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Solid Hardwood Floor Keene NH

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

Liberty Tile Installation
(603) 352-7172
14 Matthews Rd
Keene, NH
Martin and Sons Flooring
(603) 357-8080
704 W Swanzey Rd
Swanzey, NH
Clems Floor Sanding
(603) 357-4397
142 Surry Rd
Gilsum, NH
Classic Hardwood Floors
(603) 242-3152
389 W Hill Rd
Troy, NH
Damian Flooring
(802) 254-4945
340 Franklin Rd
Vernon, VT
Flooring Concepts Inc
(603) 876-4540
255 Frost Hill Rd
Marlborough, NH
New Life Floor Sanding & Refinishing
(603) 399-4844
16 Thompson Rd
Westmoreland, NH
Martin & Sons Flooring
(603) 847-9698
202 Granite Lake Rd
Nelson, NH
Carlisle Wide Plank Flooring
(800) 595-9663
1676 Route 9
Stoddard, NH
Powerglide Flooring
(802) 365-4052
957 Vermont Route 30
Newfane, VT

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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