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mike101
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Posted: August 26, 2008 3:30 PM

I have a large dog and kids. I need to find the best hardwood flooring that will withstand abuse. Can someone please recommend some species that are easily obtainable and are average priced?
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Posted: August 26, 2008 3:32 PM

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Posted: August 26, 2008 4:00 PM

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Possible a pre-finished product with an aluminum oxide finish. Hard Maple would be a mid-range price and should stand up well. Be sure to take necessary precautions because it is still a wood floor.
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Posted: September 11, 2008 11:27 PM

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I agree, I would look at a floor with an aluminum oxide finish. You may also consider the hardness factor of the species you like.
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Posted: September 16, 2008 3:49 PM

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Check out the Janka hardness scale on here www.findanyfloor.com/Hardwood/Hard.... The higher on the scale, the harder and more durable the wood will be.
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Posted: September 17, 2008 1:45 AM

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I would also recommend you look into laminate flooring. There are some very realistic-looking hardwood patterns and textures available and they are much harder than any hardwood. You have to be careful with water, but you can't flood-mop a prefinished hardwood floor either. I went with laminate in my last house for the same reason. I have a 100+ pound Lab and two kids under 10. After 5 years of abuse we sold the house and everyone who looked at it commented on how nice the laminate floors looked.
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