Lifespan of Hardwood Floors
With so many options for flooring, it can be difficult to make a final decision. However, offering classic beauty and a variety of species with rich and beautiful finishes, hardwood is often preferred by many San Diego homeowners. When customers come into Unique Flooring San Diego, one of the most common questions we receive about hardwood floors is how long will a hardwood floor last? Because we love to share our knowledge about hardwood and know many customers are probably wondering the same thing, our hardwood flooring specialists are going to provide some insight on the lifespan of hardwood floors.
Hardwood planks can last up to 100 years depending on the species and thickness of the individual planks. There are many homes that are 60, 70 and 80 years old that have original hardwood floors that have maintained their strength and beauty.
While the wood itself can last up to 100 years, most people judge the quality of a hardwood from its finish. While there are few variables to factor in such as traffic, pets and children, the finish on a typical hardwood floors should last between 7 and 10 years. As a result, installing hardwood floors in your home should be viewed as an investment. You will not have to incur the cost to replace your floors in the future, you will just need to sand and refinish them and you will be able to enjoy their natural beauty.
How to Make Your Hardwood Floors Last
To extend the life of the finish of your floor, all you need to do is perform simple care and maintenance. Make sure water does not sit on your hardwood for extended periods of time and routine sweeping will help keep dust and debris from settling into the wood’s grain. If your hardwood is in direct light and is covered by a rug or furniture, you may want to consider moving those items periodically to prevent any discoloration in the wood.
Hardwood floors are a great flooring option and can transform any room whether it is your kitchen, bedroom or office. If you are unsure which hardwood species and brand is the ideal option for you, contact the hardwood flooring professionals at Unique Flooring San Diego. We offer some of the best pricing for top-name hardwood flooring brands including Alston, Anderson and Khars and are committed to providing our customers with the most value. For a free flooring quote, call us today at 760.945.0010.