Keep in mind that while hardness can contribute to durability, installation and the conditions of your home will be the true factors in determining how durable your flooring will be. Because of this, don’t rule out either flooring option – it is still a very even playing field.
On another note, because maple wood is so consistent and smooth, scratches are more visible. While both types of wood are resistant to scratches, they can be more obvious on maple’s smooth surface than on oak or another more rustic wood option.
On the otherhand, oak flooring works better in traditional homes or homes with dark or dramatic aesthetics. If you’re going for a modern look, oak floors may stand out from the rest of your design, however, for traditional homes, oak flooring reigns supreme. Additionally, oak flooring can be stained post-manufacturing, which allows you to fully-customize your flooring color.
Both flooring options are durable and resistant to damages, so the deciding factor in your oak flooring vs. maple flooring decision will be aesthetics. Determine if you prefer a modern and light look, or a rich and traditional look, and make your decision from there. No matter which flooring choice you determine is the best for your home, choose Millenium Hardwood Flooring for the largest wood flooring selection. Give us a call for a consultation today!
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