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Solid Hardwood Floor Brookings SD

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

Midstates Flooring Center
(605) 697-6333
307 6th St
Brookings, SD
 
Berkland Devern
(605) 693-4226
21569 467th Ave
Volga, SD
 
Floor Coverings International
(605) 342-9292
8500 Kings Rd
Rapid City, SD
 
Berkland Devern
(605) 693-4226
21569 467th Ave
Volga, SD
 
Maschino Wood Floors
(605) 330-9663
900 E Benson Rd
Sioux Falls, SD
 
Dunlap Professional Paint Services & Hardwood Floor Refinishing & Installation
(605) 693-4409
47654 218th St
Aurora, SD
 
Tile & Stone Imports by Budget Tile & Flooring LLC
(605) 348-5167
1607 W Main St
Rapid City, SD
 
Robinsons Pro Cleaning Incorporated
(605) 624-8126
1102 E Cherry St
Vermillion, SD
 
Abbey Carpets
(605) 393-1498
3150 E Highway 44
Rapid City, SD
 
Carpet Tile Outlet
(605) 336-9267
3324 S Duluth Ave
Sioux Falls, SD
 

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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