Durable hardwood flooring in a Charlotte, NC home

Which hardwood flooring is most durable?

If you're looking for durable wood flooring, we know you have questions. But which hardwood is the most durable?

The good news is there are plenty of durable options, starting with species selection. You can add features to increase durability from there, so read along to find out more.

Species selection is important

You'll want to choose a species that's hard enough for your level of in-house traffic. Of course, the more traffic you have, the harder the species should be to handle it.

If you have pets, children, or both, be sure to opt for the most durability you can get for your solid hardwood flooring. You'll appreciate the results in flooring that lives up to its expectations.

Adding extended durability

The sealant and finish also play a role in your floor's durability, but there are some things you should know. Prefinished floors are often much harder than site-finished options.

They have many layers of dried finish that can even be hard to refinish the first time. These options often resist wearing better than site-finished floors for this reason.

Go with a textured finish when possible

For most wood flooring options, textured finishes can block light scratches and scuffs for a better look. Hand-scraped, distressed, and vintage options are perfect for this benefit.

They are so good at deflecting wear you can go several more years before refinishing them. And for even more protection, consider adding rugs, mats, or runners in busy spaces.

Visit us any time for great flooring choices

Space Floors is always standing by to ensure options you'll love for years to come. Our experienced associates are ready to work alongside you, no matter your flooring need.

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in Charlotte, NC, any time you're in the area. From there, we serve:

  • Waxhaw
  • Huntersville
  • Cornelius
  • Mooresville
  • Matthews
  • Mint Hill
  • Monroe
  • Fort Mill
  • Rock Hill