The Strength: Hardwoods are a practical choice for durability as manufacturers are using aluminum oxides to create harder finishes. The key to a wood’s durability is its thickness and its polyurethane finish. The typical ¾ – inch-thick flooring contains three to seven layers of wood and the top should be at least 1/8- inch. That’s so the floor can be lightly buffed after losing its luster, typically in seven to ten years.
The Feel: Wood is a middle of the road – softer than stone or ceramic tile, harder than vinyl and laminate.
The Clean up: Easy. Wood Grain helps hides spills and some scuffs.