Solid wood is a great option for your home. It is the most expensive installtion and cost of wood, but with proper care and restoration, it can be in your house for years. With the ability to restored many times and not having to change it over the years, makes it a good return on investment.
Can it be refinished?
Yes! Many times. It is a whole piece is wood,
When installting solid wood it makes it atractive to sellers as it adds value to your home. This type of floor can withstand heavy traffic, if it gets dented or scratched, thats when you are able to refinish it to give it new life. With solid wood it creates better air quality. It doesnt trap dust, animal dander, or pollen. It is also able to be cleaned easily with daily sweeping or vacummeing. It is verstile because it can come prefinishing or unfinsihed give you a lot of differnt opts of colors and species giveing you lots of options for the look of your home.
It takes certain skills to install solid wood because it can only be staples or nailed to a plywood subfloor. Because it is a full piece of wood it is more prone to moisture damage like warping and cupping. It comes only in thin small planks because thw wider they are made the more fragile they are. They are also the most expensive option when it comes to labor and materials.