This flooring is made from pieces of wood that are one solid piece from top to bottom. The thickness of the wood is generally from 3/4", but is occasionally milled to 5/16" or 3/8" thickness for glue down installation. It can come from the mill already stained and finished, or it can be finished at the jobsite after being installed and sanded.
Most solid hardwood floors require a nail down installation over a wood subfloor. If you have concrete in your home, we can install a plywood subfloor for you. Thinner solid wood floors, in 3/8" or 5/16" thickness, are designed for glue down installation over concrete.
Giving you a great opportunity for customization, your choice of species, stains and finishes all contribute to the personalization of a solid floor. This is an excellent choice in most areas of a home on the ground level or above.
3/4" Thick, solid flooring is an excellent choice in most areas of a home on the ground level or above. It can be sanded and refinished many times, giving it a long life and allowing you to change your decor without having to install new flooring.
Solid hardwood flooring is the traditional material found in homes and commercial buildings all over the world. This type of flooring is original to our historic homes here in Tampa. Many of these floors are over 100 years old and still have years of wear left in them.
In Tampa Bay, a consideration in product choice is moisture. Chris will discuss with you the advisability of using solid wood, and help you determine whether or not it is the best choice for your application. In most instances solid wood floors perform very well in Florida and can be used in your home.
The three main styles of solid wood flooring are:
Strip flooring is available only in widths of 1 1/2", 2" and 2 1/4". This is your typical flooring that is found in older houses and gymnasiums here in Tampa Bay.
Plank flooring is offered in a variety of widths from 3" to 12". Boards of differing widths can be combined to form an interesting floor.
Parquet flooring is made up of geometrical patterns composed of individual wood slats held in place by mechanical fastening or an adhesive. Parquet can be purchased as a precut pattern, or, we can create a custom parquet for you.
We have samples of many of these brands in our Tampa showroom. Call for an appointment to view them, or fill out our contact form. Of course, we are always happy to bring samples to your home.
Aged Woods Floors - Antique re-milled plank in distressed Oak, Chestnut, White, Yellow, and Heart Pines, Maple, and Hickory are the beautiful choices from Aged Woods.
Armstrong Flooring - A limited choice of solid flooring.
Anderson Floors - Offer a line of solids, including some hand-scraped.
Appalachian Flooring - One of Anderson's main brands and features 9 different lines, each with many species and styles of flooring. Appalachian offers many hand distressed and wire brushed lines, in both solid and engineered.
Boral Timber Flooring - Boral has imported solid, unfinished hardwood flooring in over 20 species and grades for many years.
BR 111 Flooring - A very popular brand offering prefinished solid and engineered exotic woods in strip, plank and accent strips, in plain, or hand-scraped. BR 111 uses woods from Brazil, focusing on sustainable forestry and has secured FSC Certification for many of its products.
Bruce Floors - Moderately priced line of primarily domestic woods in prefinished solid and engineered strip, plank and parquet.
Carlisle Wide Plank Flooring - A beautiful line of solid plank flooring in many domestic hardwoods and softwood species as well as some exotics. Carlisle offers both unfinished and prefinished, smooth and hand distressed flooring. They specialize in very wide widths, up to 20 inches in some woods.
Columbia - Offers a limited line of prefinished solid wood flooring.
The Garrison Collection - A prefinished plank, available in distressed White Oak and smooth Maple.
Goodwin Heart Pine Floors - A full line of reclaimed and river recovered solid unfinished wood flooring in Antique Heart Pine and Cypress. They offer a variety of grades from very smooth with few knots, to very rustic, and a variety of widths up to 12 inches.
Hartco Flooring - Now sold under the Armstrong name.
Homerwood Flooring - Specializing in cuts that show the natural characteristics of wood, Homerwood produces both unfinished and prefinished lines, including their Amish Hand Scraped material which is made using old world techniques.
Johnson Premium Hardwood Flooring - Johnson offers a full line of exotic, primarily South American, prefinished hardwoods, including some of the hardest and most unusual woods, such as Patagonian Rosewood. Most of these are available both in solid and engineered.
Lauzon Flooring- Lauzon produces engineered and solid, prefinished domestic and exotic, strip and plank flooring.
Mercier Flooring - Prefinished solid and engineered wood flooring in domestic and exotic species.
Mirage Flooring - A Canadian Company offering an extensive line of prefinished solid and engineered wood flooring in domestic and exotic species.
Mohawk Floors - Offers a small line of solid hardwood floor products.
Mountain Lumber Flooring - Reclaimed unfinished Antique woods from around the world.
Mullican Floors - Solid and engineered prefinished strip and plank in a variety of domestic and exotic species. Mullican mills a very full line of woods and is now offering hand sculpted floors as well.
Oshkosh Flooring - Oshkosh makes borders and inlays using dozens of different species and many materials such as stone and metal.
Patina Old World Flooring - Patina floors are custom created and prefinished in the factory for each project. They offer many options in styles of distressing, grades of wood, types of bevels and shapes of pegs. All are available up to 10' long and in extremely wide widths.
Pioneer Millworks Flooring - Featuring unfinished reclaimed hard and soft domestic woods and Jarrah, with the choice of a rustic or more refined appearance, Pioneer has the most extensive species selection of any reclaimed company.
Preverco Floors - A wide range of prefinished domestics plus Tiger Wood and Brazilian Cherry. They feature an extensive array of stain colors, as well as natural, and offer a wide variety of grades.
Rare Earth Flooring - Offers wood flooring in over 100 wood species as well as unusual grain patterns, in unfinished plank and strip. Rare Earth also creates an extensive collection of intricate wood borders and inlays.
Robbins Flooring - Offers solid prefinished domestic and some exotic woods in strip and plank.
Scandian Floors - A prefinished, solid hardwood flooring plank available in several South American exotic woods.
Shaw Flooring - Shaw sells a line of solid prefinished hardwood flooring through its carpet dealers. It is similar to other brands such as Bruce and Robbins.
Somerset Flooring - Features primarily prefinished domestic hardwood flooring, with some exotic woods in smooth and scraped, strip and plank.
W•D Flooring - A line of solid unfinished strip and plank flooring in 11 domestic hardwood species.