Hardwood flooring that is solid, is a floor that is made from one piece of solid lumber.
There are a number of varieties of species and sizes of lumber which can be solid, such as pine or Cherry. Solid hardwood can also undergo a number of treatments like distressing and handscraping.
Solid hardwood floors also look good with different gloss finishes.
The one thing that does need to be taken into consideration when choosing solid hardwood is the effect that humidity will have on the wood because
it contracts and expands with changes to relative humidity. A professional hardwood installer will compensate for this movement by incorporating an expansion gap between the wall and floor. A quarter round or basemolding will
cover this gap. Solid hardwood is installed using nails or staples only.
Contact Olympic today to learn about the variety and options of solid floor woods, styles and manufactuers available to you!