In general, Solid wood flooring is classified into 3 categories and each term is based upon the type of tree that is the source of the wood. The choice between them based in the best matches climate in which you lived and your needs.
Hardwood flooring – usually broad-leaved and deciduous trees – Oak, Hard Maple, Birch, Ash
Softwood flooring – usually evergreen, Coniferous trees – Pine, Cypress, Douglas Fir
Exotic wood flooring – usually coming from the more tropical areas, are known for their extreme hardness and and feature striking natural colors – Mahogany, Ipe, Jatoba, Brazilian Cherry, Sapelli, Kempas
We should also keep in mind the size of Solid Wood Floors, and deciding between them is a question of taste and life style.
Parquet flooring – can be laid in variety of a geometric patterns or a unique ornamental design using several types of wood
Strip flooring – it is manufactured with a tongue and groove design on all 4 sides and is typically characterized by the thickness (from 5/16 to 3/4 inch ), width (from 1 1/2 to 3 inches ) and length (from 6 to 20 inches ) of the wood planks.
Plank floorin<g/span> – is made from a single solid wood pieces and are typically very wide and thick. Beautiful and realistic wood effect, more towads rustic, well maintained can last several generations