The most traditional style of hardwood is referred to as solid hardwood and it has been installed in Canadian homes for decades. This type of hardwood most commonly measures 3/4" of thickness and the widths are usually 2 1/4" or 3 1/4" in width. Solid hardwood is often installed in dining room and living room areas to enhance the decor and create a classic feel to a home. Solid hardwood is a natural wood product and as a result it will expand and contract as the humidity in a home rises and falls over the course of the year. Several species of wood are available in a wide range of colors. Even unique products like bamboo hardwood are becoming more and more popular in recent years because of the environmental aspect they provide as well as the stunning look of the wood.