Solid Hardwood Flooring
A classic flooring material with a timeless look and feelShop All
What is Solid Hardwood Flooring?
The more prestigious of the two types of hardwood floors, solid hardwood flooring planks are crafted entirely from real wood. While engineered hardwood uses a composite core and laminate wood flooring is entirely synthetic, every piece of solid hardwood flooring is made from a single piece of unadulterated wood. This all-natural construction is what makes solid hardwood such a sought-after flooring product.
- Classic, sophisticated look that has stood the test of time
- Every plank is crafted from solid hardwood, lending a sturdy, substantial feel to a floor
- Can be sanded and refinished multiple times
Shop Solid Hardwood Flooring by Style or Color
The all-natural construction of solid hardwood flooring offers a sort of blank canvas for home designers, since real wood can be stained in a broad spectrum of tones. Empire’s selection of solid hardwood includes flooring in shades of pale white, dark chocolate, and just about everything in between.
Why Should You Choose Solid Hardwood Flooring?
For most customers, the main driving factor in choosing solid hardwood flooring is a desire for the one-of-a-kind character that real wood imparts. The look of real wood flooring is one of sophistication and timelessness. But it’s not just about aesthetics. Solid wood floors also have a sturdiness and heft that you simply can’t achieve with a composite product—walking on a real wood floor just feels different.
Although it’s more expensive upfront than other flooring types, solid wood floors can actually be a wiser purchase than a cheaper material. If you’ve found your forever home and plan to stay in it for 20 or 30 years—perhaps even longer than that—odds are that you’ll end up wanting to change your floors at least once. Because solid wood floors can be refinished, you can completely revamp the look of your floors for a fraction of the cost of completely replacing them. And it’s a generally accepted idea that having solid hardwood floors installed can help increase the overall value of your home, making it a great investment even if you don’t plan to stay there forever.
Solid Hardwood Flooring features
Part home improvement material and part heirloom, solid hardwood floors are the ultimate upgrade to your home.
- Solid construction from high-quality hardwoods, for a flooring that can last the long haul
- Commonly considered to be a great way to add value to your home
- Refinishing solid hardwood can make room redesigns easier and more affordable than full floor replacements