Hardwood flooring is a timeless classic, and as we discussed in our previous post, it’s trending in 2019. However, not all hardwood flooring is created equal; some offer greater durability, and others, moisture resistance. Here, we’ll look at some of the industry-leading features to consider in new hardwood flooring.

ScufResist Platinum Finish

Traditionally, hardwood flooring has been plagued by the ease of blemishes appearing along its surface. ScufResist is a special treatment that offers superior protection against this. In fact, some hardwood panels that have been treated with ScufResist include a lifetime warranty against scuffs and scrapes.

Luster-Lock® Ultra Finish

Similar to ScufResist, the Luster-Lock® Ultra finish is also designed to protect hardwood flooring surfaces from common blemishes. However, it also enhances the look of hardwood floors when applied. It features multiple layers of polyurethane and aluminum oxide in a special blend before it is applied.

Stabilitek Core

If you’ve ever lived in a home with hardwood flooring, you may have noticed that it often has a tendency to buckle, warp or creak over time. While a variety of external factors can cause this (such as changes in temperature and humidity), the problem often stems from a compromised core. The Stabilitek uses an innovative bonding process to prevent this. Overall resilience and durability is improved, and planks are more resistant to dents as well.

CARB 2 Compliance

With so much focus on outdoor air quality (especially during pollen season), we often forget to consider the air inside of our homes. Unfortunately, the air inside of our homes isn’t as clean as we think, and its floors are often the culprit. CARB 2 Compliance ensures that a floor’s emissions are within safe ranges for indoor air quality.

Engineered Hardwood

Looking for a hardwood flooring option that has it all? It’s hard to beat engineered hardwood. It’s still composed of authentic wood, but incorporates a layered design that improves its stability, durability and moisture resistance. Although a little more expensive initially, engineered hardwood outperforms solid hardwood on virtually every level, ensuring that it will last longer. In fact, many engineered hardwood selections, such as our Brutish Hickory collection, include a lifetime warranty.

Learn More

If you would like to learn more, our website features an entire guide to hardwood flooring. Or, for information tailored to your home and your family’s needs, visit Columbia City’s premiere flooring experts at Aumsbaugh Flooring today!

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