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Solid Hardwood Floor Derry NH

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

Brashers Flooring Center
(603) 432-2319
17 Crystal Ave
Derry, NH
Brasher Flooring Center
(603) 432-2319
35 Manchester Rd
Derry, NH
Flooring Associates
(603) 471-1821
19 S Perimeter Rd
Londonderry, NH
Dans Floor Store
(603) 432-8067
66 Gilcreast Rd
Londonderry, NH
East Coast Flooring
(603) 965-0087
51 Harvey Rd
Londonderry, NH
Ouellette Flooring
(603) 432-8008
12 Moody St
Derry, NH
ABC Flooring Specialists
(603) 621-9774
13 Delta Dr
Londonderry, NH
(603) 674-9654
4 Wyandot Cir
Londonderry, NH
Allcraft Hardwood
(603) 437-6438
41 Stonehenge Rd
Londonderry, NH
Blue Ribbon Flooring
(603) 887-2211
332 Halls Village Rd
Chester, NH

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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