Solid Hardwood

Solid hardwood floors are made from nature solid wood. Each board of solid hardwood flooring is made from a single piece of hardwood that’s about 3/4 of an inch thick, and most manufactures do not produce solid hardwood flooring that is wider than 4.5” because of it is solid throughout which makes it more susceptible to shrinkage and expansion. Solid hardwood responds to air humidity variations. During warm and humid summers, it is not unusual for wood to expand. During cold and dry winters, wood can contract. If room temperature and humidity levels are not kept in the optimum range, minor gapping or cupping may occur seasonally. In stability, prefinished hardwood have hard-as-nail coating that can take a beating from kids and pets daily living, and because of it’s so thick, it can be sanded down and refinished for 5 times more than engineered hardwood. Installation for this type of flooring must be “Nail Down” and not recommended to go low grade.