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Solid Hardwood Floor Laramie WY

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

Carpet One Commercial Flooring
(307) 632-6449
651 N 3rd St
Laramie, WY
Albany County Carpet
(307) 755-9216
1551 Harrison St
Laramie, WY
Best Construction
(307) 634-3332
5026 Hickory Pl
Cheyenne, WY
Gales Carpet One
(307) 856-8697
220 E Main St
Riverton, WY
Flores Flooring
(307) 532-2838
3774 Big Horn St
Torrington, WY
Albany County Carpets
(307) 755-9216
1551 Harrison St
Laramie, WY
Ridgeback Hardwood Floors
(307) 265-7316
814 Lind Ave
Casper, WY
Carpet One Columbia
(573) 449-0081
3418 E Pershing Blvd
Cheyenne, WY
Smooth Edge Custom Cabinets & Countertops
(307) 754-7090
174 W North St
Powell, WY
Extreme Wood Floors
(307) 265-8357
3840 Swanton Ave
Casper, WY

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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