Solid wood flooring, as the name suggests is made from solid planks of wood. Unlike engineered wood flooring, which is made from layers of different woods, solid oak flooring, for example, is just that, solid oak. Available in a whole range of grades, colours, sizes and finishes, solid wood flooring is an extremely popular flooring choice. No matter whether you’re creating a completely new, modern setting for your room or you’re simply replacing an old floor, solid wood flooring will provide you with a warm, durable and flexible solution.
Rustic grade solid wood flooring, as the name suggests is made from wood which has a rustic look. Often referred to as CD grade wood, rustic grade solid wood flooring might be oak, walnut, maple or any other wood species but has inherent knots and colour variation as well as mineralisation and sapwood streaking as part of its character. Knots in rustic grade solid wood flooring are expected to be large and widespread.
There may also be some splits in rustic grade solid wood flooring which have been filled. All of that said, none of these features need necessarily be viewed as negatives. When it comes to choosing rustic grade solid wood flooring, the important thing is to decide whether the rustic look of the wood will work with your interior or not.