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Solid Hardwood Floor Reno NV

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

Teak & Hardwood Floor
(775) 323-4977
801 S.
Center Reno, NV
 
Vogel Hardwood
(775) 348-9663
1037 Jones St
Reno, NV
 
Precision Flooring
(775) 351-1616
24 Glen Carran Cir
Sparks, NV
 
Prosource Whlse. Floor Covering
(775) 358-2220
605 Glendale Ave Ste 106
Sparks, NV
 
Carpet Club
(775) 356-8555
360 Freeport Blvd
Sparks, NV
 
Floors R Us
(775) 786-0111
892 W 5th
Reno, NV
 
Capitol Plywood Inc.
(775) 329-4494
1955 Timber Way
Reno, NV
 
C & L Coatings
(775) 323-1288
1000 Bible Way Ste 1
Reno, NV
 
National Wholesale Flooring
(775) 331-6388
1180 S. Rock Blvd.
Sparks, NV
 
Floorcraft
(775) 829-1019
72 Burns
Reno, NV
 

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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