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Solid Hardwood

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Flooring types

Definition of Solid Hardwood

Solid hardwood is a flooring product made from hardwood tree species like oak, maple, mahogany, hickory, and cherry

The flooring material is timeless and durable because it’s milled from real hardwood and not combined with any other material (like engineered or distressed wood species).

It’s thick and compact, and planks are usually 5/8" to 3/4" thick. These planks can be sanded and refinished repeatedly without losing their integrity. Solid hardwood planks have tongues and grooves and are nailed down to the subfloor.

Solid hardwood flooring is available in a variety of species and colors, and the boards can be finished or unfinished. This wood is more expensive, but it lasts much longer than engineered hardwood flooring.

Unfortunately, it’s not moisture or water resistant, so excess water from cleaning, spills, and flooding can result in cupping, warping, or extensive floor damage.

Example of Solid Hardwood in a Sentence

“The entire solid hardwood flooring at Eliza’s house had to be replaced after her basement flooded.”

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