Personalizing hardwood might not seem like a feasible option, but it’s much more customizable than you might have thought. You’ll be able to choose the perfect wood species, which should be matched to your home’s activity levels. Rated from very soft to very hard, busier homes should be paired with a very hard species so that the lifespan of your flooring won’t be prematurely shortened.
Another option you’ll get to choose, that can also help to maintain a great length of lifespan, is the finish of your hardwood floors. While many homeowners opt for the classic high-gloss finish, others are available that can work to hide many of the signs of wear and tear. Wire-brushed, hand scraped and vintage are a few of them. With the right characteristics in place, you’re ready for a floor covering that may never even need to be replaced.