Choosing a proper species for the amount of traffic in your home is also of the utmost importance. A species such as cherry or oak is extremely hard and works very well in busy living rooms, hallways, and kitchens. However, a softer wood such as white pine can be used perfectly in pantries or closets.
It's good to know, right from the start, that once wear starts to show, you won't have to tear out and replace your hardwood. The hardwood flooring
store will work with you in setting up a refinishing project, and your floors will look like new again.