When you decide on hardwood flooring
for your floors, you should know that there are plenty of options available for personalization and more. Besides offering one of the most extensive lifespans in the flooring industry, it provides a wealth of visuals and unique benefits that work to create the floors you've always wanted. Read along to find out even more about what could be your next floor covering.
Solid hardwood is probably the most popular and most featured product in this line, simply because they are so durable and have a lifespan that can easily exceed 100 years or more with proper care and maintenance. It's a great, hard-wearing choice for all the spaces in your home that see excessive traffic and activity, such as hallways, living rooms, and foyers. You can choose your favorite species, stain color, finish, and more, for floors that serve you well.
Another option is engineered hardwood, an excellent choice for below-grade spaces such as basements, where humidity, dampness, and temperature fluctuations are often seen. It features plywood layers topped with a veneer of natural wood and a wear layer that protects against various daily wear.
You'll get an average of about 30 years of life from these floors, but they can be refinished several times, depending on the thickness of the natural wood veneer. Both of these products are durable, but to add added protection, you might consider using mats, area rugs, or runners to keep dirt, debris, and foot traffic from coming into direct contact with your floor's surface. Also, be sure to keep these floors swept and mopped with a damp mop when necessary for a like-new appearance that will last for years to come.