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Solid Hardwood Floor Rockford IL

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

Garry's Ultimate Flooring
(815) 255-4127
1484 N State St
Belvidere, IL
Monday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Carpet, Flooring, Hardwood, Laminate, Refinishing & Resurfacing, Stone, Tile, Vinyl Flooring

Hatfield Flooring
(815) 399-6205
6545 Smallridge Rd
Rockford, IL
Abbey Carpets and Flooring
(815) 226-1777
4315 E State St
Rockford, IL
European Floors & Woodworks
(815) 965-4656
1332 Crosby
Rockford, IL
Rockford Carpet Co.
(815) 399-0400
4304 Maray Dr
Rockford, IL
Briggs Floor Sanding & Refinishing
(815) 397-7250
615 14th
Rockford, IL
G Co. Carpet Outlet
(815) 397-9500
580 S Perryville Rd
Rockford, IL
Carpet One Flooring Center
(815) 227-9600
5420 E State St
Rockford, IL
Swanson Floor Coverings
(815) 226-0011
4400 Maray Dr
Rockford, IL
Rockford Carpet Company
(815) 399-4422
326 N Alpine Rd
Rockford, IL

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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