Solid Hardwood Floor North Pole AK
Rays Installation Service
P.O. Box 56013
North Pole, AK
616 12th Ave
Professional Laminate Floor Installations
1865 Raven Dr
Alaska Flooring & Cabinets Inc
2097 E Bogard Rd
Alaska Floor Stripping
1040 Peck St
1991 Fox Ave
Spenard Builders Supply Incorporated
2460 Phillips Field Rd
3452 Trailer St
Ala Round Flooring Distributors
2434 E 63rd Ave
600 Old Steese Hwy N
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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