Solid hardwood floors have been around for centuries and with the proper care and maintenance, can last for 100 years or more. Solid wood flooring is milled from a single piece of timber that is kiln or air dried before sawing. 


Depending on the desired look of the floor, the timber is usually cut in one of three ways: flat-sawn, quarter-sawn, and rift-sawn. The timber is cut to the desired dimensions and either packed unfinished for site-finished installations or pre-finished at the factory.
The moisture content at the time of manufacturing is carefully controlled to ensure the product doesn't warp during transport or storage. There are a number of proprietary features available for solid wood floors including grooves being cut into the back of the wood that run the length of each plank, called 'absorption strips,' that are intended to reduce cupping.

Solid wood floors are mostly manufactured 3/4" thick with a tongue-and-groove for installation and they can be installed using the nail down or glued down installation methods.


Hardwood can be manufactured using a wide variety of widths, lengths, textures, colour and species of wood which can produce thousands of different looks. Many of the characteristics of wood floors are based on individual preferences but there are some limitations to consider because of the natural attributes of wood. 

There is a myriad of species that can be used for flooring and they vary greatly in density and hardness. The different species of wood are rated on the JANKA Hardness Scale, which provides consumers with valuable information in choosing the right wood for their flooring project.
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