Is Wood Flooring Hard Wearing?

2657368268497d5e3b5d34896cc9574dYes, some kinds of wood flooring can be hard wearing. Wood flooring is a natural product and distinct species of timber are stronger than others.

Which type of wood is the most tough wearing?

They’re somewhat harder than Oak floors . Oak floors is definitely the most popular choice of wood flooring. It is widely available in different sizes, grades, plank types and surface finishes.

This is a much milder species of timber and will dent and scratch more easily. Walnut remains a popular selection of flooring, because of its rich brownish colours and distinctive grain pattern. You would need to take additional care of a Walnut floor, to protect it from damage.

In the end, if you are looking for a particularly hard wearing floor covering, you might want to think about Strand Woven Bamboo flooring. It’s over twice as tough as Oak flooring. You are still getting a gorgeous, natural flooring covering, but have the additional advantages of durability, sustainability and versatility. It is an excellent alternative to hardwood floors.

Just how long will a wooden floor last?

Even after a couple of years if it seems like your floor has dropped it lustre, it can be sanded and re-finished. This can help to bring your floors back to life. Sanding and re-finishing can be done a couple of times, depending on the type and thickness of your flooring.

How should I care for my hardwood flooring?

To make certain you take advantage of your wood flooring, you need to care for it carefully. This can help prevent unwanted scratches and damage. The best way to look after your floor is to avoid damage in the first place. Simple, but effective, things like using door mats at entry doors, felt protector pads on the bottom of furniture, and sweeping away dirt and dust every day, can help keep your floor scratch free.

As with any natural flooring material, you must remember that wood is subject to dents, scratches and damage if not looked after properly.

 

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