Hand scraped hardwood flooring – There are more than 50 domestic and exotic species available for solid hardwood – from historical favorites like maple, red and white oak and lighthouse to more modern options like bamboo (not technical wood but listed as one), jar rah, and purple heart. Solid hardwood is available prefabricated and unfinished. Flooring that is unfinished is best for matching existing floors because it can be colored to the right shade.
Wooden flooring is recommended for almost all rooms in a house-living room, dining room, bedrooms and hallways. They are often equipped in kitchens, but be aware that moisture can cause twisting over time. Use mats or throw blankets in areas where water can drizzle, such as The sink, to maintain the floors. Solid wood floors are usually not recommended for bathrooms because the high hand scraped hardwood flooring moisture level makes it difficult to keep them in good condition.
A tongue and shine plank has a groove cut on one side and a ridge tongue hand scraped hardwood flooring on the other which allows the plates to be tightly joined. Unlike constructed floors floating over a surface and requiring no nailing or glue, hardwood floors are attached to a sub floor, usually plywood or furling strips over a vapor barrier. The boards are pointed to the sub floor through the tongue, so the nails do not appear when the floor is finished.