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Solid Hardwood Floor Burlington VT

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.

Advantage Sport USA Incorporated
(802) 655-4008
1 Tigan St
Winooski, VT
 
Bard Flooring
(802) 864-9801
235 Main St
Burlington, VT
 
Tri State Flooring
(802) 864-5589
7 Ambrose Pl
Burlington, VT
 
New England Floor Covering Company
(802) 658-9336
257 Pine St
Burlington, VT
 
Claires Boutiques
(802) 862-3344
155 Dorset St
South Burlington, VT
 
Clifton Burnell Wood Floors
(802) 343-9784
78 River St Apt A
Winooski, VT
 
Able Paint Glass Flooring
(802) 655-6500
683 Pine St
Burlington, VT
 
Able Paint Glass & Flooring
(802) 860-2253
8 Rose St
Burlington, VT
 
G W Lumber & Millwork
(802) 860-7370
1860 Williston Rd
South Burlington, VT
 
Danaher Custom Services Incorporated
(802) 863-2073
10 Keari Ln
South Burlington, VT
 

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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