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Solid Hardwood Floor Kihei HI

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

Home Repair & Remodeling Inc
(808) 269-1232
2836 Panepoo St
Kihei, HI
All Island Flooring
(808) 878-2004
331 Kuulani Pl
Kula, HI
Warehouse Direct
(808) 877-4004
250 Alamaha St
Kahului, HI
Hawaiian Carpet One
(808) 873-2113
162 Alamaha St
Kahului, HI
Maui Laminates Incorporated
(808) 871-6500
269 Papa Pl Ste 5
Kahului, HI
Eurotech Marble
(808) 877-0222
PO Box 1147
Kula, HI
K C Installations
(808) 873-3422
46 W Wakea Ave
Kahului, HI
Bamboo Maui Inc
(808) 244-2299
400 Hana Hwy Ste E
Kahului, HI
Eurotech Marble
(808) 877-0222
300 S Puunene Ave
Kahului, HI
Lei Flooring & Window Coverings
(808) 871-8008
430 Alamaha St
Kahului, HI

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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