You’ll note right away the variety in species that are available. These are rated from soft to hard, with harder materials more useful in active and busy households. For instance, if you have a few children, a few pets, or numerous guests that frequent your home, you’re likely to need a much harder species type. On the other hand, if there is a room or two that sees very little traffic, you can get by with a much softer species.
Of all the benefits you’ll learn about in hardwood flooring, one of the best is that these floors can be refinished. That means once years of wear have started to show, you can simply strip them away through refinishing, which brings them back to a brand new, like new finish all over again.