Flooring made of wood strips that are pieced together in a tongue-and-groove assembly.
Wood Strip flooring – This type of flooring is denoted by the thickness and width of the wood planks. Strip flooring has a set width, but the thickness can vary. Strip flooring ranges in thickness from 5/16 of an inch to 3/4 of an inch wide. It is available only in widths of 1 1/2 inches, 2 inches and 2 1/4 inches.
Solid boards to be installed in parallel rows now produced in these thicknesses 1/2″, 3/4″, 33/32″ and these widths 1 1/2″, 2″, 2 1/4″, and occasionally 3 1/4″. The strips are tongue and grooved and end matched. They are for nail down installation directly to wood or plywood subfloors; or over wood screeds on concrete slab construction.
Hardwood Strip Flooring – It is difficult for most hardwood buyers to distinguish between Hardwood plank flooring and hardwood strip flooring, but the width of hardwood strip flooring is generally narrower and are generally found in 1.5″ to 3″ strips. Hardwood strip flooring comes in two primary thicknesses 5/16″ and 3/4″ although some variations may be found. In essence, Hardwood strip is both narrower in width and smaller in thickness than hardwood plank.
Single strip flooring is the standard board we think of when wood flooring is mentioned. In simple terms it means the board is one solid piece of wood rather than many different pieces joined together to make a wider or larger board. These boards are much like the standard floorboards and normally make rooms look larger when fitted. More often than not single strip flooring is joined using the tongue and groove system however there is some single strip click flooring which has recently emerged on to the market. There is a greater choice of flooring finishes in the single strip planks.
Single strip flooring will either come with a beveled or a square edge, a beveled edge offers each plank more individual definition as appose to a square edged plank. Bevelled edge flooring is the most common edging however square edge products are available too.
Strip flooring is salvaged from school halls, sports centres, shops and factories. A variety of woods include maple, iroko, jarrah, and mahogany, keruing, oak and other exotic hardwoods which give a wide choice of natural colours.