It doesn't matter how expensive the wood floor you buy is the problems start with sub floor and end with finish.
Builders are not floor layers, carpenters are not floor layers. There is so much to understand and take account of. Every day i am seeing more and more problem floors.
Badly specified products, badly prepared sub floors and finishes that will never last. The work to rectify a problem floor is horrific.
But with a little research, small amount of logical advice and knowing what to ask of your retailer and installer you can have the perfect floor.
I run Rainleaf Flooring and have done for 12 years. My passion is wood floors, my love is my floors. It has taken me 12 years to find the products that i want to be associated with and i have built up a tremendous wealth of Knowledge regarding floors.
If you want help please ask, advice is free.(ADVERTISING NOT ALLOWED)