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Solid Hardwood Floor Mason City IA

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

Flooring Gallery
(641) 423-6600
1704 S Federal Ave
Mason City, IA
 
Rockwell Flooring & Installation
(641) 822-3606
222 Elm St W
Rockwell, IA
 
Ingamells Commercial Flooring
(515) 251-7780
2900 Justin Dr Ste E
Urbandale, IA
 
Millerss Wood Floor Installation & Refinishing
(563) 852-3636
800 1st Ave W
Cascade, IA
 
Peterman & Haes Carpet One
(319) 233-6131
4003 University Ave
Waterloo, IA
 
Master Floors Carpet One
(641) 357-7869
402 S 15th St
Clear Lake, IA
 
Ryan's Flooring
(712) 435-7265
1008 E. 9th St
Atlantic, IA
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Carpet, Flooring, Hardwood, Refinishing & Resurfacing, Vinyl Flooring

Old Mill Hardwood Flooring
(319) 354-2025
60 Brunswick Ct
Iowa City, IA
 
Enders Flooring
(563) 252-1077
415 S Highway 52
Guttenberg, IA
 
Cubny Carpet
(319) 752-3578
218 Jefferson St
Burlington, IA
 

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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