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Solid Hardwood Floor Louisville KY

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

Terry Sears Hardwood Floors
(502) 458-4510
1617 Forest Hill Dr
Louisville, KY
 
Cover-All Inc
(502) 363-2633
6710 Grade Ln
Louisville, KY
 
Reinhart Wood Floors LLC
(502) 968-6050
4618 Pinewood Rd
Louisville, KY
 
Butler Flooring Services
(502) 367-7755
1805 S Floyd St
Louisville, KY
 
Allgeier Flooring Company
(502) 968-6050
4213 Produce Rd
Louisville, KY
 
Classic Hardwood Floors LLC
(502) 458-8593
1222 E Kentucky St
Louisville, KY
 
Brodys Carpet One
(502) 962-8225
3303 Gilmore Industrial Blvd
Louisville, KY
 
Sam Kinnairds Flooring
(502) 894-8100
4238 Shelbyville Rd
Louisville, KY
 
McCain Ted Co
(502) 584-7181
208 E Market St
Louisville, KY
 
Louisville Underlayment
(502) 966-4696
3910 Bishop Ln
Louisville, KY
 

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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