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    Hardwood flooring can be categorized in many ways. For starters there is solid hardwood flooring which is pure solid wood that has been milled to set lengths and widths. The sides typically have what is called a tongue and groove on each edge allowing for easier alignment, installation and to maintain seams throughout the life of the floor.

Solid hardwood flooring can come in either pre-finished or can be finished after it is installed. There are pros and cons to each method and you should take great care in choosing which is best for your application.

Pre-finished hardwood flooring has many advantages in that once it is installed you can usually begin to use the floor at once. There is less mess, dirt, faster installation time, often less cost and other factors associated with buying prefinished hardwood flooring and/or having it installed. 

Un-finished hardwood flooring does have advantages. For one thing, you have great control of how the finished floor will look. For example, once installed you can choose a small out of the way area and have a small section finished, see how you like, see how it comes off with the lighting of the room etc, then if you like it, have the entire installation finished the way you like it, or have the section sanded and refinished until you get the look and feel your going for overall.

Engineered Hardwood Flooring - With engineered hardwood flooring your still getting hardwood flooring however it is typically made with a solid hardwood top layer bonded over other wood based materials.
There advantages with one major one being cost, also you will find typically better control in enviorments that may be subject to wide climate changes such as swings from very dry to very humid, as such these would often effect solid wood flooring more than engineered hardwood flooring. Engineered can be both finished or not though finished is usually the most popular.

Durability on hardwood flooring varies according to several factors including but not limited to, floor traffic, the finish selected and of coarse the type of hardwood selected.

Janka Hardness Scale For Wood Flooring Species

The Janka hardness test is a measurement of the force necessary to embed a .444-inch steel ball to half its diameter in wood. It is the industry standard for gauging the ability of various species to tolerate denting and normal wear, as well as being a good indication of the effort required to either nail or saw the particular wood. 

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