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Solid Hardwood Floor Post Falls ID

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

Alternative Flooring
(208) 777-7030
1624 E Seltice Way
Post Falls, ID
(208) 664-5221
6280 E Seltice Way
Post Falls, ID
Majestic Wood Floors
(208) 773-3980
9689 N Payment Peak Rd
Post Falls, ID
Select Hardwood Floors
(208) 667-3167
4349 N Deerfield Dr Coeur D
Alene, ID
Accent Floors
(208) 664-8830
2924 N Government Way Coeur D
Alene, ID
Bryan Woodworks
(208) 457-9040
12173 W Hughes Ln
Post Falls, ID
Mcglocklin Jim G & Renee
(208) 773-3980
9689 N Payment Peak Rd
Post Falls, ID
Northwest Flooring Liquidators
(208) 773-6910
105 W Seltice Way
Post Falls, ID
Yuds Doug & Debbie
(208) 666-0300
1400 E Highwood Ln Coeur D
Alene, ID
Northwest Epoxy Stone & Coatings
(208) 667-0573
311 N 11th St Coeur D
Alene, ID

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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