Faux is French for fake and is used to mean imitation, artificial, or counterfeit. Flooring products are either natural (e.g., hardwood and stone) or synthetic. The man-made products are commonly designed to look like a natural product. The simulated synthetic flooring products are called faux-wood or faux-stone. Luxury vinyl may imitate the appearance of natural travertine or porcelain may be created to appear as hardwood flooring.