Solid Wood (Smarttwood Collection)


Solid wood like it sounds is just that - one piece of wood ,that is milled from lumber.



It comes in a variety of widths and I in different thicknesses: 18mm is standard, but you can also find solid that is 14-15mm thick.

  • Moisture and extreme temperature changes can cause solid wood to shrink and expand, potentially causing gaps between boards during colder or dryer seasons.
  • Normally, installers compensate for this movement by leaving an expansion gap between the floor and the wall. Skirtings and moldings are traditionally used to cover the expansion gaps
  • All solid hardwood can be sanded and refinished whenever required

Solid is classified into Parquet( Strips less than 83mm wide and 300mm in length) and Planks( width over 83mm and length > than 300mm) Widths Available vary from 90mm to 200mm in various thickness and lengths

On Site vs. Prefinished

Prefinished
A Prefinished , or factory finish, creates a no muck, no fuss installation.

On Site-Finished
On site finishing ensures that the floor can be sanded after it's installed to even out any imperfections. Site finishing also gives you the widest selection of stain colors to choose from.

Pros and Cons of Hardwood Flooring

  • Adds value to your home- A Hardwood Floor substantially enhances the value of your home
  • Appearance Improves with time- Hardwood improves with age because it acquires a desirable grace over time.
  • Long Lasting : Hardwood Flooring is one of the longest lasting of all flooring types.
  • Due to it's thickness it can span slight indifferences in subfloor height better than laminated flooring.
  • Hardwood Floors can be sanded and refinished to new again if needed.
  • Hardwood Floors produces a good solid floor structurally.
  • Hardwood floors are the healthiest floors possible. It does not harbour allergens, dust, molds that cause allergies. It is recommended to use by doctors all over the world.
  • A hardwood floor's finish is susceptible to scratching from heavy traffic or pet nails.
  • Hardwood should not be used in full bathrooms or kitchens.