As dense and long-lasting as hardwood floors are, there’s hardly a lifestyle they can’t handle. Durable enough to stand up under some of the most active households. You’ll quickly see why the lifespan is so long. A few factors can make a difference, however, so it’s important to know how to get started.
We will help you find the perfect species, as they range from very soft to very hard. The more active your home, the harder species you will need, which will help your floors reach their desired lifespan. Softer flooring can be used in areas where there is little to no regular traffic, without damaging your floor’s lifespan.
Refinishing is an important aspect of these floors, and can also help keep your wood floors looking great, even after multiple decades. When wear and tear finally starts to show, you can schedule your floors for refinishing. This actually strips away years of wear, bringing them back to a like new finish all over again. It is at this time, if you prefer, you can even change the stain color or finish type.
Many people prefer the high gloss finish, but finishes such as distressed, vintage, and hand scraped can actually hide the signs of wear and tear, offering you more time between refinishing projects. With these finishes, you’ll see far fewer scratches, scuffs, and scars, even over two or three decades of use.