Solid Hardwood Floor Gorham ME
Chris Danie Flooring
18 Shore Rd
L P Carpets
54 Bridgton Rd
Maine Contract Flooring
5 Karen Dr
56 Roosevelt Trl
Ace Flooring LLC
29 Sunset Rd
C & E Hardwoods
29 Puritan Dr
Curriers Residential Floor Sanders
31 Glenwood Ave
510 County Rd
Maine Alpha Floor Sanding Incorporated
23 Rabbit Run
Brothers Hardwood Floors
58 Tide Mill Rd
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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