Top 4 factors to consider regarding the durability of Wooden floors

By 19th January 2022 Advice

Is your wooden flooring in desperate need of some TLC? Can you see scratches, scuff marks, and dents? A neglected floor deserves more than being hidden beneath a rug!.

Hardwood flooring is beautiful, and your floor can be beautiful once again, so now is the time to restore your wood floor to its former glory with Southern Cross Floorings wood floor restoration service.

Throughout Southern Cross Floorings 20+ years in business, they have installed and refurbished countless wooden floors in UK homes. They know that high-quality wood flooring installation is the only way to ensure a flawless wooden floor will last for many years. Yes, it’s true that wooden flooring is a costly investment for your home, but the best way to secure that investment is to make sure that it’s looking its very best with wood floor restoration.

One of the most important elements to consider when choosing hardwood flooring is durability. When we talk about durability we mean its lifespan and resistance to dents, dampness, and scratching. The level of durability offered by flooring depends on the following aspects:

    • Water Resistance
      With a quality top lacquer that’s been professionally applied, your floor will be better able to resist water.
    • Hardness:
      Scratches, dents and imperfections in wood can be easy to spot with hardwood flooring. As a result, it’s very important to choose the highest grade wood from the outset. There are also tests that can be performed to determine a wood’s durability, hardness, and density. These tests demonstrate wood’s ability to resist wear and indentation.
Wooden floors
Wooden floor
  • Finish:

Although hardness is sufficient to determine endurance, few people are aware that the quality of the finishing impacts the longevity of flooring. Various finish alternatives are available on the market and can be used as a solid top layer. Make sure to select the finish that best suits your needs, as each has its own set of advantages and disadvantages.

  • Sheen:
    A high-gloss hardwood floor can make your home look immaculate, whilst increasing its durability. It’s worth bearing in mind however, that a high gloss wooden floor does require regular maintenance to keep it looking beautiful. Smooth, high-gloss wood resists and obscures daily scratches better than matt finishes or textured designs.Southern Cross Flooring has a showroom that you can visit to choose the most suitable new flooring for your home, or discuss how they can help you to restore your existing wooden floor. Why not give them a call today and see what samples and finishes they have available?

    Southern Cross Floorings services don’t end with wooden floor installation either, they also provide a 12-month service warranty.

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