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Solid Hardwood Floor Kalispell MT

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

Inland Northwest Distributing
(406) 755-8022
195 Kelly Rd
Kalispell, MT
 
Dos Guys
(406) 755-4897
43 Woodland Park Dr Ste 6
Kalispell, MT
 
Smith Plastering
(406) 755-9343
128 Splendid View Dr
Kalispell, MT
 
Hometown Flooring
(406) 862-5935
4450 Mt Highway 40 W
Columbia Falls, MT
 
Teds Classic Wood Floors
(406) 862-5622
215 Goat Trl
Whitefish, MT
 
Glacier Hardwoods LLP
(406) 756-9515
1075 Trumble Creek Rd #101
Kalispell, MT
 
Runnin Bear
(406) 857-2118
499 Forest Hill Rd
Kalispell, MT
 
Whistler Floors Inc
(406) 257-9098
1441 Mt Highway 35
Kalispell, MT
 
Centennial Hardwoods and Flooring
(406) 892-3115
5306 Us Highway 2 W
Columbia Falls, MT
 
Young Guns Custom Hardwood Floors
(406) 862-2661
200 Beaver Lake Rd
Whitefish, MT
 

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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