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Solid Wood Guide

Solid wood flooring is one of the most popular types of hard flooring. It offers a sense of luxury and a unique appeal that you can’t achieve with many other flooring types. The finish with solid wood is always impressive whether it’s a large space or a smaller room. Solid hardwood flooring is made from a single piece of hardwood, taken directly from the tree trunk. It doesn’t go through any type of modification or addition of layers, it’s 100% wood in each board. Nothing is quite the same as a solid hardwood floor. It is strong, feels great under foot and suitable for high traffic areas. Thicker than engineered wood floors it also has the ability to be re-sanded multiple times during its lifespan.

Longevity and durability are qualities that really set solid wood apart from other types of flooring. If it starts to look like its suffering from wear and tear, it can be sanded and brought back to life. This process can be undertaken multiple times which will significantly increase their lifespan. Solid wood flooring is available in so many wood species each of which will vary in terms of grain, colour, strength, pattern and cost. You can also choose from a choice of finishes or purchase unfinished solid wood depending on your requirements. The wood species that are commonly used for this type of flooring include oak and maple. There are also two species of wood, domestic and Brazilian. Domestic species such as maple, beech or oak are often cheaper and have a subtle colouring. Exotic species will have varying colours and will be harder than domestic types.