The Most Durable Floors



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Category: Home Sweet Home

There’s a long list of things we need to consider when buying a new floor, including how durable it is. We don’t want to be spending our hard-earned cash on a new flooring for it to then wear out after a few years in high traffic areas. How will your flooring choice hold up against the wear and tear of everyday life? Durability is something that is especially important if you have a busy family household. By looking at the factors of each, we can whittle down which are the best options for you.

Laminate

Although wood flooring offers us style and unbeatable durability, not all of us can afford it. For this reason, cheaper alternatives like laminate have been produced. Although man made, it imitates wood faultlessly and the photographic layer looks identical to wood’s natural pattern. You’re not having to sacrifice impressive durability either, as it will last for many years looking good as new even with heavy domestic use. Even though it probably won’t last for a lifetime like real wood, it’s cheaper price tag makes it a good contender. Even though it’s scratch, stain and water resistant you can’t remove damage so you’ll have to replace the whole floor so just be aware of this!

Wood

Wood flooring is the most desirable and popular choice of flooring, as well as being the most durable. It will last for generations if cared for properly and often even outliving the person who laid it! With this being said, it’s no surprise that it comes at a higher price tag.

The only thing you need to be concerned about with wood flooring is that it takes more everyday maintenance than other options. It can scratch, stain and is no good when it comes into contact with water. However, the good news is that you can replace individual planks if they’re damaged or sand down and refinish the wood to remove any damage. This can be done more than once depending on its thickness and doesn’t usually need to be done for the first 15-20 years, so you can only imagine how long these gorgeous floors can last for!

Luxury Vinyl Tiles

Vinyl has a bit of reputation for being cheap, tasteless and old fashioned. Vinyl has been developed to produce the stunning Luxury Vinyl Tiles which is a much more stylish and durable alternatives. It’s affordable, hard wearing and highly practical along with looking very similar to natural products. It is scratch, stain and water proof – you shouldn’t need to worry if you decide to lay it in rooms that see high exposure to these. It is also very easy to keep clean and compatible with under-floor heating making it the perfect option for flooring in family homes.