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Solid Hardwood Floor Gresham OR

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

Creative Floors & Design
(503) 660-3492
1629 North Jantzen Ave
Portland, OR
Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Bamboo Flooring, Carpet, Cork Flooring, Flooring, Hardwood, Laminate, Refinishing & Resurfacing, Stone, Tile, Vinyl Flooring

Christopher Fissel
(503) 317-2362
301 Nw Eastman Pkwy Apt 118
Gresham, OR
John B Pappas
(503) 312-2256
6219 Se 31st Ter
Gresham, OR
Absolute Hardwood Floors
(503) 502-4855
2870 Ne Hogan Dr Ste E
Gresham, OR
Paulsons Floor Coverings
(503) 667-4400
590 Ne Burnside Rd
Gresham, OR
James C Gilford
(503) 970-1786
31818 Se Proctor St
Gresham, OR
Emotos Floors & Tile Inc
(503) 312-3139
1385 Sw 26th Ct
Gresham, OR
Ariel Diaz Floor Covering Installation
(503) 674-5730
533 E Powell Blvd
Gresham, OR
Stewart Hardwood Floors
(503) 287-3660
580 Se Juniper Ct E
Gresham, OR
Michael George Mertes
(503) 810-0109
1404 Nw Victoria Ave
Gresham, OR

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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