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Solid Hardwood Floor Juneau AK

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

Don Abel Building Supplies
(907) 789-2155
9999 Glacier Hwy
Juneau, AK
 
Carpet Source Inc
(907) 780-6333
5403 Commercial Blvd
Juneau, AK
 
Alaska Acoustical Floors
(907) 463-4123
175 S Franklin St
Juneau, AK
 
Poppert Milling
(907) 376-8774
Mi 48.5 Parks Hwy
Wasilla, AK
 
Bernert David C
(907) 248-5040
1000 Botanical Heights Cir
Anchorage, AK
 
Floors Galore
(907) 790-4122
4355 Brothers Ave
Juneau, AK
 
Valley Lumber & Building Hardware
(907) 789-7500
8525 Old Dairy Rd
Juneau, AK
 
Paul's Floor Svc
(907) 780-6963
5346 Shaune Dr
Juneau, AK

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Giant Dons Flooring America
(907) 332-2506
3211 Debarr Rd
Anchorage, AK
 
Florcraft Inc.
(907) 452-1423
1991 Fox Ave
Fairbanks, AK
 
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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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