When you spend time and money installing new floors in your home, you want to make sure that they last a long time and still look great. You don’t want floors that will wear out or lose their visual appeal within a few years. So, durability is a priority for lots of people when choosing new floors. If this is at the top of your list, then here are some of the most durable flooring options for you to consider.
Hardwood flooring is a perennial favorite among homeowners. You can choose from a variety of species of hardwood to create the style of flooring you want in your home. Hardwood, in general, is incredibly durable, with the ability to last at least 25 years when maintained properly. If you’re looking for the strongest and most durable hardwoods, then you can consult the Janka hardness scale. Remember that hardwood doesn’t cope well with moisture, so it’s best to keep it out of the bathroom or basement.
Bamboo is similar to hardwood but it actually comes from a type of grass rather than a tree. This gives it the added bonus of being one of the most sustainable flooring options out there because it takes only a few years for bamboo to grow back, as opposed to trees which can take decades. When well looked after, bamboo floors can also last upwards of 25 years.
It’s obvious from seeing stone in nature that natural stone floors will be tough and durable. When sealed properly, natural stone flooring is impressively scratch-resistant and moisture-resistant. Natural stone is long-lasting and may just require refinishing from time to time, as well as the usual maintenance. You have lots of different materials to choose from, each with slightly different styles and properties. Popular choices include granite, marble, quartz, and limestone.
Vinyl is an extremely versatile flooring material, available in sheet, plank, or tile, and able to mimic the appearance of other materials, like hardwood and natural stone. Its average shelf-life is around 15 years with basic maintenance, making it a great option for durability but still slightly more short-lived than other options on this list. However, it is also more affordable to buy and install compared to hardwood floors, for example.
If you need hardwood floor installation, tile installation, or even carpet installation, then get in touch with University Flooring Center for out services around Winston Salem, Greensboro, and High Point.