Do you remember those initial finishes and selections? We are seeing the realization of many of those original decisions. Maintenance has been a critical factor in most choices. The flooring was no exception. The natural hickory, wide plank was a perfect solution. The hardwood was delivered two weeks prior to the start of installation to acclimatize to the home and climate. Planks will run perpendicular to the floor joists and a foam underlay was installed for comfort, sound attenuation and performance. There was an in-joist heating system previously installed below the main floor system. This product was approved for this application. The natural coloring and variation is the perfect back drop for the other products and finishes that will complete the home.