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Solid Hardwood Floor Huntsville AL

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

Jeronimos Flooring
(256) 631-8265
3812 Gesman Pl Sw
Huntsville, AL
Wood Floors & More
(256) 533-4311
2801 Newby Rd SW
Huntsville, AL
Optimized Storage Llc
(256) 430-3899
106 Shadow Pointe Cir
Huntsville, AL
Commercial Flooring Services Incorporated
(256) 722-9302
235 W Park Loop Nw
Huntsville, AL
Kemps Huntsville Flooring
(256) 830-5969
7079 University Dr Nw
Huntsville, AL
Pearsons Flooring
(256) 539-7019
2021 Clinton Ave W
Huntsville, AL
Alpha Chemical Company
(256) 895-2277
2409 Jordan Ln Nw
Huntsville, AL
Carpet One
(256) 859-0291
3107 Memorial Pkwy Sw
Huntsville, AL
Kemps Flooring Incorporated
(256) 830-5969
7079 University Dr Nw
Huntsville, AL
A & A Contracting
(256) 656-0487
1215 Grace St Nw
Huntsville, AL

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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