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Solid Hardwood Floor North Pole AK

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

Rays Installation Service
(907) 488-7646
P.O. Box 56013
North Pole, AK
 
Spenard Builders Supply Incorporated
(907) 452-5050
2460 Phillips Field Rd
Fairbanks, AK
 
Compositech
(907) 456-4433
3452 Trailer St
Fairbanks, AK
 
Giant Dons Flooring America
(907) 332-2506
6311 Debarr Rd
Anchorage, AK
 
Valley Lumber & Building Hardware
(907) 789-7500
8525 Old Dairy Rd
Juneau, AK
 
Carpet Center
(907) 452-3169
616 12th Ave
Fairbanks, AK
 
Florcraft Inc.
(907) 452-1423
1991 Fox Ave
Fairbanks, AK
 
Professional Laminate Floor Installations
(907) 458-7475
1865 Raven Dr
Fairbanks, AK
 
Giant Dons Flooring America
(907) 332-2506
3211 Debarr Rd
Anchorage, AK
 
Poppert Milling
(907) 376-8774
Mi 48.5 Parks Hwy
Wasilla, AK
 

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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