Rustic Floor Supply offers solid prefinished hardwood flooring at our Boise, Idaho location. Solid prefinished hardwood flooring is a type of wood flooring that comes with a pre-applied finish. This means that the flooring has already been sanded and treated with stains or other finishes before it is sold to the consumer. One advantage of solid prefinished hardwood flooring is that it eliminates the need for sanding and finishing on site, which can produce a lot of dust and disruption in the home. This makes it an attractive choice for those who want a beautiful wood floor without the hassle of a lengthy installation process.
If you’re on a tight schedule for your renovation project and want a hassle-free flooring solution, consider using prefinished hardwood. Prefinished hardwood comes in two types: solid and engineered. While engineered prefinished hardwood contains various materials such as glues and wood substrates, solid prefinished hardwood is made purely of wood and finishing materials. This makes solid prefinished hardwood a more durable and long-lasting option.
If you choose solid prefinished hardwood for your flooring, you’ll have a wide range of options to choose from. Solid prefinished hardwood is available in a variety of sheens, colors, species, and plank widths, so you can find the perfect match for your space. No matter what your style or needs are, you’re sure to find a solid prefinished hardwood option that will suit your preferences.
Hickory Solid Prefinished Hardwood Flooring
If you want a strong and durable flooring option that also has a beautiful appearance, solid hickory prefinished hardwood may be the perfect choice for your home. Hickory has a unique grain pattern and a combination of sapwood and heartwood that gives it a striking appearance. Not only is it visually appealing, but hickory is also incredibly tough and resistant to scratches, wear and tear, and even heavy foot traffic. For these reasons, hickory is a great choice for both residential and commercial spaces that see a lot of activity.
Maple Solid Prefinished Hardwood Flooring
Solid maple prefinished hardwood is a great choice for any home or light commercial business. It’s a domestic wood species, grown in North America, and is known for its resilience and high Janka rating, which makes it resistant to scratches and dents. Maple is also unique in that it has both tight and soft grains, which allows for a range of color options when it’s stained. You can find solid maple prefinished hardwood in various grades, sheens, widths, and stains, so you can choose the perfect match for your space.
Red Oak Solid Prefinished Hardwood Flooring
Solid red oak prefinished hardwood is another great domestic flooring option that adds warmth and charm to any space. It has a smooth, consistent color and a warm, inviting feel thanks to its undertones. If you’re looking for a beautiful, affordable flooring option, solid red oak prefinished hardwood is a great choice. It’s also durable and can withstand heavy foot traffic and the wear and tear of everyday life, making it a good choice for homes with kids and pets. Solid prefinished red oak flooring is also very versatile, which is why it’s so popular.
White Oak Solid Prefinished Hardwood Flooring
If you’re looking for a unique and beautiful flooring option, consider white oak solid prefinished hardwood. While it may not be as widely available as other types of hardwood, Rustic Wood Floor Supply has a great selection of this material. White oak stains well and creates a consistent look that highlights its stunning grain patterns. It’s a domestic species, making it a great choice for homes in North America, and it resists dents and dings well, making it a durable option for homes with kids and pets.
Solid Prefinished Hardwood Flooring Species
Our solid prefinished hardwood flooring line includes four species: hickory, maple, red oak, and white oak. Here is more information about each species:
Hickory: Hickory is a domestic species known for its exceptional hardness. It is affordable and resistant to dents and scratches, making it a great choice for homes with pets and children. It has a high Janka rating, which means it is highly resistant to scratches, and it continues to look great for years. However, hickory is susceptible to movement, so it is recommended to use planks that are four inches or narrower to prevent excessive movement. If your floor does crack, increasing humidity is a good solution.
Maple: Maple is a hard, stable flooring option that is resistant to movement. It is not as hard as hickory, but it is close. It is important to maintain consistent humidity levels in homes with maple flooring to prevent movement. Maple has both tight and soft grains, which can affect how stain adheres to the wood.
Red Oak: Red oak is a popular and economical wood species. It is lower in price than some other options, but it still looks great and wears well. It has good stability and is not as affected by changes in humidity as other species. However, it does dent and ding more easily due to its lower Janka rating. Red oak is known for its ability to take stain consistently.
White Oak: White oak is a popular and widely used flooring species. It takes stain consistently, giving the floor a uniform look. It is known for its beauty when stained and has similar durability to red oak. It is resistant to movement and can handle wide planks up to five inches.
Solid Prefinished Hardwood Flooring Grades
We highly recommend using the plus grade for your solid prefinished hardwood flooring. While it may come at a higher cost, the quality is worth the extra money. The plus grade offers longer lengths, more uniformity, and a better overall installation experience. In fact, we typically sell 70% of our prefinished hardwood flooring in plus grade. Please keep in mind that these are special grades that are not recognized by the NWFA (National Wood Flooring Association).
- 50% of planks are Select & Better grade and 50% Natural grade
- Black or brown mineral streaks accepted
- Sound closed knots accepted, no paste filler accepted
- Minimum length of 12 inches
- Average length of 30 to 36 inches depending on the species and plank width
- Pin knots of 1/16’’, open or not, accepted.
- Mixture of Select (45%), Natural (40%) and Rustic (15%) grades
- All color variations accepted
- Knots, and shakes and checks accepted
- Pith and worm holes accepted
- Minimum length of 10 inches
- Average length of 32 to 38 inches depending on the species and plank width
Solid Prefinished Hardwood Floor Sheens
Hardwood flooring sheen refers to the amount of shine or gloss on the surface of the floor. The higher the shine, the more gloss the floor has. On the other hand, a low shine means that the finish has more matte in it. Sheen levels are typically measured at a 60-degree angle using specialized equipment. In general, we recommend choosing a matte or satin sheen for your hardwood flooring, as these finishes tend to hide scratches, dirt, and other small imperfections better than high gloss finishes.
Solid Prefinished Hardwood Flooring FAQ’s
No, since the floor is 3/4″ thick the fasteners such as cleats or staples seat better and typically do not go through the flooring and let the floor move to create a noise.
We recommend gluing 4″ and higher for wood flooring. When we recommend gluing we recommend glue assist which uses adhesive sausage in a “S” pattern.
No, it is the same as unfinished hardwood. It is better than engineered hardwood as the wear layer is thicker and this naturally means the floor will last longer. However, if you are not a professional installing prefinished flooring, prefinished flooring is better than unfinished as unfinished requires very niche tools to make the jobs perfect and not sub-par.
Solid prefinished flooring is just that solid hardwood flooring that is prefinished at the factory. Virtually the only downside to this method is that the boards usually have a slight bevel on the edges so that there are no issues while installing the boards.
Prefinished Flooring Line – Start to Finish Pictures
Our solid prefinished flooring by Wickham Flooring at Rustic Wood Floor Supply is made in North America using high-quality machinery. This ensures that the wood has beautiful stains, a hard finish, and a stunning finished product. We use UV light to quickly cure the finish, which is a common practice for prefinished solid products. Below are some pictures of our solid prefinish line, which will give you an idea of how the product is made.