Children and pets bring joy to our lives in more ways than we can count. Nonetheless, they both can behave unpredictably. This could be slightly problematic for those with hardwood floors. Luckily, there are several kinds of hardwood floors that are robust enough to sustain families with kids and pets.

Pre-finished engineered wood floors

These are the best for managing households with children and pets. They usually come with layers of aluminum oxide that give the wood a harder, more durable finish, which works very well for children and pets.

Hand-scraped floors

Widely popular nowadays, these floors also happen to be a great choice for the accidental damage that results from kids and domestic animals – even from big dogs that dig their nails into the floors. The imperfect beauty of hand-scraped floors leaves a style that makes it appear as if the floor has been used for a while, helping hide scratches and dents quite well.

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Light color floors

Light colors benefit in hiding all kinds of scratches, such as the ones resulting from your pet’s paws or dents caused by kids who drop toys on the floor. We offer a wide variety of light hardwood flooring options for you to choose from.

Matte finishes on wood

As opposed to glossy finishes, they aren’t very shiny. The gloss of a floor has a tendency to reveal any irregularity if present, working well for masking scratches and dents.

Janka Hardness

Floors that hold a higher rating on the Janka Hardness Test will be a better option for homeowners with pets & kids. Maple wood is both reasonably strong and can be offered in many lighter colors for every taste.

Let us help you chose the best hardwood floors for your family needs; just call us for a free consultation.