Whether it's engineered or solid, wood flooring will last for decades; in fact, there have been some reports of solid hardwood flooring lasting up to 100 years. One of the great benefits of wood floors is that when they start to look worn, it usually only takes sanding and refinishing to bring them back to their original luster.

Natural beauty and visual appeal

Both types of hardwood will give you gorgeous oak, hickory, maple floors– or whatever your species-of choice is, with all the knots, raised grains, and undertones we expect from hardwood. These floors add richness, texture, and timeless allure to your home and work well with any decor, from rustic distressed to traditional and contemporary. Then when it's time for a change, just sand and stain another color.

At our hardwood flooring company, you'll see various colors; texture finishes from brands like Bella Cera, DuChateau, Bruce, and more. Feel free to explore!

Other benefits include:

1. Cost-effectiveness: Because it usually only takes refinishing, there are virtually no replacement costs, making them highly cost-effective, especially when looking at the overall picture.

2. Value-adding: You'll see an increase in your property values in two ways. Your house assessment will reflect the first 70% to 80% of the cost. Second, if you're planning to sell, real estate sales associates tell us that buyers will often pay up to 2.5% more for a home with wood floors.

3. Easy maintenance: All it takes is dry mopping or sweeping with a soft broom, preferably daily. This will remove sand and dirt and keep it from embedding between the planks and scratching the floors.

Damp-mop periodically with a wood cleaner. Wipe spills immediately, especially in the case of solid, which can be damaged by excess water. It's also good to employ some common everyday strategies, such as placing mats at entrances, keeping pet nails trimmed, and using protective furniture pads.

At Stout's Carpet & Flooring, we boast our knowledgeable staff with 48 years of combined experience! To learn more about hardwood flooring or our other products and services, such as our free quotes, visit our showroom in Oxford, MS, convenient to Lafayette County, Batesville, and Pontotoc.