Solid hardwood flooring comes in random lengths and in many different species. Typically, here in Utah, we install Red Oak, White Oak, Maple, and Hickory. Why? Because they are the most stable for our climate.
Solid hardwood flooring can add structural strength to a floor system due to tongue and groove milling and 3/4″ thickness.
3/4″ Solid Hardwood Flooring has a wear layer of 5/16″ thick that can be sanded and refinished 5-7 times – easily lasting for over 100 years.
As the technology of flooring has improved, pre-finished solid wood has become an excellent alternative to finished on-site solids – allowing higher durability and none of the mess associated with the sanding and finish process.
Solid Hardwood Flooring can be installed over any wood sub-flooring on or above ground level, using cleat nails or staples.
Where Solid Hardwood Flooring can be installed
3/4″ Solid Hardwood Flooring should not be installed in the basements due to higher humidity (moisture levels that rise through the foundation). Excessive moisture can be absorbed by the wood which can make the floor buckle or warp.
We can not glue directly over concrete slabs. It is not recommended to glue on the wood sub-floors either. The adhesive bond doesn’t allow the wood to breathe and can cause distortion.