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What are some things that a good high quality solid hard wood flooring should have ?

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Can some one please give me some specific examples of things that a good high quality solid hard wood flooring should have ?
when i am looking different kinds of flooring what are some things i can look for to tell that it is a very good high quality pre finished flooring ? give some examples and what about the warranty ?

I assume your asking about a pre finished flooring..Some things are .. Listed as #1 grade, consistency in graining, few knots ( goes as #1 grading), wide variation in lengths within the box,and an aluminum oxide top coat GL
Since your looking at samples , you ll have to rely on what info they give you. You can t tell quality just by the sample, they ll give a good looking sample on the board. Warranties will help tell you just how hard the walking wear layer is and how many extra coats of finnish is on the wood. Be cautious, some sales people and manufactures will tell you there are X many coats on the wood. They count the stain as a coat .
Ask about the Janka rating of the wood is, this will indicate just how hard that particular species of wood is.GL

4 Responses to “What are some things that a good high quality solid hard wood flooring should have ?”

  1. Nostrils Says:

    Well I think it should be wood…that is hard….and solid…and of a high quality.

    And it should be on the floor.

    If it is on the walls it is not flooring.
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  2. rob s Says:

    I assume your asking about a pre finished flooring..Some things are .. Listed as #1 grade, consistency in graining, few knots ( goes as #1 grading), wide variation in lengths within the box,and an aluminum oxide top coat GL
    Since your looking at samples , you ll have to rely on what info they give you. You can t tell quality just by the sample, they ll give a good looking sample on the board. Warranties will help tell you just how hard the walking wear layer is and how many extra coats of finnish is on the wood. Be cautious, some sales people and manufactures will tell you there are X many coats on the wood. They count the stain as a coat .
    Ask about the Janka rating of the wood is, this will indicate just how hard that particular species of wood is.GL
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    20 years in flooring as a store owner/installer

  3. Molly Says:

    UV cured aluminum oxide top coat
    http://www.renditionllc.com/
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  4. Unique Says:

    When buying wood flooring a lot of it comes down to personal preference. Now days so many different species from all around the world are available. After determining the style and species you want, you’ll want to find out the thickness of a solid wood floor. 3/4" is considered good quality because it can be refinished a few times over. Another thing you’ll want to look at is the finish. Aluminum oxide (25 year warranty) is the industry standard for quality finish. The leading technology when it comes to finish is nano finish (50 year warranty). That being said, some species are simply more expensive because of the availability of the forest it is cut from where as others are more economical due to the fact that is is widely available. Just because a wood is priced lower doesn’t make it worse, but make sure you compare apple to apple when you want to make a good buying decision.
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