Warning on Solid Wood Floors
Consumers are being warned to carefully examine their options when it comes to solid wood flooring, particularly in areas that encounter a lot of traffic on a regular basis. While wood flooring is frequently praised for its high level of durability – resulting in very little need for wood floor repair for many years after its installation – experts are warning that there are different varieties of wood flooring and some are more suitable than others for use in areas where there is a lot of regular heavy foot traffic.
A new report has advised consumers that hardwood flooring would be better for areas that see a lot of heavy foot traffic, rather than other options such as engineered or even laminate flooring. Tests have shown that hardwood flooring tends to stand up to the pressure of being in a high foot traffic area rather better than even the strongest variety of engineered or laminate flooring. These findings seem to bear out the fact that solid wood flooring was always intended to be a good flooring investment that would indeed last for a great many years before being required to undergo any kind of wood floor restoration.
That being said, the consumer report also notes that it would take an extreme amount of foot traffic on a very frequent basis in an area to render either engineered flooring or laminate flooring unsuitable or inadequate, with the majority of homeowners highly unlikely to have any problems with either.