NATURAL BEAUTY MEANS
NATURAL VARIATIONS

The patterns and color variations in a living tree are like all of nature—never repeated. Naturally occurring wood characteristics such as mineral streaks, knots, and variations in grain and color are not considered defects. Also, the color of your floor will change over time and with exposure to ultraviolet/natural light. As a result of these natural characteristics, the variation in electronically-viewed color representation, and the variations in printing, your newly installed Somerset floor will vary from samples or pictures shown.

Character

Natural knots, markings and variations in grain and color give your space real character.

  • Solid Flooring

  • THICKNESS:

    3/4" (nominal)

  • WIDTHS:

    3-1/4", 4", 5"

  • LENGTHS:

    Random up to 6-1/2'

  • PROFILE:

    Eased Edge, Eased End

  • FINISH:

    Ultimate™ UV-Cured Aluminum Oxide/Urethane

  • LIMITED WARRANTY:

    50-Year Finish Wear; Lifetime Structural

  • SolidPlus™ Engineered Flooring

  • THICKNESS:

    1/2" (nominal)

  • WIDTHS:

    3-1/4”, 5”

  • Construction:

    3mm (nominal) Wear Layer, 8 Plies

  • LENGTHS:

    Random up to 6-1/2'

  • PROFILE:

    Eased Edge; Eased End

  • FINISH:

    Ultimate™ UV-Cured Aluminum Oxide/Urethane

  • LIMITED WARRANTY:

    50-Year Finish Wear; Lifetime Structural

SOMERSET'S SOLID OR SOLIDPLUS™? IT’S A MATTER OF PREFERENCE…NOT APPEARANCE!

Solid and SolidPlus Engineered Thickness

Whether you choose 3/4" solid or 1/2" SolidPlus™ engineered construction, you'll enjoy the preferred look of solid, sawn flooring once installed. The sawn face of Somerset's 1/2" SolidPlus™ engineered flooring is the same beautiful Appalachian hardwood as our traditional solid flooring. SolidPlus™ engineered gives you the benefit of multi‑layer, cross‑grained construction for dimensional stability and installation flexibility—install virtually anywhere in your home, including the basement. It's also an eco‑sensible alternative to traditional solid flooring. Learn more about 3/4" solid vs. 1/2" SolidPlus™ here.

Made in America All Somerset flooring is proudly manufactured in the USA to the highest quality standards. When you buy Somerset, you can feel good about contributing to the growth of U.S. manufacturing and jobs.

We feel that no other hardwood flooring in the industry is manufactured to higher quality standards than a Somerset hardwood floor. Flooring in the Character Collection carries our Lifetime Structural Integrity Limited Warranty and a 50-Year Finish Wear Layer Limited Warranty. Please read the entire limited warranty, which we call the "Somerset Commitment" here.

We take great pride in the products we offer and want our customers to be completely satisfied with our flooring. Our limited warranty coverage is intended to give you peace of mind that you are purchasing a quality product from a highly reputable company. Please keep in mind that Somerset manufactures flooring, not finished floors; the flooring installer must complete the finished product. Many critical decisions must be made at the installation site, and therefore are the sole responsibility of the installer and owner. Please make sure to read our entire limited warranty document, so you understand the installer’s, and your, responsibility to insure a successful installation. In addition, we suggest you read our care and maintenance information as proper routine and preventative maintenance is important to your continued satisfaction with your floor.

Grade Levels Solid hardwood flooring is designed to be nailed or stapled‑down on or above grade (ground level) only.

SolidPlus™ engineered flooring can be nailed, stapled, glued‑down, or floated, on, above, or below grade, including over radiant heat.

Many important decisions must be made at the installation site, and therefore must be the sole responsibility of the installer/owner. These include but are not limited to proper storage and handling, complete evaluation of site conditions including moisture testing of the subfloor and flooring, acclimation of flooring to appropriate conditions, subfloor preparation, flooring layout, milling, grade, color and gloss, scraping, proper installation methods, sufficient quantity on hand to complete the job, and jobsite cleanup. For best results, we suggest installation be done by a National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) Certified Professional.

Complete installation guidelines are packaged with Somerset flooring cartons and are available on our website under "Customer Support."

molding chainSomerset offers everything you need to complete your installation. Reducer, Quarter Round, Baby Threshold, Stair Nosing, and T-Molding is available to complement your Somerset floor.

Click here to download molding profiles/sizes (PDF)

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