Wood is a common choice as a flooring material due to its environmental profile, durability, and restorability. 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 can be cut in three ways: flat-sawn, quarter-sawn, and rift-sawn. The timber is cut to the desired dimensions and either packed unfinished for a site-finished installation or finished at the factory. The moisture content at time of manufacturing is carefully controlled to ensure the product doesn’t warp during transport and storage.
There are a number of proprietary features for solid wood floors that are available. Many solid woods come with grooves cut into the back of the wood that run the length of each plank, often called ‘absorption strips,’ that are intended to reduce cupping. Solid wood floors are mostly manufactured .21mm thick with a tongue-and-groove for installation.
Wood flooring is the most beautiful, economical, environmentally friendly, and easy to care for material you can choose for your home.
Wood offers enduring beauty that will last a lifetime and beyond. It never goes out of style and goes well with any décor.
It’s simple to keep clean and care for and it won’t trap dust and mites or contribute to indoor air quality problems.
Installed cost per square foot is generally lower than it is for tile, stone and other hard surfaces. You can install carpet for less, but you’ll find the carpet needs replacing many times over before a wood floor will wear out.
Floorings available are in oak, sycamore and pine. Floorings from other species can be customized .
Regular sweeping or vacuuming and an occasional damp mop with a mild solution of water and vinegar or a product recommended by the manufacturer are all that’s necessary.