Aside from the typical hardwoods (i.e. white oak, ash, maple and red oak) most producers provide glamorous hardwood species from across the world. These exotic hardwood floors provide homeowners an opportunity to share their personal decorating tastes with the assistance of exceptional looking flooring.
Having quite a few different hardwood floors available, it's sometimes hard to pick the best one to suit your requirements. Solid hardwood flooring are solid pieces of timber with groove sides, and come in either unfinished or pre-finished styles. They are generally sensitive to moisture, so it's not suggested to put in these floors directly over a concrete slab or below ground level. It is also important to keep in mind that solid hardwood flooring should only be utilized for nail-down installations.
Wood always expands in a specific direction. If moisture is present in the place in which you install solid wood flooring, it will always expand across the plank's width rather than the board length. In order to avoid this type of problem, producers of engineered planks put each ply reverse to each other. This is popularly known as cross-ply construction.