Solid Hardwood Flooring
A Solid Choice
Solid wood floors are one solid piece of wood throughout the whole body of the hardwood. They are generally milled to 3/4″ thick and can be ordered in several plank widths. Because they will expand and contract as one solid piece, they are generally less dimensionally stable than their engineered counterpart, and therefore more susceptible to humidity and climate changes. Some key points to understand about solid hardwood:
> Typically only installed above grade or over approved wood subfloors
> Almost always nailed, stapled or glued down (you cannot ‘float’ these floors)
> You can sand and refinish these planks several times, whether they originated as a prefinished or finished on site product.
> They typically eliminate the need for bulky thresholds between the planks and adjoining tile projects
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