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What Are The Best Dark Wood Floors?

By Lisa Hobbie Created: January, 2021

Not many flooring products present the rich, attractive appeal that a does. An elegant or classic look is easy to achieve with dark wood, and regardless of the decor and style of a room, a dark wood floor will complement the design.

There are many varieties of dark wood floors, from solid hardwood to vinyl plank and modular options in between. Greatmats offers a huge selection from which to choose, and we will highlight these 5 popular options:

  1. Premium Wood Grain Foam Tiles
  2. Reversible Wood Grain Foam Tiles
  3. Vinyl Peel & Stick Dark Oak Floor Tile
  4. Wilderness Edge Engineered Hardwood
  5. Western Wave Engineered Hardwood

What is the wood flooring cost for hardwood vs engineered hardwood?

Each of these products offers the best in their class, from pricing and value to quality and aesthetic appeal. Deciding which product is the best for you comes down to your budget, material preference, and performance needs.

What are the best foam dark wood floors?

Foam flooring may not automatically be one of your top ideas when you’re thinking about wood floors, but there are so many benefits to selecting foam. First, closed cell foam is non-absorbent and waterproof, lead-free, and latex-free. It offers cushioned comfort and thermal benefits as well as sound and shock absorbing qualities. Foam is surprisingly durable and extremely versatile.



Premium Wood Grain Foam Tiles are among the best if you’re interested in a faux wood floor that is cushioned, attractive, and affordable. If you desire the look of dark brown wood in an economical and low maintenance option, this is a great solution.

These premium wood grain tiles are soft and cushioned with a 3/16 inch thickness of EVA foam. The tiles are each 2x2 feet and come with border strips - presenting a clean, classy, low maintenance flooring solution. Available in two dark wood color options at a cost of about $1.15 per square foot, this product is attractive and cost-effective.



Reversible Wood Grain Foam Tiles are taking wood look foam flooring to another level. These are unique because it can simply be flipped to reveal a new, fresh look.

Each of the 2x2 foot EVA foam tiles is 14 mm thick. This comfortable flooring is economical and low maintenance. Compared to hardwood, installing this faux wood floor is a breeze for a quick, DIY process.

Once laid in place, these foam tiles provide anti-fatigue and insulative benefits and are durable and waterproof. With one side presenting a wood grain design and the reverse side featuring a tan, thatch -textured surface, either would provide a comfortable and attractive surface on which to stand or relax. These tiles are available in deep or dark wood grain options and cost about $1.60 per square foot.

What is the best dark wood peel and stick floor?

The peel and stick flooring options at Greatmats are great for kitchen floors, basements, entryways, garage floors, living room floors, and dining room floors. This product is easy to install without adhesive, and it allows for a room to be easily transformed into a warm and attractive one with a clean look.



Vinyl Peel & Stick Dark Oak Floor Tile truly provides the look and feel of a traditional hardwood floor at a fraction of the cost. This product is fast and easy to install on any flat, hard surface. It provides a versatile and durable flooring solution for home or commercial settings with a wear-resistant surface. It is very resistant to moisture, and it will not expand over time like laminate often does.

This cost-effective, commercial-grade flooring is available in a variety of design finishes, and at around $1.65 per square foot, is another affordable and attractive option.

What are the best engineered dark wood floors?

Like all of the flooring products at Greatmats, the engineered hardwood flooring products are top-notch. With a mix of beauty, durability, affordability, and value, these products are among the best dark wood floors.



Wilderness Edge Engineered Hardwood is one of the most unique products available. Made of hand-honed birch with attractive rustic features, this flooring solution comes in many different color options. It features beveled edges and a rustic tongue and groove design.

Hand stained with mineral streaks and filled knots and an 11-step semi-gloss finish, this product is truly top-notch. It’s CARB certified (regarding air quality and contaminants) and Lacey Act Compliant (protecting plants and wildlife), and it is non-absorbent. Priced at about $2.70 per square foot, it also delivers amazing value.



Western Wave Engineered Hardwood is another superior engineered hardwood product. This flooring solution features random length, hand-honed planks that are available in numerous medium to dark tones.

With its tongue and groove design and 11-step semi-gloss finish, this CARB certified floor is the highest quality available. It, too, is Lacey Act Compliant and features splits, hand-scraped textures, beveled edges, and mineral streaks to maximize the appeal and character of this engineered hardwood flooring.

At around $3.20 per square foot, this product offers the warmth of authentic hardwood at a fraction of the price.

Greatmats - for the best dark wood floors!

Aside from the selection of products highlighted, Greatmats offers a number of other dark wood floors. Many of the products offer a variety of designs that resemble various wood grain patterns. From wood grain foam tiles to various modular flooring products, Greatmats has many solutions that would satisfy the desire to have a wood grain floor at an affordable price. When you’re ready to purchase your wood or faux wood flooring, let Greatmats go to work for you!

For more on this topic please review our Engineered Hardwood Flooring product page.