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Solid Hardwood Floor Carencro LA

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

Omega Floor Care
(337) 896-3520
300 German Ln
Lafayette, LA
 
Southern Tile Company Incorporated
(337) 232-8284
1016 Eraste Landry Rd
Lafayette, LA
 
Babineauxs Custom Flooring
(337) 256-2021
200 Landmark St
Lafayette, LA
 
Holliers Floor Covering Inc
(337) 232-2700
901 Bertrand Dr
Lafayette, LA
 
Doug Ashy Flooring & Decorating
(337) 984-2110
4950 Johnston St
Lafayette, LA
 
Mudd Avenue Flooring
(337) 236-6222
107 Mudd Ave
Lafayette, LA
 
Flooring America
(337) 232-4421
901 Bertrand Dr
Lafayette, LA
 
Superior Wood Floor
(337) 278-8798
1803 W University Ave
Lafayette, LA
 
Wiggins Incorporated
(337) 235-8362
102 Wedgewood Dr
Lafayette, LA
 
Antique Woods & Architecturals of Louisiana
(337) 291-1139
113 Heymann Blvd
Lafayette, LA
 

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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