What is the hardest wood to avoid dents and scratches?
There is no real relationship between the hardness or denseness of exotic woods when it comes to surface scratches. Most consumers purchase a certain wood because they like the look of the wood flooring. Denting or scratching is most likely going to happen at some point and typical warranties will not cover this as it is normal wear and tear.
Your real protection against scratches and dents is the finish. While some finishes claim to be harder than others, most oil-based or water-based urethanes are scratch resistant, not scratch proof. Our
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