Solid hardwood flooring is by far the winner if you’re looking for a long lifespan. Depending upon the thickness of the wood you choose, you can refinish it several times before ever needing to replace it. Not only does this get rid of dings, scratches, scuffing and dullness, it looks as though you’ve installed a brand new floor. You’ll have to move on, however, if you’re looking for basement flooring. Solid hardwood simply won’t work there.
Engineered hardwood is a great alternative to solid wood. For starters, it isn’t nearly as temperamental with regards to temperature and humidity changes. You can even place it in the basement with little worry. It’s easier to maintain, clean and thanks to the top wear layer, is nearly as durable as hardwood. The drawback here is lifespan: You’ll only be able to refinish it a couple of times, provided that you purchase the thickest brand.
At Nemeth Family Interiors, we are confident we can help you find the perfect floor for your home. Serving the areas of Covina, Glendora, Claremont and La Verne, our showroom is based in Covina, CA. Stop in soon to see our full line of hardwood flooring.