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Solid Hardwood Floor Claymont DE

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

Ardmore Hardwood Floors
(484) 253-6353
2375 Haverford Rd
Ardmore, PA
Monday 24 Hours
Tuesday 24 Hours
Wednesday 24 Hours
Thursday 24 Hours
Friday 24 Hours
Saturday 24 Hours
Sunday 24 Hours
Carpet, Flooring, Hardwood, Laminate, Refinishing & Resurfacing, Stone, Tile

Amc Flooring
(610) 485-2374
2214 Chichester Ave
Marcus Hook, PA
Kip Flooring
(302) 529-5856
214 Beau Tree Dr
Wilmington, DE
Franks Hardwood Floor Company
(302) 475-7070
2709 Chinchilla Dr
Wilmington, DE
Phykitt Paul Hardwood Flooring
(302) 475-7009
2500 Silverside Rd
Wilmington, DE
GD Pierce
(484) 471-7193
6 Joseph Ct
Downington, PA
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
Carpet, Flooring, Hardwood, Laminate, Refinishing & Resurfacing, Tile

Renaissance Hardwood Flooring Holy Ok
(302) 529-7753
2330 Lighthouse Ln
Wilmington, DE
Renaissance Hardwood Flooring
(302) 477-1905
3120 Naamans Rd
Wilmington, DE
Smith Flooring Inc
(610) 497-9758
2432 W Colonial Dr
Marcus Hook, PA
Pro Tech Floors
(610) 364-0700
2 Nealy Blvd
Marcus Hook, PA

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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