Facts about hardwood

Fact: hardwood floors last for decades; increase property values and are versatile enough to fit into any decor. If they look scratched, there’s usually no need for replacement; a sanding and refinishing will bring them back to luster.

Two types of wood floors

Fact: The only difference between the two is construction. Solid wood is, as it sounds, one thickness throughout. Engineered is layered and the construction is the only difference. At the top of engineered is a slice of authentic species, and that gives it undertones, knots, and swirls that we all look for. Underneath are three or more layers of authentic wood, combined with a little resin and placed in a crosswise position. As a result, engineered wood handles water better, is less prone to warping, and won’t shrink and contract to adjust to the weather.

Other facts include that it’s considered to be one of the most sustainable and renewable products. According to the US Forest Service, the annual net growth for hardwoods is greater than the average annual removal rate, meaning that trees grow faster than they are being used. There are also strict rules in place to plant new trees to replace the ones harvested. Engineered is also considered eco-friendly because of its longevity (which means it won’t be burned or end up in a landfill) and the ability to resist climate and humidity changes.

Wood floors are also easy to maintain. Vacuum regularly (without beater bars) wipe spills immediately, place walk-out mats at entrances and in front of sinks, and use protective furniture pads on feet to eliminate scratching. Also, avoid walking on the floors with stilettos and keep pet nails trimmed.

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About hardwood refinishing

One of the benefits of hardwood floors is that they can be restored with refinishing. They do get scraped, scratched, scuffed, dented, and damaged, especially in busy rooms with high traffic areas. Usually, all it takes is a refinishing, either with or without hardwood sanding. Seldom is replacement a necessity.

At Floor Depot our technicians are highly trained and certified, undergoing continued training to keep current with industry best practices. Your floors aren’t just the biggest expression of your style, but they're also one of the largest, if not the largest, investment in your home.

When it comes to your wood floors, trust only the best. In Pinellas County that’s Floor Depot. Stop into our showroom in Dunedin, FL to find out more about our hardwood refinishing & sanding especially if you live in Dunedin, FL, Clearwater, FL, Palm Harbor, FL, Oldsmar, FL, Tarpon Springs, FL, Largo, FL, Seminole, FL, St Petersburg, FL, Tampa, FL, and New Port Richey, FL.