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    Thinking of moving and was wondering about hardwood floors. My two labs I worry would scratch it terribly. Has anyone found a hard wood that is best for this? Thanks

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    DefaultRe: hardwood floor and labs

    It depends on the type of hardwood I think... We have Birch, which is harder than, say, Pine. However, it does have scratches... There are some high quality wood laminates that are very attractive and won't scratch at all. And our cork floor downstairs is as good as new.
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    I think most hardwoods stand up to the nails, but forget pine floors and dogs. We have pine and they are deeply scratched...to the point it looks almost "rustic"


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    DefaultRe: hardwood floor and labs

    we have oak hardwood floors- the dogs do make it but it is in the finish not in the wood- so one day we will have to sand and re stain

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    I also have oak and the dogs do scratch it. It's been about 5 years since it's been sanded and refinished and it's due again now anytime.

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    DefaultRe: hardwood floor and labs

    We have cherry hardwoods and you can see scratches in the finish. From what I learned it takes a bit of time for the floors to harden. We installed our floors about 10 months ago. Area rugs help some but I'm afraid I will be refinishing them sooner than I hoped

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    We have oak and so far, no marks other than from moving furniture. We've lived there 15 months and had Toby for 7 of those. I don't know what was used for the finish, some are more durable than others. I guess we lucked out.
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    DefaultRe: hardwood floor and labs

    Maple and oak are in the middle of the "Janka" hardness scale. Pines and American cherry are at the lower end and Brazilian cherry the higher end. We do have a 25 year aluminum oxide/urethane finish,the finish is good but we do get indentations in the wood from dog nails and furniture
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    DefaultRe: hardwood floor and labs

    Quote Originally Posted by mollyrock
    I think most hardwoods stand up to the nails, but forget pine floors and dogs. We have pine and they are deeply scratched...to the point it looks almost "rustic"
    Ditto. Our last boy was 112 lbs. He did a great job "distressing" the new pine floors. It adds character to the room....along with all the dog hair...LOL ;D

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    DefaultRe: hardwood floor and labs

    Maple is harder than oak (my dad is a builder) but the dogs do scratch up the finish so eventually you will need to re-do that. Pergo holds up well but it is rather loud, even when you clip your dogs nails, they still click.

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