Our solid hardwood flooring is American-made and Appalachian-sourced for a refined grain, consistent color and lasting stability. Solid hardwood can be used in almost any room in your home that isn’t prone to moisture. So, it’s best to avoid it in basements, bathrooms, laundry rooms and mudrooms.
You have many features to consider for your Armstrong solid hardwood floor — beyond wood species, style and durability. As you browse, here are some additional factors that could influence your final flooring decision.
Solid hardwood flooring installation requires nailing or stapling planks to a wooden subfloor after a period of acclimation. This method of installation can be challenging, even for an experienced DIYer. We recommend solid hardwood be installed by a contractor who is experienced with solid hardwood installation. Learn more about hardwood flooring installation.
3 things to know before you start shopping:
Clearing your space – If the flooring is going into an existing living space, you’ll need to move furniture (and find a place to put it).
Removing the existing floor – Removal can take longer than installation, depending on the materials.
Acclimation – Before installing, solid hardwood requires a period of acclimation where the wood must be stored temporarily in the same environment where it will be installed. This stabilizes the moisture content so the floors won’t warp.
Subfloor and underlayment preparation – Your subfloor must be clean, level, dry and structurally sound to protect the integrity of the hardwood. To limit surprises, it can be helpful to read the installation guide and other hardwood installation advice in advance.
A big benefit of solid hardwood is that it will always be on-trend. Most solid 3/4" construction can be sanded and refinished multiple times. No floor removal is necessary.
Red Oak Solid Hardwood - Layered Burgundy | SAKTCM9L401