wood flooring is a series of wood flooring pieces that
create a geometric design and/or pattern often repeat in the
piece from 5/16"(glue down) up to 3/4" (nail & glue down)
Plank-Plank hardwood flooring
linear, and has more width. Common widths of plank flooring are 3"
and wider products (solids) are not uncommon although the wider the
more concerns for effects by moisture.
Strip-Strip wood floors
are also linear flooring that is
usually 1 1/2", 2 1/4",
or 3 1/4" wide.
Creating a linear effect, strip hardwood floor in a room often
gives the illusion of a larger and more open space.
Acrylic Impregnated Wood
process where acrylics is injected into the wood itself, creating a
super-hard, extremely durable floor. Often used in commercial
installations, like common public areas, shopping malls, and
restaurants. They also work well in high traffic areas of the
household, such as kitchens and adjoining family rooms. (see
maintaining an acrylic impregnated floor)
Engineered Wood Floors-Construct
consisting of layers of wood pressed together and glued. The grains
run in different directions for added stability (unlike solids).
This product is available several ply
thickness with 2 and 5 ply
being the norm. Engineered hardwood flooring can be used in those
areas of the house where solid wood flooring installation is not
suitable. The most common areas are basements, and areas with
moisture concerns like kitchens, powder rooms, and utility rooms.
Solid Wood Floors-All hardwood
flooring that is one piece of wood from top to bottom regardless of width or length, is considered to be solid hardwood flooring. Normal
sizes range 3/8" up to 3/4", with thicker products for custom orders. The 3/8" solid in certain species is ideal for installation
over radiant heat. Solid hardwood flooring gives you ability to have a
custom, one-of-kind hardwood floor in any room of
your home or office. You
many choose from many species, whether domestic or imported exotics,
stains and finish types. Adding accents, borders,
medallions or even a painted hardwood floor can make your floor
truly a work of art. The product is a good choice for any room in
your home from the ground level and up. Solid hardwood floor
products normally can be professionally refinished 4-5 times.