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Solid Hardwood Floor Charleston SC

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

Mescons
(843) 723-6459
484 King St
Charleston, SC
 
Griffith John Harwood Flooring
(843) 769-4471
825 Savannah Hwy
Charleston, SC
 
Flanders Carpets
(843) 571-2885
1040 Gardner Rd Ste A1
Charleston, SC
 
JET Flooring Inc
(843) 814-1203
1842 Elsey Dr
Charleston, SC
 
R W Cauble & Co
(843) 740-0992
4221 Rivers Ave North
Charleston, SC
 
S & S Carpets & Floor Coverings
(843) 763-0100
1610 Sam Rittenberg Blvd
Charleston, SC
 
Beasley Floor Coverings Inc
(843) 573-4769
1045 Wappoo Rd
Charleston, SC
 
Ashley View Studios
(843) 813-0434
1836 Ashley River Rd
Charleston, SC
 
MaxCare Professional Cleaning Systems
(843) 577-9401
1539b Meeting Street Rd
North Charleston, SC
 
Fantastic Floors
(843) 225-2235
4301 Dorchester Rd
North Charleston, SC
 

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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