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Solid Hardwood Floor Bozeman MT

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

The Flooring Place
(406) 587-2230
34224 Frontage Rd
Bozeman, MT
 
Richards Tile & Hardwood Inc
(406) 587-8100
2200 Lea Ave
Bozeman, MT
 
Montana Lodgepole
(406) 585-7600
6555 Tawney Brown Ln
Bozeman, MT
 
Alternative Flooring
(406) 586-4500
80127 Gallatin Rd Ste E
Bozeman, MT
 
Phillips Hardwood Floors
(406) 586-9950
51 Schutz Ln
Bozeman, MT
 
Jacksons Hardwoods
(406) 586-9358
501 E Peach St
Bozeman, MT
 
Gallatin Valley Furniture Carpet One
(406) 587-5423
923 N 7th Ave
Bozeman, MT
 
Vandyke Hardwood Floors
(406) 585-5407
251 Edelweiss Dr Ste 3
Bozeman, MT
 
Becker Carpet Inc
(406) 586-3300
1662 Bobcat Dr
Bozeman, MT
 
Pierce Flooring & Design
(406) 587-5428
1921 W Main St
Bozeman, MT
 

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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