Solid hardwood floors introduce an undeniable richness and beauty. Their classic good looks speak to enduring quality and tasteful style that complements any interior setting or lifestyle, from traditional to trendy. It can be installed in most areas, except for moisture-prone spaces such as subfloor levels and full bathroom areas. That’s because solid wood is susceptible to natural shrinking and expanding as it reacts to moisture and temperature changes.
Hardwoods like maple, oak, and cherry have more uniform colors and grain patterns, with little variation board to board. Species like red oak and hickory are more visually striking with heavier graining and robust color variations. Exotic hardwoods exhibit beautiful looks and rich colors, along with high hardness ratings.
For areas with high humidity, choose an engineered wood floor. These floors are genuine hardwood floors made with a cross-layer construction that provides enhanced stability.