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Solid Hardwood Floor Mishawaka IN

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

Grape Rd. Flooring Co.
(574) 255-9001
4609 Grape Rd
Mishawaka, IN
Joers Floor Center Carpet One
(574) 277-9711
4119 Grape Rd
Mishawaka, IN
Affordable Flooring & Rugs
(877) 289-1005
2029 S Michigan St
South Bend, IN
Intertile Inc.
(574) 272-8453
12634 S R 23
Granger, IN
All American Hardwood Floors
(574) 288-5357
5313 Reo Ave
South Bend, IN
Comfort Flooring & Design Center
(574) 255-9034
3120 N. Home
Mishawaka, IN
Carpet Service Outlet
(574) 287-7148
1514 Mishawaka Ave
South Bend, IN
Hector Flooring
(574) 340-9952
2101 S Olive St
South Bend, IN
Hardwood Flooring Products
(574) 277-5182
19877 Auten Rd
South Bend, IN
Freedom Floor Care
(574) 294-7357
58418 Hilly Ln
Elkhart, IN

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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