Best flooring option for studio?

Started Oct 26, 2012 | Discussions thread
DonA2
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Re: Go with REAL SOLID wood
In reply to Ubilam, Nov 22, 2012

Ubilam wrote:

3/4" x 3" plank hardwood over a solid substrate like 5/8 or 3/4" plywood (not chipboard). Sealed with typical plastic Acrylic Urethane (oil or water based) it will take a bunch of abuse and later on can be re-sanded for a brand new fresh floor. Birch or Maple is good because its closed-grain and tough whereas the prettier Oaks and Mahoganys are open grained. Think 'basketball' or 'bowling' flooring in other words. I have 3/4' Birch and Black Cherry in my home and studio with an oil based urethane. Wears well so far after 21 years.

Ubilam.

Agreed.  However I would go with a high quality engineered hardwood, preferably oak.  It must be the interlocking 5/8" ply with a 1/8" solid top layer, factory prefinished, nailed and glued over a solid ply base.  I have both plank, 'finish-after-laying' type and the engineered flooring type in our home.  Cheap stuff just won't cut it and always looks like what it is.

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