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Solid Hardwood Floor Mattapan MA

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

Floor Coverings International
(508) 834-7560
99 West Street Ste. J
Medfield , MA
Monday 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Bamboo Flooring, Carpet, Cork Flooring, Flooring, Hardwood, Laminate, Refinishing & Resurfacing, Stone, Tile, Vinyl Flooring

Quang Hardwood Floors
(617) 818-1421
235 Ashmont St
Boston, MA
Sunny Floor Service
(617) 740-8376
116 Tonawanda St
Boston, MA
Kims Hardwood Floors
(617) 265-3845
46 Bloomfield St
Boston, MA
V & N Floor
(617) 298-7800
92 Ballou St
Milton, MA
Abbey Carpet and Floor
(508) 591-3867
78 Union St.
Ashland, MA
Monday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Bamboo Flooring, Carpet, Cork Flooring, Flooring, Hardwood, Laminate, Refinishing & Resurfacing, Stone, Tile, Vinyl Flooring

Phillips Floor Service
(617) 822-1373
4 Dracut St
Boston, MA
Prostars Hardwood Floors & Landscaping
(617) 328-7733
96 Milton St
Boston, MA
Johnson Hardwood Floor Services
(617) 265-6827
25 Dunlap St
Boston, MA
McKinnon R C
(617) 698-0130
19 Winthrop St
Milton, MA

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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