Deciding on a floor type for a home is very difficult. Reason being, there is so much to consider. Material, width, design, maintenance, durability, cost…the list goes on and on. Floor research is unfairly overwhelming. All you want is for your home to look nice; however, that desire comes with the pressure to find the perfect flooring match for your home. That is why it is important to prioritize certain flooring factors. One factor that should be near the top of the list is durability. You’ll want a floor that withstands the test of time better make sure you use something that is extra durable. Furthermore, you’ll want a floor that stretches your cost for as long as possible. To save you some time and research, we’ll detail the top flooring materials specific to durability.
Bamboo is known to be one of the most durable materials that exist on this earth. For flooring, bamboo is the most durable of materials. Bamboo floors have a shelf life of at least 25 years. If it is properly maintained (easy to do) then it should last even longer. Bamboo has rapidly gained momentum in recent years. Homeowners have contributed to serious demand for this unique wood flooring. Durability is bamboo’s greatest quality, though, bamboo is also versatile in design and very eco-friendly.
Straying from wood flooring for a second, natural stone flooring is high on the durability list as well. Any natural stone is going to be durable. If stone can withstand mountain top climates then it should be able to withstand a handful of people walking through your kitchen. Natural stones such as granite, travertine, and marble are popular selections among consumers. All three are top choices for countertops; however, all are durable options for flooring as well. Natural stone tiles are extremely tough to damage, especially if a stone-sealing agent is applied. These tiles will last for a very long time.
Hardwood is a particularly overwhelming flooring choice. It’s perhaps the most popular flooring, though, it requires a lot of decision making. Thus, contact an expert to save yourself some time. An expert will recommend the best woods for durability and for looks. Hardwood floors offer flexibility in the sense that they can be refinished multiple times throughout their life span, giving homeowners added comfort when purchasing and installing. This flooring does need maintenance if you want to maximize its life. Moreover, hardwood floors are vulnerable to water and they do scratch. As long as you take care of it from the get-go, your hardwood floor should last for the lifetime of the home.
Vinyl flooring doesn’t quite meet the classiness of hardwood flooring, but it’s a nice alternative. Affordability and durability are vinyl’s strengths. Vinyl acts primarily as a utilitarian floor. It is stain-resistant and water-resistant. Ultimately, this type of flooring is meant to withstand high traffic and is good for families with pets. With very basic maintenance, vinyl floors should make a run of at least 15 years.
We hope we’ve been able to help you with your flooring search. While there are many factors to consider when deciding on a floor, durability may be the most important factor. Make sure to inquire on flooring durability when consulting an expert. Speaking of experts, Nadine Floor Company can assist you with all of your flooring needs. Whether you are needing answers to flooring questions, needing to purchase flooring, or needing flooring installed, Nadine Floor Company can do it all! Contact us today to discuss all of the above. We are here to make the flooring selection process smooth and simple!