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Solid Hardwood Floor Burlington IA

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

Cubny Carpet
(319) 752-3578
218 Jefferson St
Burlington, IA
 
Tenderfoot Carpets
(319) 754-5645
128 S Marshall St
Burlington, IA
 
Floorcrafters Carpet One
(319) 372-3397
520 2nd St
Fort Madison, IA
 
Annies Carpet Cleaning and Flooring
(814) 724-1200
2526 New London Rd
New London, IA
 
Cedar Rapids Tile & Marble
(319) 377-6868
925 Blairs Ferry Rd
Marion, IA
 
Hardwood Specialties
(319) 754-6815
850 Columbia St
Burlington, IA
 
Burlington In Bloom
(319) 754-1616
3214 Division St
Burlington, IA
 
Flooring Liquidat0rs
(319) 372-1234
131 Avenue E
Fort Madison, IA
 
Ryan's Flooring
(712) 435-7265
1008 E. 9th St
Atlantic, IA
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Carpet, Flooring, Hardwood, Refinishing & Resurfacing, Vinyl Flooring

Duhn Kendall Floor Covering
(712) 336-2233
1537 18th St
Spirit Lake, IA
 

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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