Solid Wood Flooring
Solid Wood flooring is a very popular floor especially due to its warmth and natural texture .It is available in many variations of wood and in a variety of finishes oiled, stained, brushed, hand scraped and un-finished. It is available in various thicknesses ranging from 15mm to 20mm. The boards come in different lengths as the solid wood is cut from the tree and made into floor panels.
Advantages / disadvantages of Solid Wood
Advantages - It has natural beauty, is thicker and can be re-sanded and re-finished several times to restore the appearance. The floor is either secret nailed or stuck so has a stable and solid feel and is highly recommended for very heavy traffic areas.
Disadvantages - Solid wood expands and extracts due to different temperatures and moisture changes and can leave expansion gaps. In particular on concrete sub floors as they remain static and the wood does not.