Posted by: jeb1 | August 16, 2011

Your Floor: An Introduction to Solid-Plank Wood Floors

Posted on: August 3, 2011

Source: HOUZZ

Get the Pros and Cons of Oak, Ash, Pine, Maple and Solid Bamboo

Wood floors are a classic addition to any home. Barring damage from fire or flood, a well-made and correctly-installed solid wood floor will add warmth, character and value to your interior as long as you’re in your house.

However, not all wood floors are equal, and the many species of wood that get made into floors have different characteristics. Understanding these characteristics will go a long way to help you choose the wood floor right for you.

Engineered wood floors and solid wood floors are very different things, and there are different situations when one would work better than the other. A future installment of this series will discuss engineered wood floors, but let’s get through solid wood first.

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Oak. The most common wood floor used in North America is oak, specifically red oak. Red oak is the name of the tree, not the color of the wood. What ever the reason for its name, a red oak floor is a surface that will hold up to wear and use. Due to its hardness, red oak resists dents, an important consideration if you’re not planning to use area rugs.



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