If you're concerned that your solid wood or engineered wood flooring will eventually scratch, dent or get otherwise marred by high traffic, here are two simple solutions. Choose one or combine them both!
Select a wood species that is equal to or harder than oak (e.g., maple, Brazilian cherry).Choose a flooring effect such as distressing that will give your floor a natural, lived-in look.Remember you can always add runners or area rugs to parts of the room that get the most use. But if you're set on showing off your wood floors (and who wouldn't be?), one of the above suggestions should suit you just fine.
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