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Solid Hardwood Floor Eagle River AK

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

Kotts Hardwood Flooring
(907) 694-5688
Eagle River
Anchorage, AK
 
Nuthers Brothers Incorporated
(907) 696-2244
12111 Horseshoe Dr
Eagle River, AK
 
Giant Dons Flooring America
(907) 332-2506
6311 Debarr Rd
Anchorage, AK
 
Giant Dons Flooring America
(907) 332-2506
3211 Debarr Rd
Anchorage, AK
 
Alaska Wholesale Hardwoods
(907) 276-0909
2040 Spar Ave
Anchorage, AK
 
Eagle River Flooring
(907) 694-3662
12110 Business Blvd
Eagle River, AK
 
Don Kuestners Hardwood Floors
(907) 229-5916
30534 Kuparuk Ave
Eagle River, AK
 
Hired Hands
(907) 350-4462
P.O.BOX 210733
Anchorage, AK
 
Florcraft Carpet One
(907) 258-1900
145 E 5th Ave
Anchorage, AK
 
Factory Direct Carpets
(907) 349-5088
7730 Bethany Cir
Anchorage, AK
 

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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