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Solid Hardwood Floor Council Bluffs IA

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

Reliable Floor Care
(402) 779-7554
2420 S 47th St
Omaha, NE
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, Refinishing & Resurfacing, Tile

Nelson David Floorcovering
(712) 328-2381
3433 6th Ave
Council Bluffs, IA
Dinsmore Flooring Inc
(712) 329-9409
50638 221st St
Council Bluffs, IA
Rains Hardwood Flooring
(402) 344-2340
2102 S 35th Ave
Omaha, NE
River City Hardwood Floors
(402) 733-8847
3626 R St
Omaha, NE
Kellys Carpet
(712) 328-2424
825 W Broadway
Council Bluffs, IA
J R Wood Floors
(712) 322-0409
1500 N 17th St
Council Bluffs, IA
Foundation Flooring
(402) 331-3009
1051 S 23rd St
Omaha, NE
State of The Art Wood Floor Service
(402) 210-4160
108 N 34th St
Omaha, NE
Integrity Hardwoods Incorporated
(402) 451-4110
2503 Taylor St
Omaha, NE

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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