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Solid Hardwood Floor Idaho Falls ID

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

Jc Hardwood Floors
(208) 523-7481
3310 E 17th St
Idaho Falls, ID
 
Gaches Family Flooring
(208) 529-2499
1161 Ada Ave
Idaho Falls, ID
 
Classic Foam Design & Supply
(208) 523-5352
2379 Heyrend Way
Idaho Falls, ID
 
N Hance Wood Renewal
(208) 522-8446
527 W 20th St
Idaho Falls, ID
 
Carpet Concepts
(208) 524-9177
1930 N Woodruff Ave
Idaho Falls, ID
 
Johnson Brothers Inc
(208) 523-8600
211 Cliff St
Idaho Falls, ID
 
United Services Incorporated
(208) 542-1400
170 N Eastern Ave
Idaho Falls, ID
 
Flooring Specialties
(208) 782-3559
310 W Broadway St
Idaho Falls, ID
 
Falls Hardwood Floors Incorporated
(208) 524-4086
363 S Heath Ln
Idaho Falls, ID
 
Bell Hardwood Floors
(208) 522-9694
1593 Hollipark Dr
Idaho Falls, ID
 

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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