Hardwood flooring FAQs you can use

When you have questions about hardwood flooring, getting the correct answers matters. It can help create a shopping experience that's less stressful and more fulfilling. Taking the time to find out more about your new flooring is a great choice, and we want to help.

Consider these questions and answers:

How durable are hardwood floors?
Hardwood flooring offers a variety of durability, and much of that depends on species choice. Some species are harder than others and work better in high-traffic areas. Finish type and sealant also help create more protection.

Is engineered wood flooring natural wood?
Yes, engineered products are natural wood. They feature a layered construction, with plywood layers on the bottom. And the top is a veneer of natural wood with your preferred species.

Are hardwood floors waterproof?
No, you must protect your hardwood flooring from moisture, dampness, and spills. Water damage can ruin hardwood. Engineered flooring stands better in humid conditions, but it isn't waterproof.

Which hardwood product is best for my home?

The best wood floors are those that meet most of your needs. For instance, you wouldn't want to add softwood to an area with high traffic. So, whichever product serves your needs best is the right choice for you.

What is hardwood refinishing?
Refinishing strips years of damage from the surface of your flooring. And then a new stain color, sealer, and finish goes on. The result is a floor covering that looks new and will perform well for decades to come.

How long do hardwood floors last?
It depends on how much they are being used. A family with parents, four children, and a dog may need the floor recoated with polyurethane in 5 to 7 years. A couple whose children have moved out may never need to have the floor recoated or refinished.

Visit us for your wood flooring today

Brookens Wood Floors is a great place to find the hardwood that best serves your needs. We specialize in wood flooring and work hard to ensure your best match in products and services. When you're ready to dive into the process, we're prepared to work right along with you.

You can visit our showroom in Springfield, IL, to find your hardwood flooring answers. Our associates will assist you as we assist those in Springfield, IL, Jacksonville, IL, Decatur, IL, Lincoln, IL, && Bloomington, IL. And we look forward to the opportunity to help create your dream floors today.