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Solid Hardwood Floor Hilo HI

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

Spectrum Concrete Studios
(808) 895-3957
75 Kamalii St
Hilo, HI
Carpetisle Flooring America
(808) 935-0047
424 Kanoelehua Ave
Hilo, HI
Flooring Imports Hawaii LLC
(808) 329-7570
73 Maemae St # 5569
Hilo, HI
Qualified Painting Service
(808) 935-2323
430 Kukuau St
Hilo, HI
D A Custom Flooring
(808) 935-4837
1657 Kilauea Ave
Hilo, HI
Floor Art
(808) 929-9475
92 Hokulani St # 1289
Hilo, HI
Warehouse Direct Flooring Inc
(808) 934-9142
24 Makaala St
Hilo, HI
Custom Wood Floors Hawaii
(808) 934-0169
375 Akolea Rd
Hilo, HI
Terrys Custom Flooring
(808) 961-3397
1717 Kamehameha Ave
Hilo, HI
Les Carpet & Drapery Installation Inc
(808) 935-9690
796 Hinano St
Hilo, HI

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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