Looks - Beauty from Nature available in a variety of domestic and exotic species
Formats - Strips, Planks, Parquet Tiles Unfinished, Pre-finished, Conventional Solid, Engineered, Beveled and Square Edge.
Durability - High, but can scratch and dent.
Comfort - Firm
Sound - Moderate depending on foot wear
Installation - Professional or DIY. Can be nailed, glued or floated*
Maintenance - Damp Mop, using Hardwood Cleaners, Sweeping, Vacuuming
Areas of Use - All levels of the home and rooms including basements* not recommended for bathrooms
Advantages - Lasts a lifetime. Hypo Allergenic easy to maintain, suits all décor styles. Can be refinished and easily repaired*
Disadvantages - Not recommended for wet areas certain species will change colour over time and exposure to light. Extreme dryness can have adverse effects.
Environmental - High. Renewable Resource
Cost Range - Moderate to Expensive
* note - Always check with the manufacture as to recommendations on areas to be installed, and any special instructions for repair and refinishing that may be required. Adhering to manufactures cleaning and maintenance instructions should be followed, in addition to maintaining appropriate humidity levels.