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Solid Hardwood Floor Cedar Falls IA

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

Peterman & Haes Carpet One
(319) 233-6131
4003 University Ave
Waterloo, IA
 
Atlas Painting Incorporated
(319) 232-9164
911 Sycamore St
Waterloo, IA
 
Classic Sand & Finish
(319) 296-2755
4245 North Ave
Waterloo, IA
 
Bacon Veneer Company
(319) 824-6991
21035 240th St
Grundy Center, IA
 
Alexander James Flooring & Decor
(563) 359-5995
711 14th St
Bettendorf, IA
 
Hall Painting
(319) 232-3950
400 Sycamore St
Waterloo, IA
 
Flooring Gallery
(319) 233-1400
1234 Flammang Dr
Waterloo, IA
 
Custom Cuts Flooring
(319) 342-3825
605 Chestnut St
La Porte City, 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

Bierl Carpet One
(515) 232-4400
2421 Grand Ave
Ames, 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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