Solid wood flooring, as the name suggests is made of planks which are created from one single piece of wood. The planks may be made of oak, maple or walnut as well as many other species of wood. Solid wood flooring is often referred to as real wood flooring. One of the most popular choices, alongside engineered wood flooring, solid wood flooring expands and contracts as moisture and temperatures change and can be fitted using a whole plethora of installation methods.Prime grade solid wood flooring is one of the finest grades of solid wood flooring.
Often referred to as classic, or AB grade wood, prime grade solid wood flooring displays very few knots and has much less colour variation than other, lower grades of solid wood flooring. The knots which are present in prime grade solid wood flooring are generally less than 5mm in size making them virtually unnoticeable.Prime grade solid wood flooring is considered to be the highest grade of wood flooring and comes with a matching price tag. The reason prime grade solid wood flooring is more expensive than lower grades is a simple case of supply and demand.
There are fewer trees which qualify to supply prime grade solid wood flooring than the lower wood grades. This makes the raw material and the end product more expensive. That said, if you’re looking for a really uniform, top quality floor, there’s little doubt that prime grade solid wood flooring is a great investment.