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Solid Hardwood Floor Merrimack NH

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

Comers Carpet & Flooring
(603) 423-0100
629 Daniel Webster Hwy
Merrimack, NH
Channen D L Flooring Incorporated
(603) 424-6048
2311 Columbia Cir
Merrimack, NH
Lojko Harwood Flooring
(603) 557-3285
15 Silver Doe Ln
Merrimack, NH
Fourniers Floor Refinishing
(603) 625-0193
20 Greenmeadow Ln
Bedford, NH
C H Wood Floors
(603) 472-5576
15 Smith Rd
Bedford, NH
The Matworks
(603) 429-2800
301 Daniel Webster Hwy
Merrimack, NH
Johnston Flooring Service
(603) 424-7949
904 Columbia Cir
Merrimack, NH
Voice Messaging Services Inc
(603) 673-0771
17 Old Nashua Rd
Amherst, NH
Henderson Associates
(603) 472-3975
341 Route 101
Bedford, NH
Grays Flooring
(603) 216-7484
16 Timberlane Dr
Bedford, NH

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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