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Solid Hardwood Floor Bangor ME

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

Karams Hardwood Flooring & Stairs
(207) 942-6583
592 Hammond St
Bangor, ME
 
Don Dickel Wood Floors
(207) 223-4955
128 Main St
Bangor, ME
 
V L Waltons Flooring
(207) 945-6911
556 Hammond St
Bangor, ME
 
S & S Flooring Installations
(207) 989-1800
34 Abbott St
Brewer, ME
 
Larry Bookers Complete Flooring
(207) 825-4144
245 Center Dr
Orrington, ME
 
Insignia & Campbell Hardwood Flooring Associates
(207) 941-0808
732 Broadway
Bangor, ME
 
Lynch T J Floor Covering
(207) 945-3145
51 Hillside Ave
Bangor, ME
 
Carpet One of Bangor
(207) 942-7399
42 Gilman Rd
Bangor, ME
 
Freedom Flooring
(207) 659-6164
39 N Main St
Brewer, ME
 
Scotts Ceramic Tile
(207) 827-2914
51 Pine St
Old Town, ME
 

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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