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Solid Hardwood Floor Mentor OH

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

Buddys Carpet & Flooring
(440) 951-4005
7659 Mentor Ave
Mentor, OH
J & S Floors Incorporated
(440) 205-1388
6173 Cumberland Ct
Mentor, OH
Custom Tile
(440) 352-0432
1651 Mentor Ave
Painesville, OH
Northcoast Flooring Inc.
(440) 951-8453
38130 Airport Pkwy
Willoughby, OH
Grout Perfect
(440) 602-6012
4733 Highland Dr
Willoughby, OH
Quality Carpet Care
(440) 209-9565
4744 Corduroy Rd
Mentor, OH
Carpet One Mentor
(440) 975-0097
7625 Mentor Ave
Mentor, OH
Painesville Flooring
(440) 352-6421
218 E Main St
Painesville, OH
Kenwood Floors Inc.
(440) 951-0330
35692 Lakeland Blvd
Eastlake, OH
The Cleve Group
(440) 954-6000
33800 Curtis Blvd
Eastlake, OH

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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