Solid Wood Flooring
Solid hardwood is 100% wood flooring. It’s traditionally ¾” thick with various widths and lengths. It is available in prefinished and/or unfinished, in either flat or plain sewn, which contains the most variations. Quarter sewn is derived from logs cut into quarters before the strips of wood are made. Rift sewn are logs cut at a different angle than the Quarter sewn. It is the costliest but the most stable. Solid hardwood is an excellent choice for either first or second floors, as well as living rooms, kitchens, bedrooms and dining rooms. However Solid Hardwood is not an economical choice over concrete, as the flooring must be installed over a wooden subfloor. But in the correct application it’s especially durable, having the ability to be refinished multiple times and if maintained properly can last generations. It is available in Red/White Oak, Maple, Cherry, Walnut, Hickory, Brazilian Cherry, Santos Mahogany and others.