Pros and Cons
Installing a new floor is a big-ticket home improvement, so budget is certain to factor into your decision. But you should also consider how much foot traffic, sunlight, and wear and tear your flooring will endure
Solid Wood Flooring
Wood has a natural warmth
Impressive wear resistance
Can be sanded and refinished several times
Pre-finished floors can hold up better than those finished on site
Warranty comes from the factory, not the installer.
Solid wood may expand and contract with varying humidity levels
Can dent easily
Some can show wear quickly and become discolored from sunlight
Note: Unfinished flooring costs less than pre-finished, but higher installation costs can offset savings. Wood flooring is not a good choice for basements and other damp spaces.