True Hardwood is flooring that is 100% wood throughout (as opposed to laminate, which is a combination of fiberboard and a visual). It is available as engineered or solid.
Once you select the construction type right for you, you need to think about color, wood type, finish and installation. It can be overwhelming, but our guides at right are designed to ease your decisions.
A Note About Color
The color of your floor will be the result of the natural color and graining of the type of wood you select, the stain it is finished in, and the lighting in which it will be installed. It is important to see samples of what you are considering, and view them in the light of your own home.
On Site Finish
A Note About Grades
There is no standardized grading system, different manufacturers may use different terminology and criteria. However, it is important to remember that grading is usually a better indication of look than quality. Depending on your taste, and where your floor is going to be installed, a lower grade might be prefereable. A good example of this is if you want a more rustic or country feel - then you might prefer more variation in the boards.