Part of the nBuy Life Event Network

Our home planning centers: 

Solid Hardwood Floor Palmer AK

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

Builders Bargains Inc
(907) 746-1408
1617 S Industrial Way
Palmer, AK
 
Alaska Flooring & Cabinets Incorporated
(907) 373-4960
1987 Bogard Rd
Wasilla, AK
 
Poppert Milling
(907) 376-8774
Mi 48.5 Parks Hwy
Wasilla, AK
 
Mat Su Flooring LLC
(907) 376-3399
141 E Seldon Rd Ste A
Wasilla, AK
 
L H Contracting
(907) 332-3225
3127 E 84th Ave
Anchorage, AK
 
A Eagle Hardwood Floors & Tile
(907) 345-9354
371 E Country Ridge Dr
Wasilla, AK
 
Alaska Floor Stripping
(907) 357-2058
1040 Peck St
Wasilla, AK
 
Flooring America
(907) 357-1000
650 N Shoreline Dr
Wasilla, AK
 
Alaska Flooring & Cabinets Inc
(907) 373-4960
2097 E Bogard Rd
Wasilla, AK
 
Bernert David C
(907) 248-5040
1000 Botanical Heights Cir
Anchorage, 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...

Click here to read more from LetsRenovate.com