Solid hard wood throughout – it can be refinished 2 or 3 times over its life. Pre-finishing means it comes sanded and sealed so installation mess and inconvenience is minimized. Huge variety of species, stain, finish and size varieties.
Almost identical in surface appearance to Solid Hardwood, but actually made up of a layer of hardwood bonded onto a premium plywood. Usually a little less expensive than solid hard wood, but it can not be refinished as many times. Advantages include a variety of widths to select from, and the ability to be installed below grade.