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What Is the Most Durable Wood Flooring?

Wood floors have always been the epitome of elegance and sophistication, creating a welcoming ambiance of comfort and warmth. With quality hardwood floors from Fame Hardwood in Beverly Hills, CA, you can create a timeless space with the most durable wood flooring that will last a lifetime.

WOOD FLOORING TYPES

There is a range of wood flooring types available on the market, each with its own appearance, design options, cost, and quality. These types of wood flooring include laminate, bamboo, cork, and solid and engineered hardwood, with solid hardwood being the most durable and long-lasting flooring option. Solid hardwood floors, cut into planks straight from trees, can be sanded and refinished many times over to restore their beauty.

Engineered hardwood floors have a top hardwood veneer with several layers of wood glued together underneath. Engineered hardwood floors can only be refinished once or twice before the integrity of the floor is compromised. Solid hardwood floors will last a lifetime, while engineered hardwood floors will last for 35 to 45 years.

SOLID HARDWOOD FLOORS

Hardwood floors are an excellent choice in traditional and contemporary spaces, providing a lifetime of quality and value. Hardwood floors are timeless and will never go out of style. Dense hardwood species such as oak, maple, ash, hickory, and cherry, the correct board thickness and finish guarantee hardness, durability, and unmatched beauty that will last for decades.

SPECIES OF HARDWOOD USED FOR FLOORS

Solid hardwood floors are made of a variety of wood species. The most popular hardwood floors include oak, maple, hickory, ash, mahogany, teak, cherry, and walnut. The species, finish, and board thickness affects the durability of the floor. Some woods are denser and more resistant to damage, with oak being the industry benchmark for hardness.

DURABILITY AND APPEARANCE

The Janka Hardness Rating Scale determines the hardness of the wood. This indicates how strong and durable the floor will be. Yet hardness and wear are not the only factors that influence the durability and appearance of a hardwood floor over a long period. The finish, installation, foot traffic, and maintenance of the hardwood floor will also affect how long the floor will look beautiful before sanding and refinishing are required.

BOARD THICKNESS

The thickness of the solid hardwood boards also influences the quality and the durability of the floors. Generally, solid hardwood boards come in a range of thicknesses between 5/16 to 3/4 inches. The thicker the board, the stronger and stabler the floor will be and the longer it will last.

HARDWOOD FINISHES

Hardwood comes in prefinished and unfinished natural lengths. Unfinished hardwood floors do not have a protective sealer and must be treated after installation. Prefinished hardwood floors are covered with several layers of protective sealer such as wax, oil, water-based polyurethane, and aluminum oxide.

The hard coating will protect the wood from scuffs, scratches, dents, and moisture damage. This will ensure that the floor remains beautiful and lasts even longer.

When it comes to flooring, solid hardwood floors will provide durability, style, and long-lasting unmatched beauty. Visit Fame Hardwood today for a collection of superior hardwood floors and top-quality installations.

Ready to find a hardwood floor that appeals to you? Whether you've got a clear idea in your mind of what you're looking for or you need to review your options with the help of an expert, FAME Hardwood has you covered. Visit FAME Hardwood in Beverly Hills today.