MSI's Warm Wood And Wood Look Floors: The Perfect Choice For Family Homes

February 24, 2024


Creating a warm and inviting atmosphere in a family home extends beyond mere aesthetics; it's about crafting spaces that stand up to the rigors of daily life while retaining their comfort and charm. The right flooring sets the tone for the entire home and plays a critical role in achieving both functionality and style. MSI's array of flooring options rises to this challenge by artfully blending the timeless beauty of wood with advanced materials designed for longevity and minimal maintenance.

These wood-look floors are not only pleasing to the eye but are also equipped to handle the spills, footsteps, and playful antics of a bustling household. From the rich textures of engineered hardwood to the practical resilience of porcelain tiles, we offer solutions that cater to various preferences and needs.

Each product line is a testament to our commitment to quality, offering distinct features such as waterproof technology, scratch resistance, and easy installation. Whether you're renovating an old space or curating a new one, MSI's flooring selections can help transform your vision of a family-friendly home into a reality.

Let's venture into these flooring options and discover how they can bring warmth and style to all your living spaces!

W Engineered Hardwood

W Engineered Hardwood redefines the charm of wood floors with the practicality required for family living. Constructed from 100% real wood through and through, these floors offer the authentic look and feel of traditional hardwood while boasting an engineered core that ensures stability across various environments. This structural integrity means that whether you live in a humid seaside town or a dry mountainous region, these floors remain unwarped and beautiful.

ladson-northcutt-engineered-wood-flooringLadson Northcutt Engineered Wood Flooring

Our Ladson Northcutt Engineered Wood is a premier choice that marries the allure of natural hardwood with the advancements of modern flooring technology. The planks, with their generous 7.5” x 75” dimensions and beveled edges, lay down an elegant foundation that is rich in detail. The beige tones of Ladson™ Northcutt, interspersed with subtle darker grains and knots, bring a sophisticated aesthetic that can elevate the ambiance of any space, be it residential or commercial.

Engineered for versatility, this flooring adapts to a wide array of interior styles, from contemporary to classic. These planks are finished with MSI’s proprietary CrystaLux Ultra formulation. This protective layer is the cornerstone of the product’s durability, offering a shield against the scuffs, scratches, and dings that come with daily life. It is flooring made to retain its beauty through the years, reflecting a commitment to longevity and enduring style.

The addition of ZeroSlip technology is a noteworthy feature that sets this collection apart. This safety-focused innovation provides a surface that is less prone to causing slips, which is a crucial consideration for families with young children or elderly members. It ensures that even in the busiest of households, these floors contribute to a secure environment, allowing for worry-free movement throughout the home.

Hybrid Rigid Core

Hybrid Rigid Core (HRC) flooring from MSI is a prime example of how modern technology can enhance the natural beauty and functionality of wood-look flooring. This specific product features a series of advanced technologies aimed at ensuring the floor's durability and longevity, making it an excellent choice for family homes.

One of the standout features of our HRC offerings is the patent-pending DryLuxe waterproof technology. This innovation ensures that the flooring is impervious to water, making it suitable for areas in the home that are prone to moisture, such as kitchens, bathrooms, and basements. This is particularly beneficial in family homes where spills and accidents are a common occurrence.

delray-hybrid-rigid-coreDelray Hybrid Rigid Core

Our Delray Hybrid Rigid Core from the Everlife® Smithcliffs Collection is designed to handle high-traffic areas with ease. Its surface is equipped with CrystaLux Ultra, a protection layer that provides enhanced durability against everyday wear. This feature is crucial for maintaining the floor's appearance over time, especially in homes with children and pets where the floor is put to the test daily.

Furthermore, Delray offers 50% improved scratch protection compared to traditional vinyl, a testament to its robust construction. This means that not only is it resistant to the occasional dropped toy or dragged chair, but it can also handle more significant challenges without showing wear.

The confidence in the quality and durability of Delray Hybrid Rigid Core is reflected in its warranty offerings. It comes with a lifetime residential warranty, which speaks volumes about its longevity in a home setting. Additionally, it offers a 15-year light commercial warranty and a 10-year commercial warranty, suggesting that it can also withstand the demands of commercial spaces.

Such extensive warranties and advanced features make Delray an ideal choice for homeowners looking for a floor that combines the warm aesthetics of wood with the resilience and ease of maintenance required for a bustling family home.

