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Solid Hardwood Floor Portland ME

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

Port City Flooring
(207) 775-2434
277 Marginal Way
Portland, ME
 
Brothers Hardwood Floors
(207) 879-0093
58 Tide Mill Rd
Portland, ME
 
Atlantic Hardwoods
(207) 773-9663
1004 Congress St
Portland, ME
 
Second Generation Flooring
(207) 772-0277
7 Island St
Portland, ME
 
B F A Flooring
(207) 318-8733
1279 Broadway
South Portland, ME
 
Maine Alpha Floor Sanding Incorporated
(207) 773-5075
23 Rabbit Run
Portland, ME
 
Portland Hardwood Flooring
(207) 939-9858
45 Smith St
Portland, ME
 
New England Kitchens and Flooring
(207) 878-2641
565 Riverside St
Portland, ME
 
Wood Floor Services Wood Floor Refinishing
(207) 767-4220
69 Springwood Rd
South Portland, ME
 
A Z Wood Floor Sanding
(207) 767-0936
87 Wescott Rd
South Portland, ME
 

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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