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Solid Hardwood Floor Buzzards Bay MA

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

Award Flooring
(508) 759-9222
270 Main St
Buzzards Bay, MA
Wood Floor Specialists
(508) 888-3958
24 Liberty St
Sandwich, MA
Stonewood Products
(508) 477-9950
544 Main St
Mashpee, MA
Floor Coverings International
(508) 291-7977
6 Penny Ln East
Wareham, MA
Cape Cod Hardwood Floors
(508) 888-9642
524 Great Neck Rd N
Mashpee, MA
A Better Flooring Company
(800) 287-7754
15 Craft Rd
Forestdale, MA
Pride Flooring
(508) 420-8727
25 Fairneny Way
Mashpee, MA
Cranberry Kitchens & Flooring
(508) 291-7040
3088 Cranberry Hwy
East Wareham, MA
Carpet One Home Showcase Carpet Barn
(508) 477-7847
106 Falmouth Rd
Mashpee, MA
Accent Hardwood Floors
(508) 295-1144
33 Agawam Lake Shore Dr
Wareham, MA

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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