Hard wood flooring
When most people think of wood floors, they think of natural-wood floors – strips of solid wood that have been milled to the correct dimensions and thickness. These floors are the most durable option – they can last for generations – but are typically the most expensive. They can be refinished many times over their long lives. Wood flooring material can be made from many different species of wood, and can be finished in any style the owner prefers. These floors are typically nailed to the subfloor; the labor to install and finish these floors also adds substantially to the cost.
Throughout history, hardwood flooring has set the standard for beauty, richness, and style in the most elegant homes. No other flooring offers the timeless quality of wood with the undeniable warmth and comfort that says “welcome home”. Hardwood flooring is almost exclusively manufactured from wood harvested from deciduous tree species, trees that shed their leaves in winter. Woods used in flooring are chosen for how well they wear over time, measured in terms of hardness and dimensional stability,
These floors are one complete piece of solid wood from top to bottom. They generally are 3/4″ thick, however new technology in milling is allowing for a 5/16″ thickness as well. The most commonly recognized width is 2 1/4″ but also comes in sizes from 1 1/2″ strips to 7″ planks. Lengths will be random from 12″ – 84″.