Novi, Michigan's One Stop Shop for Durable Wood Floors
It is important to update your flooring every few decades in order to keep it stable and strong. It is essential that you only use durable materials. However, durability cannot be defined easily in terms of flooring. It can mean the material’s resistance to moisture. It can also mean how resistant it is to getting dents and scratches despite the load. Or it can simply mean how long it can last in the house without showing signs of obvious wear and tear. The following are some of the most durable types of wooden floor materials. If you are planning on giving your home an update, get Wood Floor Refinishing Novi to do your floors. It is always best to get skilled help when it comes to home matters, so don’t hesitate to invest in quality woodwork and service.
Traditional Hard or Solid Wood The more natural you go with flooring, the more durable they are. This type are basically real wood cut directly into slabs for installation. They don’t undergo any type of modification or curing. All treatment is done during installation, preserving its properties. It is an expensive option with varieties coming from different materials like pine, cedar, fir and oak to name a few. To ensure that the floor remains pristine through the years, make sure to add a finishing. It keeps it smooth and safe even if you have pets at home. Moreover, the finishing can be removed and replaces if too many flaws are evident so it gives solid wood high reparable properties compared to other types.
Engineered Wood There are many sub-types for this category, but they are all similar in nature. What makes them a good choice over solid wood is their resistance to moisture. Since high technology engineering allows curing of wooden materials, it removes the number one flaw of natural wood – moisture absorption. All channels in the grain of the wood are covered up through various techniques like compression, reconstruction and fillings. This category comes in more standard sizes so you don’t have much freedom when it comes to shapes. You will need to have a large cutter if you have a complicated floor to refinish. Either way, professionals would be able to assist you throughout the entire installation.