Parquet, Plank, Strip Acrylic Impregnated, Engineered, & Solid Wood Floors:
Parquet wood flooring is a series of wood flooring pieces that create a geometric design or repeating pattern.
Plank hardwood flooring is linear and is usually wider. Common widths of plank flooring are 3" - 8", and wider. Plank floor are more vulnerable to warping or crowning from water exposure or humidity.
Strip wood floors are linear flooring that is usually 1 1/2" - 2 1/4". This creates a linear effect and often gives the illusion of a larger and more open space.
Engineered Wood Floors consist of laminated layers of wood pressed together and glued. The grains run in different directions for added stability (unlike solids). This product is available several ply thickness with 2 and 5 ply being the norm. Engineered hardwood flooring can be used in those areas of the house where solid wood flooring installation is not suitable. The most common areas are basements, and areas with moisture concerns like kitchens, powder rooms, and utility rooms.
All hardwood flooring that is one piece of wood from top to bottom regardless of width or length, is considered to be solid hardwood flooring. Normal sizes range 3/8" up to 3/4". The 3/8" solid in certain species is ideal for installation over radiant heat. Unfinished Solid hardwood flooring gives you ability to have a custom refinish in any room of your home or office. You many choose from many species, whether domestic or imported exotics, colors of stains and finish types, adding accents, borders or medallions. The product is a good choice for any room in your home from the ground level and up. Solid hardwood floor products normally can be professionally refinished 4-5 times.