Solid wood flooring will last More Bonuses than 100 years, and the finish can be easily renewed when needed. Just having wood floors increases the value of your home.
(Image: https://images47.fotki.com/v1402/photos/3/334148/1275951/DSC08501fram1-vi.jpg)Not too long ago, the only choice you had was the old-fashioned solid wood tongue and groove strips in maple or oak. Today, wood flooring can be planks from old barns, exotic woods, pre-finished engineered wood strips which eliminate the dust and disruption of finishing on site. You even can have wood laminate flooring, which isn't wood, but looks like wood at a much lower cost.
SOLID WOOD FLOORING - Solid wood floors, although beautiful, can't be used everywhere. They must be nailed to a sub-floor. This makes solid wood unsuitable for use directly over concrete.
Adding a sub-floor between the concrete and the wood flooring might result in a height problem where the floor meets an adjoining room. Moisture causes wood to expand, so it's not appropriate in basements. Humidity can lead to squeaking and buckling.