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Solid Hardwood Floor Grand Blanc MI

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

Woodsmen Hardwood Floor Installation
(810) 636-7624
8254 Burpee Rd
Grand Blanc, MI
Jaybird Flooring
(810) 235-7601
2821 Chicago Blvd
Flint, MI
OMara Sprung Floors
(810) 244-5129
3728 Robert T Longway Blvd
Flint, MI
Georgia Quality Carpet Outlet
(248) 634-0400
7112 Grange Hall Rd
Holly, MI
Greene James S Hardwood Floors
(248) 328-9935
547 Bluewater Dr
Holly, MI
Skaff Carpet & Furniture Whse. Showrooms
(810) 767-1380
5301 Hill 23 Dr
Flint, MI
Natural Wood Floors
(810) 636-4777
8181 Fox Hollow Rd
Goodrich, MI
Fogelsongers Affordable Floors
(810) 733-1500
3489 N Linden Rd
Flint, MI
Dynamic Floors & Refinishing
(248) 634-8300
17394 Fish Lake Rd
Holly, MI
Floor Crafters
(810) 714-0997
4676 Webberdale Dr
Holly, MI

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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