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Solid Hardwood Floor Gaithersburg MD

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

Src Floors
(301) 527-8665
34 Hidden Field Dr
Gaithersburg, MD
Brothers Floor Service
(301) 519-6970
362 N Summit Ave
Gaithersburg, MD
L & L Floor Specialists Incorporated
(301) 519-0124
8604 Dakota Dr
Gaithersburg, MD
Town & Country Floors Incorporated
(301) 948-0800
18939 Bonanza Way
Gaithersburg, MD
Tuflex Flooring
(301) 869-2192
9712 Winery Ct
Gaithersburg, MD
Treq LLC Flooring Service
(301) 977-7797
8559 Ziggy Ln
Gaithersburg, MD
Fame Flooring Incorporated
(301) 721-1706
16115 Shady Grove Rd
Gaithersburg, MD
Premier Home Services Incorporated
(301) 977-0031
8543 Ziggy Ln
Gaithersburg, MD
Atlas Hardwood Floors Incorporated
(301) 948-9145
7541 Lindbergh Dr
Gaithersburg, MD
Airpark Carpet & Interiors Incorporated
(301) 990-8217
7601 Airpark Rd
Gaithersburg, MD

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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