Solid wood floors are cut from single natural hard wood timber, they are beautiful looking and hard wearing. Even when they are scratched or worn over time they can be sanded and refinished to look like new, unlike many other types of flooring. Downside as with most wooden floors, they are not suitable for bathrooms and kitchens due to the water and steam getting into the wood making it expand and warp. Solid wood floors also do not get on well with underfloor heating and in this case your better using engineered wood flooring.