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Solid Hardwood Floor Auburn AL

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

Kirkley Floor Covering
(334) 821-7255
1201 Commerce Dr
Auburn, AL
Harris Flooring
(334) 501-0837
323 Airport Rd Ste G
Auburn, AL
Rustys Floor Covering Il Inc
(334) 364-0880
3613 Pepperell Pkwy
Opelika, AL
Home Fashion Paint & Floorcovering
(334) 749-2079
1703 Westend Ct
Opelika, AL
Craft Hardwood Flooring
(334) 321-7701
2080 Willis Ave
Opelika, AL
Auburn Flooring & Stone LLC
(334) 821-2637
480 N Dean Rd
Auburn, AL
Hardwood Flooring Company
(334) 705-0076
1530 Deer Tract Rd
Opelika, AL
Down & Dirty Flooring
(334) 332-6031
1504 Mitchell Ct
Opelika, AL
Holman Floor Co
(334) 705-0048
2407 Lee Rd 117
Opelika, AL
John's Carpet LLC
(256) 333-0904
1121 Chancellor Ferry Rd.
Harpersville, AL
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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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