevity and durability. Every plank has a pre-attached 1MM acoustic pad for enhanced sound absorption and comfort underfoot. With a lifetime residential and 20-year light commercial warranty, you can trust that your investment will last.

Aura Gold™ Woodhills® Waterproof Wood


Aura Gold™ Wood Flooring, part of the Everlife® Woodhills® Collection, features golden, honey-hued wood with darker knots and grains. These 6.5" x 48" varying-length planks combine genuine wood with a stone-based core and a pre-attached  . The proprietary CrystaLux Ultra™ finish provides exceptional protection against wear, while MSI-exclusive DryLuxe™ technology ensures it's 100% waterproof. 

Bali Buff™ Woodhills® Waterproof Wood


Bali Buff™ Wood Flooring, another gem from the Everlife® Woodhills® Collection, offers a blend of light, creamy beige tones with soft knots and graining for an elegant appearance. Like its counterparts in the Woodhills® Collection, these 6.5" x 48" varying length planks feature a genuine wood top, stone-based core, and a pre-attached 1MM pad for comfort and sound reduction. DryLuxe™ technology ensures that Bali Buff™ is impervious to water, while CrystaLux Ultra™ provides an ultimate protection layer against everyday wear. Installation is simple thanks to its patented locking system, and it comes with a lifetime warranty for residential use. 

Porcelain Wood Look Tile Collection

Wood look tiles have gained immense popularity in recent years and offer the appearance of genuine hardwood flooring with added durability and practicality. From rustic to modern, flooring from our Porcelain Wood Look Tile Collection provides countless advantages for any home design. 


Porcelain tile excels in durability compared to many other flooring materials. It stands up to challenges like warping, scratches, dents, and cracks, making it a prime choice for areas with heavy foot traffic or homes with pets. This flooring option is fireproof and resistant to stains and water, promising long-lasting use without regular maintenance. Moreover, it's a more budget-friendly alternative than many traditional flooring choices.

Porcelain wood look tile mimics the natural graining, colors, and sizes of wood planks to create a remarkable and customizable space. It offers even more color options than natural wood, allowing you to tailor your new flooring  perfectly to your desired aesthetic. 

Unlike natural wood, porcelain wood look tile is moisture-resistant, making it perfect for areas prone to water exposure, such as bathrooms, kitchens, and outdoor spaces. You won't have to worry about cupping, warping, or discoloration due to water damage with this premium solution. 

Braxton Saddle Porcelain Tile 


Saddle Porcelain Wood Tile from the Braxton Collection features long linear veins in creamy white to tan hues against a neutral background to create an affordable luxury look. These large format wood look tiles measure 10” x 40” and have minimal grout lines for seamless continuity and soothing ambiance. Suitable for floors and walls alike, this tile allows you to create a signature space that complements various decorative schemes. It's easy to maintain and highly durable, making it perfect for busy homes, both indoors and outdoors.

Aspenwood Amber Porcelain Tile 


Aspenwood Amber Wood Look Tile features warm beige tones in an elegant wood look design. This versatile tile suits various design projects, including countertops, floors, and walls. Light beige contrasts beautifully with warmer, darker tones to recreate the realistic knots and grains of fine natural hardwood. With these porcelain tiles, you can achieve the look of natural wood without maintenance or refinishing.

Worry-free Wood Look Flooring

Whether you prefer the warmth of Woodhills® Engineered Hardwood or the practicality of Porcelain Wood Look Tile, the Everlife® Waterproof Flooring Collection offers a diverse range of options that enhance the beauty and functionality of your space. These waterproof flooring solutions are stylish, durable, easy to maintain, and versatile, making them ideal for any room in your home or commercial space.

Ready to elevate your project with exceptional waterproof flooring? Chat with us online, visit an MSI showroom, or contact an authorized MSI retailer to bring your flooring dreams to life. 


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