Luxury Vinyl Planks

MSI's Luxury Vinyl Planks are not only the epitome of elegance in wood-look flooring but also a beacon of innovation in durable home solutions. These planks are a testament to the fusion of aesthetic beauty and practical technology, designed to meet the dynamic demands of a family home. The advanced engineering behind these planks ensures they are robust enough to handle the wear and tear of daily life while maintaining the charm and warmth of traditional hardwood.

scandi-luxury-vinyl-planksLaurel Reserve Scandi Luxury Vinyl Planks

Our Laurel Reserve Scandi Luxury Vinyl Planks provide a spacious feel, while their color palette, featuring a gentle neutral base with layers of walnut and mid-toned toffee browns, adds depth and warmth to any room. These planks are designed with a realistic wood-grain texture, capturing the essence of natural wood and bringing an inviting atmosphere to your living space.

The construction of the Laurel Reserve Scandi planks is particularly noteworthy. With an 8MM total thickness that includes a substantial 6MM core and a 2MM attached pad, these planks offer a robustness that can withstand the rigors of daily life. The attached pad plays a dual role, enhancing the durability of the flooring while also providing a comfortable, cushioned feel underfoot, which is essential in homes where children play on the floor or where comfort is a priority.

The 22MIL CrystaLux Ultra protection layer is a clear indicator of the product's resilience. This top layer protects against scratches, stains, and wear, ensuring the floor maintains its aesthetic appeal over time, even in high-traffic areas. This is an essential feature for busy households where the floor must endure toys, pet claws, and the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

These Scandi planks also boast 100% waterproof capabilities, meaning that they can be used in any room of the house without fear of damage from spills or humidity. This makes cleaning up after kids' messes or pet accidents worry-free and straightforward.

Installation of these luxury vinyl planks is designed with the consumer in mind. The easy-install locking system allows for a quick, floating installation that homeowners can do themselves. Moreover, the innovative "no acclimation" technology is a game-changer, as it allows you to purchase and install the flooring on the same day, without the usual waiting period for the planks to adjust to the environment. This is a significant advantage for those who want to enjoy their new floors immediately or who need a swift renovation process.

Porcelain Wood Look Tile

Porcelain wood-look tile has revolutionized the flooring industry, offering homeowners the opportunity to enjoy the timeless appeal of warm wood looks without the maintenance and wear concerns associated with real wood, which can be susceptible to water damage, warping, and scratching. Porcelain tile provides a hardwearing surface that is impervious to moisture and highly resistant to wear. This makes it ideal for high-traffic areas and wet zones such as kitchens and bathrooms, where real wood simply wouldn't survive the elements.

Furthermore, porcelain maintains its appearance over the years, requiring minimal upkeep. These benefits make porcelain wood-look tiles a smart and stylish choice for family homes, blending the warmth and beauty of wood with the unparalleled performance of porcelain.

aspenwood-caf-wood-look-porcelain-tileAspenwood Café Wood Look Porcelain Tile

Our Aspenwood Café Wood Look porcelain tile is a prime example of modern innovation, where the rich texture and color of natural wood are perfectly captured in the durable body of porcelain. This tile uses high-definition printing technology to create an authentic wood-grain appearance on the tile’s surface, making it nearly indistinguishable from real wood.

It is fired at high temperatures to achieve a hard, dense, and durable surface that is resistant to moisture, scratches, and chips. Because it is impervious to water, it can be used in bathrooms, kitchens, and other wet areas without concern for water damage. The ease of cleaning and low maintenance requirements make it an ideal choice for busy households.

Warm Wood Looks Offer the Perfect Fusion of Durability and Style

At MSI, our wood-look flooring offers more than just attractive designs; it delivers durable, low-maintenance solutions ideal for busy families. With advanced technology, these floors stand up to daily life while maintaining their wood-like beauty, making them a smart choice for any home.

Whether it’s the water-resistant features of hybrid rigid cores, the comfort of luxury vinyl planks, the elegance of engineered wood, or the toughness of porcelain tiles, we have options for every preference and need. These floors are designed with sustainability in mind, ensuring long-lasting appeal with minimal upkeep. Choosing MSI means investing in flooring that supports a lively household, marrying functionality with style in a way that lasts.

Ready to learn more? Chat with us online today, plan a visit to your nearest MSI showroom, or find a local authorized MSI retailer to find out more about our warm wood-look flooring options to suit your next project.


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