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Solid Hardwood Floor Rochester NH

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

Atlantic Hardwood Flooring
(603) 332-3332
34 Capitol Cir
Rochester, NH
Bourques Flooring
(603) 332-0828
31 Milton Rd
Rochester, NH
Tri City Flooring
(603) 692-2220
62 Market St
Somersworth, NH
Heritage Hardwood Flooring LLC
(207) 698-7197
513 Portland St
Berwick, ME
Somersworth Floorscapes
(603) 692-6480
430 Route 108
Somersworth, NH
Natural Wood Floors
(603) 335-2883
3 Aspen Ln
Rochester, NH
Watson Steven Hardwood Floors
(603) 664-7426
254 Us Highway 202
Barrington, NH
Longleaf Lumber
(207) 698-4900
31 Commercial Dr
Berwick, ME
Main Street Floor Crafters LLC
(603) 692-4400
4 Somersworth Plz
Somersworth, NH
S & B Sons Flooring
(603) 742-6300
29 Grove St
Dover, NH

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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