- Strip flooring – known for how thick and wide the planks are. This flooring type has a set width but the thickness can vary from 5/16” to ¾”. The available widths are only 1 ½”, 2”, and 2 ¼”.
- Plank flooring – comes in only two thicknesses. The widths of plank flooring can vary between 3 to 8” while you could only find thicknesses of ½” and ¾”.
- Parquet flooring – this type of flooring has a different look. Parquet floors have certain patterns due to the individual wood slats they are made of.
Selecting the best type of hardwood flooring which will look great in your space and fits your skills in installing hardwood flooring is a very important part in planning out how to set up your own new hardwood floor. Here we are going to discuss the different types of hardwood flooring that you will find in your journey in searching for the best type to put up in your home. Take note that the type of hardwood floor is different from the wood variety of the type of wood. The types of hardwood flooring we will be talking about are based on their construction and how they were made. For now, we will talk about the three main types of hardwood flooring that you will encounter and choose from. First let’s talk about solid wood flooring. You will find that solid wood flooring has three main variations. Each of these can be bought in a pre-finished or an unfinished version. Those who buy the unfinished version must do some sanding and finishing on site after the solid wood flooring has been installed while pre-finished versions need only be installed on the area. The three variations of solid wood flooring are: