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Solid Hardwood Floor Lancaster SC

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

Belks Floor Sanding
(803) 283-2432
1532 Shiloh Unity Rd
Lancaster, SC
Sherwin-Williams Company
(803) 285-8815
228 Northpark Sq
Lancaster, SC
Bypass Carpet Sales
(803) 286-7884
1628 Highway 521 Byp S
Lancaster, SC
Morgan & Ragle Floor Sanding
(803) 273-8132
4056 Palomino Rd
Heath Springs, SC
Monroe Paint & Decorating Center
(704) 283-4666
2560 E Highway 74
Monroe, NC
Williams Flooring Carpet One
(803) 283-4165
423 S Main St
Lancaster, SC
Moultons Hardwood Floors
(803) 285-0455
2436 Beckham Ln
Lancaster, SC
Sistare Carpets Inc
(803) 285-4224
1743 Great Falls Rd
Lancaster, SC
Lando Hardwood Floors
(803) 789-5376
3639 Lando Rd
Richburg, SC
Elite Flooring Design
(704) 764-4231
6115 Page Mar Dr
Monroe, NC

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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