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If you are looking for a new floor for your home, you want a type of wood that is durable and will last for years to come! So what is the most durable wood flooring? To answer this question, one thing you have to consider is the amount of pressure the wood can stand.
The Janka Hardness Test determines how many pounds of force it takes to insert half of a steel ball into different types of wood. Based on the ratings from this scale, you can determine the most durable wood flooring. The most durable type of wood flooring readily available to the public is Brazilian Ebony. This exceptionally durable wood flooring reaches 3,692 pounds of force on the scale! It is grown in several South American countries and comes in a variety of colors. This is one of the most durable (and beautiful!) wood floors you can have installed, so if you’re looking for floors that will last for years and years, try Brazilian Ebony!
If you are looking for a more traditional option for your wood flooring, there are other durable wood floor choices available to you. Hickory, bamboo and beech also make very durable wood floors. These types of wood have a range of 1,620 to 1,820 pounds of force on the scale. They can withstand the heaviest objects with little to no damage. You won’t need to worry about bulky appliances denting your floors, or even damage years from now due to everyday use. These woods can withstand almost anything you can think of – heavy furniture, human traffic year after year, etc.
If durability is your top priority when it comes to your flooring, there are some floors you should avoid. These types of wood rank low on the hardness scale. Mahogany, commonly used on furniture or paneling, is one example. Another less durable wood flooring, teak, is generally used on boats. These two types of flooring can be very beautiful in less-traveled areas of your home, but for high-traffic areas it is better to choose a more durable wood floor.
If you are looking for the most durable wood flooring, call Elegant Floor Service. We will go over all your hardwood flooring options with you to help you choose the flooring that is right for your home. We also offer expert installation of your new durable wood flooring. In fact, whatever your flooring needs are, you can expect us to exceed you expectations!
Once your new durable wood flooring is installed, if you need maintenance or repair – we are here to help! You can trust us from the installation of your new floors to any needs you might have down the road! We have been helping our customers in the Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC area install durable wood flooring in their homes since 1987, so you can trust your home to our experience. Contact us for durable wood flooring today!