Durable Flooring Options

Hardwood options to consider: Board Widths. Select from narrow strips (less than three inches), wider planks (more than three inches), parquet squares, and—a new option—squares and rectangles. The traditional choice, strips give the illusion of more space, while planks impart a rustic look. Parquet floors, with the distinctive geometric design, suit formal spaces. Wood Species. Hardwood species vary in durability, grain patterns, and color. Oak, maple, and cherry are among the most common species due to their hardness. Exotic woods like mahogany, and Brazilian cherry aren't as durable, but are prized for their striking appearance. Colors. Hardwoods run the gamut from blond to black, depending on species and finish. Textures. You can get hardwood floors that look shiny and new, or you can buy brand new wood that looks like an antique and adds timeworn character to your room Many manufacturers offer distressed and hand-scraped hardwoods that will disguise heavy use over the years and give the floor an appealing timeworn appearance from the moment it's installed. Hardness. For busy households with pets and kids, it's a good idea to choose the hardest wood species possible. Hard species, such as red oak, will withstand wear and tear, while softer species, such as pine, tend to show scratches. The choice between engineered and solid hardwood will most likely be determined by location, subfloor, and preferred installation method. But if you're on the fence, keep in mind choosing solid hardwood means scratches from a puppy's claws or dings from a toddler's toy can be sanded out and refinished over and over. Whichever you choose, preventive care and proper maintenance can keep your floors looking good for years. Finish. Along with protecting the surface, hardwood finishes imbue floors with color and luster. Much commercially available hardwood comes pre-finished, which simplifies installation and eliminates dust, chemical fumes, and waiting time. These factory-applied finishes generally have a longer warranty as they are longer lasting and more durable than site-applied finishes. Some homeowners prefer site-finished floors due to the wider selection of stain colors and the opportunity to hone the surface and even out imperfections after the boards are in place. Boards are also easier to repair if damaged. Urethanes are the most common type of finish.When it comes to foot traffic in your Santa Clarita home, you need a floor that is durable to last. Pets and children can wreak havoc on the wrong flooring, and even business owners need to keep durability in mind. SCV Floorsmith has an immense inventory of durable flooring options to fit any style and design.

Natural Stone is known for its durability, though some stones like marble can wear down faster than you might expect. It still makes a superb choice for kitchens and bathrooms.

Bamboo offers surprising durability and long-lasting flexibility as well as a modern look.

Vinyl Flooring is a classic for a reason – it offers superior resilience and works in any room.

Ceramic and Porcelain hold up great to foot traffic, but the possibility of cracks should be kept in mind.

Laminate Flooring is highly durable, but its durability lasts as long as the coating lasts, which means lots of upkeep.

Solid & Engineered Hardwood floors offer natural durability.  With natural wood, your floors can be sanded and buffed when needed.  However, engineered hardwood scuffs just as easily as natural wood, but it cannot be sanded as often.

Let us help you sort through the vast amount of flooring options we offer here at SCV Floorsmith in Santa Clarita. Stop in our showroom to see our samples in person and to speak to our professionals.  Whatever your household needs are,  we can help choose the right type for anyone’s needs. Visit our website and request a professional, free on -site estimate.


SCV Floorsmith
25939 The Old Road
Santa Clarita, CA 91381