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Solid Wood Toughness & Durability

One of the qualities that makes solid wood flooring so attractive is its durability. It has the longest lifespan of any type of flooring. The thickness of the flooring also allows it to be repeatedly sanded down when it starts to look a little worse for wear. The sanding process will gradually restore the floor to an as new condition, buffing out the scratches, scuffs and imperfections. With the right care a solid wood floor can last for decades. Many solid wood floors also come with a lengthy warranty too which is something you don’t find with any other type of flooring.

Water Resistance - In terms of resistance to water, solid wood flooring isn’t as robust as some of the other types that you can buy. If you leave pools of water to sit on the surface for too long it will start to seep into the board which could lead to discolouration and warping. It is therefore recommended that any spills or water is dried as soon as possible to prevent this happening.

Scratch Resistance – With a high level of scratch resistance, solid wood boards can easily withstand day to day wear and tear. That said, you should avoid dragging heavy furniture across the floor as this can cause scratches so it’s always best to treat it with care.