Not all hardwood floors are created equal. Rift sawn wood floors give the home the “old fashioned” plank wood floor feel. These are solid wood, nailed down on site, sanded, finished. There is no substitute for this material and process. Most competitors have switched to pre-finished flooring, which is a really nice product, but does not have the ‘100-year’ feel you get with site finished products. These nail down floors have proven to last well over 100 years, while delivering a “feel” not possible with floating or pre-finished floors. We prefer Rift-Sawn oak floors and use these in most of our model homes.
Another longer visual explanation.