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Solid Hardwood Floor Knoxville TN

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

Henson & Associates Flooring Inc
(865) 558-8668
4420 Middlebrook Pike
Knoxville, TN
Garys Flooring
(865) 521-6525
726 Burgess Ave
Knoxville, TN
The Flooring Source Inc
(865) 558-9999
6733 Baum Dr
Knoxville, TN
Knox Hardwood Flooring Company
(865) 522-0398
2212 N Central St
Knoxville, TN
Appalachian Hardwood Flooring & Supplies
(865) 219-9803
1131 Atlantic Ave
Knoxville, TN
Hardwood Refinishers
(865) 405-2222
3114 Silverwood Rd
Knoxville, TN
Finesse Flooring
(865) 584-1711
4210 Abercorn Rd
Knoxville, TN
National Flooring Supplies
(865) 673-8708
3510 Papermill Dr
Knoxville, TN
al Havner & Sons Hardwood Floors
(865) 982-4724
2702 Cecil Ave
Knoxville, TN
The Flooring Specialists
(865) 558-1465
6110 Walnut Valley Dr
Knoxville, TN

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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