Why does hardwood flooring last so long?

Many homeowners come to hardwood flooring, drawn by the prospect of one of the lengthiest lifespans in the industry. With professional installation and proper upkeep, these floors can easily reach and exceed 100 years or more with ease.

Hardwood flooring lifespan considerations

One of the first things you can do to ensure an excellent lifespan for your floors is to choose a species that fits your lifestyle. A busy home requires a harder species, such as cherry or oak, to withstand the activity levels it will endure over time.

A proper sealant and finish can also contribute to an excellent lifespan. For instance, choosing a finish like distressed, vintage, or hand-scraped can hide many simple signs of wear like scratches, scuffs, and dings.

Another reason these floors last so long, whether solid or engineered, is because they can be refinished. Hardwood refinishing strips away all the wear that can happen over decades, allowing you to start fresh with new stain color and finish.

Solid hardwood flooring can be refinished several times throughout its lifetime, as can engineered flooring if the natural wood veneer is thick enough. For more detailed information on your hardwood options, visit us any time.

We would love to be your hardwood flooring store

Just Around the Corner is a hardwood flooring store where you can trust all your requirements and preferences. Our associates, technicians, and consultants are here for you to ensure that your flooring needs are met, no matter how large or small the remodel.

From our showroom in St. Louis, MO, we cater to residents from St. Louis, University City, Richmond Heights, and Jennings, MO, as well as East St. Louis, IL. When you visit us, you will get the attention to detail you deserve for the hardwood flooring that serves you for many years to come.