Part of the nBuy Life Event Network

Our home planning centers: 

Solid Hardwood Floor Searcy AR

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

Concrete Pros
(501) 368-8003
4113 W. Highway 36
Searcy, AR
White River Flooring Incorporated
(501) 724-8800
106 Highway 64 E
Bald Knob, AR
Custom Hardwood Floors
(501) 882-9912
161 Highway 321
Beebe, AR

Data Provided By:
Watts & Webb Floor Covering
(870) 741-2142
115 W Central Ave
Harrison, AR
Carpet Factory Inc.
(870) 425-4936
1013 N Cardinal Dr
Mountain Home, AR
Gym. Masters Basketball Courts Inc.
(501) 279-3799
121 Longleaf Dr
Searcy, AR
Custom Hardwood Floors Incorporated
(501) 882-9912
161 Highway 321
Beebe, AR
Delta Flooring Systems LLC
(501) 244-2440
201 W Broadway St
North Little Rock, AR
Billingsley Floors & More Inc.
(501) 316-5100
21286 Interstate 30
Benton, AR
Design One Carpet One
(501) 955-1000
5500 Landers Rd
North Little Rock, AR
Data Provided By:

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...

Click here to read more from