What is Hardwood?
- Hardwood flooring is any product manufactured from timber that is designed for use as flooring, either structural or aesthetic.
- A common choice as a flooring material and can come in various styles, colours, cuts, and species.
- Solid wood floors are made of planks milled from a single piece of timber.
What is Hardwood for?
- Originally used for structural purposes, being installed perpendicular to the wooden support beams of a building known as joists or bearers.
- The moisture content at time of manufacturing is carefully controlled to ensure the product does not warp during transport and storage.
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What makes Hardwood unique?
- Solid wood floors have a thicker wear surface and can be sanded and finished more times than an engineered wood floor.
- 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.
What are some technical details?
- Solid wood floors are mostly manufactured .75 inches (19 mm) thick with a tongue-and-groove for installation.
Information adapted from Wikipedia