Why Wouldn’t You Wood?

“But Miss Florine,” a friend said to me the other day, “wood flooring is so easily scratched—I’m afraid a new wood floor wouldn’t last in my busy house!”

That’s when I knew he hadn’t thought about redoing his floors in a blue moon.  Technology has changed.  Wood floors are a better investment than ever, even in the Four Corners area where flooring has to stand up to weather, hiking boots, and toys.  And you don’t have to choose between your beloved dog and a wood floor!

Here’s why wood flooring is a great choice for today’s homeowner.


Whether you’re leaning toward solid wood flooring, engineered wood or a composite product, you’ll find that current choices can take whatever your family dishes out.  The species you select, the finish and other factors will also contribute to durability.  There are so many choices available!  Contact us to schedule a consultation—at the Tile & Carpet Store of Durango, we’ll have you fluent in all types of wood floors in no time.


There’s a leading reason wood flooring has been popular for many decades: it’s gorgeous.  In greater Durango, wood floors are especially favored for creating that mountain home appeal.

The natural look of wood complements any style of home, from contemporary to rustic. The species you choose as well as the width, finish, grade and angle of cut will influence the appearance of your floor.  Perhaps you’re remodeling a small room—a strip cut (narrow planks) and a lighter finish can make the space look larger.  Maybe wide planks or even strips of different width appeal to you—they can create a more relaxed look.

The layout you plan will make a huge difference as well.  You can see a variety of installations in the Natural Wood Flooring Association’s gallery here.


When maintained, wood floors can last for decades or even longer.  Solid wood flooring can be sanded and refinished over and over, meaning changing trends or areas of damage will not have you worried you need a whole new floor.  Engineered wood floors can also be sanded, although not as many times as solid wood flooring.

In addition, homes with wood floors tend to sell faster and for more money than homes with other types of flooring.  Wood floors are universally appreciated.

And More! 

There are so many benefits of choosing wood flooring—I bet there are some you haven’t even thought about.  Wood floors can be healthier for your family, especially the little ones, as they don’t trap dust and allergens the way carpet can.

In addition, wood flooring is kinder to the environment than many other materials.  Wood is a renewable resource and is classified by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a carbon neutral product.  Wood lasts longer than other floors, requiring replacement much less often.  And when wood floors do need to be replaced, the material can be recycled into other products or even remade into new flooring.

There!  Now you have the Floor-1-1 on modern wood flooring.  To see and touch the real thing, visit the showroom at the Tile & Carpet Store of Durango at 103 Everett Street just off Camino Del Rio.  We’d love to show you around!

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