Return to the Flooring Forum | Post a Follow-Up

what kind of wood floors are easiest to maintain and least likely

Posted by vaf262 (My Page) on
Mon, Mar 2, 09 at 14:52

I would like to put wood floors in my kitchen, living and dining room but want something easy to care for and that won't show dust and dirt easily. any recomemdations?

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: what kind of wood floors are easiest to maintain and least li

The new trend in hardwood has been very dark floors and indeed they show everything. They need to be dust mopped almost daily to keep them looking good. If the sole consideration is ease of care and an appearance that hides dust and dirt then I would recommend a de-lustered finish on a species with a lot of variation; such as, American cherry. You should consider a hand scrapped finish as well. Hand scraped finishes are very easy to care for and have been the favorite of the decorators recently, but the best part is how forgiving they are to live with. Good Luck.

Here is a link that might be useful: Great Western Flooring

RE: what kind of wood floors are easiest to maintain and least li

I used quartersawn white oak with no stain, only waterlox finish. It's perfect! It is scratching (I knew it would....I have 3 house dogs) but the scratches are very difficult to see. Sand and dust are also difficult to see. I damp mop it once a week and it looks great in between.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Flooring Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here