When you hear the words “hardwood flooring and kids or pets,” you probably cringe. Don’t let the fact of having children or pets steer you away from getting the floors of your dreams. Read below for some options of hardwood flooring that may suite your busy lifestyle.
Not every hardwood has the same density or overall hardness. You should use caution with softer hardwoods when you have heavy foot traffic or busy lifestyle. Cherry and Walnut are softer hardwoods that are softer and damage more easily. Species that are best for these lifestyles are Hickory, Hard Maple, Red Oak, or White Oak.
We recommend that all furniture should have felt pads, especially when moving furniture. Also, rugs are great in high traffic areas like entry ways since those areas bring in a lot of debris, which can harm the finish. If you have pets, it’s recommended to always make sure their nails are trimmed to avoid scratching to the finish.
Going with a rustic look is a great option when you have pets or kids. The best treatments to achieve the rustic appearance are Skip Planed or Hand Distressed. These two treatments showcase a lot of character on each board and make damage less obvious if it should occur.
Remember that, hardwood flooring can be refinished if needed. Other floors, such as LVT or inexpensive laminate, do not allow that option. To learn more please give us a call, 717-667-9373, or come visit our showroom at 209 Sawmill Road, Reedsville, PA.