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Solid Hardwood Floor Arnold MO

Local resource for solid hardwood floors in Arnold. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to wooden floors, as well as advice and content on flooring installation and floor finishing.

St. Louis Flooring Co.
(636) 464-5547
4491 Southern Pacific Rd
Arnold, MO
 
Absolute Flooring
(636) 282-7533
1524 Jeffco Blvd
Arnold, MO
 
Floor Designs Inc.
(636) 464-5547
4491 Southern Pacific Rd
Arnold, MO
 
Hales Hardwood Floors
(636) 464-1925
1806 Quail Run
Imperial, MO
 
Olson Richard
(314) 846-9909
6630 Heintz Ct
Saint Louis, MO
 
A Plus Hardwoods
(636) 464-0066
2006 Sierra Pkwy
Arnold, MO
 
Floor Tech Installation
(636) 467-5552
2030 Southway Dr
Arnold, MO
 
Superior Flooring & Surfaces
(636) 461-1818
26 Grandview Park Dr
Arnold, MO
 
Excel Flooring
(636) 464-7171
1012 White St
Imperial, MO
 
Just Around The Corner
(314) 549-8346
6630 Heintz Ct.
Saint Louis, MO
 

Hardwood Flooring and Wood Types

Types of Hardwood Flooring
(pros and cons)

home remodeling articles and tips

topic: types of hardwood flooring
by Debbie Abrams Kaplan

Hardwood flooring adds a clean, polished look that can last decades, as well as value to your home. Here are some hardwood pointers to consider before heading to the showroom.

Solid hardwood comes in different types of wood, and even bamboo. Consider the wood’s grain, color and durability when choosing what works best for your home. Solid planks of hard wood come in cherry, oak, maple, walnut as well as exotic varieties. One of the more popular “woods” is now bamboo. Technically in the grass family, bamboo is considered more environmentally friendly because it grows faster than hardwood, and it’s as durable as white oak.

Before choosing solid hardwood, though, you’ll want to think about installation. If your foundation is concrete, with no sub-floor, it would be easier and cheaper to install engineered wood. While hardwood can be tough to install without a professional, engineered wood is easier, because it’s a thinner plank of wood glued onto a plywood board. You can easily latch the boards together as a “floating floor” using a tongue and groove system or glue. Because the wood is pre-finished, you don’t have the offensive smell or waiting time after sanding and sealing the wood.

One disadvantage of engineered wood is that because it’s a thinner s...

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