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Solid Hardwood is a Tradition in Upscale Homes

Fine homes that boast beautiful furnishings and accessories look even grander when solid hardwood flooring is part of the decor. That's one of the reasons this traditional floor covering has been chosen by discerning homeowners for generations. It's not uncommon to find original wood floors in homes that are over one hundred years old. When the floor begins to look worn, it can be refinished so it looks new again. You can find a range of flooring products, including many brands of hardwood, at Music City Building Supply in Shelbyville, Tennessee.

Wood Flooring

Solid hardwood strips and planks are each milled from one piece of wood. Typically, strips are less than 3 inches wide while planks range from 3 to 8 inches wide. Choose strips, which create a linear effect, if you favor a contemporary look. Planks are best if you like a rustic look. Consider brands that have many knotholes or that are handscraped to give boards a weathered appearance. Parquet floors have an elegant and refined look. This type of geometric hardwood floor is available in many designs, like standard, block, herringbone, and baroque.


The hardest woods available are the most durable, and therefore, the most appropriate for flooring. Oak, maple, and cherry are ideal. Specialty woods like Myrtle, African Rosewood, and Zebrawood are also good choices. The Janka hardness test is used to rate wood species. The on-site unfinished wood installation process takes about two weeks, including time for the floor to acclimate to its surroundings. Boards are usually nailed to the subfloor, which needs to be level and in good shape. Subfloor repair can lengthen the installation process.


Prefinished hardwood flooring is easily installed in one day since finishing treatments are applied in the factory. The powerful sealers that are used are not available to on-site installers. Therefore, finish warranties found on this floor covering tend to be longer than those that back unfinished wood flooring. In addition to shorter installation time and a more durable finish, prefinished wood floors look different. They are beveled while floors that are finished on-site are flush.

Music City Building Supply serves Nashville, Murfreesboro, Huntsville, and Chattanooga, Tennessee. Our design consultants can help you find the wood flooring brand that is right for your home. We are certain you’ll be happy with your new floor. Our installers are experienced pros who can handle any type of solid hardwood flooring project. Give us a call or visit our showroom in Shelbyville, Tennessee.