Hitting the Hardwoods

If your eyes have been glued to the the TV screen this March, you’re not alone. Millions of people all over the United States are rooting for their favorite college basketball teams as they partake in the NCAA Division I Basketball Championship, often known as March Madness.

You may have noticed that all the games are played on wood floors, usually made of maple.  This is a tradition dating back more than 100 years to the very first floor at the Springfield YMCA where Dr. James Naismith created the game of basketball in the late 1891.

Gym Floor with basketball

Those hardwoods take a lot of wear and tear every season, so they do require a lot of maintenance to keep them looking and behaving their best.  When they’re properly maintained, they offer the best safety and durability for players.

Maple is the wood of choice for basketball courts because of its resistance to splintering thanks to its density and fine fibers as well as its smooth grain which prevents accumulation of dirt.

If seeing all those gorgeous hardwoods has you jonesing for the same kind of beautiful, high-quality, long-lasting flooring for your house, then Totta Hardwood Flooring is the place for you.  Our hardwood floors are much easier to maintain than basketball courts, and we offer a variety of woods and finishes to suit your tastes and flooring needs.  At Totta Hardwood Flooring, we take just as much pride in installing, finishing and maintaining your hardwood floors as you do in your favorite team during March Madness.

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