I have seen this wood print vinyl and believe it or not, I was totally fooled by it. It looks fine. I went to these people's house 3 or 4 times and admired the floor and couldn't believe it wasn't wood when I found out. What was REALLY COOL too was that in the middle of the kitchen they had done an inlay of a compass with all the points and the big circle and "N", etc. with different patterns and colors of vinyl and it looked like a wood inlay that they had spent thousands of $ on, but it was vinyl and this old construction guy was totally fooled. I think this is a very real option, go for it. You can always put down wood, or something else later when you have more money if you want.