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Solid Hardwood Floor Meridian ID

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

Reece Hardwoods
(208) 884-0852
880 E Franklin Rd
Meridian, ID
Discount Hardwood Floors
(208) 887-6815
1296 N Crestmont Dr
Meridian, ID
Advanced Hardwood Incorporated
(208) 866-8143
870 E Franklin Rd
Meridian, ID
Ottley Floor Company Incorporated
(208) 884-4448
280 E Corporate Dr Ste 100
Meridian, ID
Idaho Floors & More
(208) 898-1415
25 E Fairview Ave
Meridian, ID
Fashion Floors and Interiors Incorporated
(208) 888-4045
1580 W 4th St
Meridian, ID
Pergo Design Gallery
(208) 887-3746
280 E Corporate Dr
Meridian, ID
Meridian Floor Covering
(208) 888-9103
30 E Franklin Rd Ste 70
Meridian, ID
Rhino Flooring
(208) 855-9322
2346 E Green Canyon Dr
Meridian, ID
Advanced Epoxy Floors
(208) 322-6272
4770 W Mystic Cove Way
Garden City, ID

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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