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Solid Hardwood Floor Sparks NV

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

Del Grosso Floor Covering
(775) 284-7410
2205 Glendale Ave
Sparks, NV
Dura-Stone Inc.
(775) 828-3770
750 Freeport Blvd Ste 103
Sparks, NV
Mastercraft Hardwood Lumber Inc.
(775) 356-1772
1460 Linda Way
Sparks, NV
Harvey Ch. Co. Inc.
(775) 358-7776
1050 Marietta Way
Sparks, NV
C & C Flooring
(775) 331-3378
206 Cal Ln Ste A
Sparks, NV
National Wholesale Flooring
(775) 331-6388
1180 S. Rock Blvd.
Sparks, NV
Carpets of America
(916) 447-9191
1320 Freeport Blvd Ste 101
Sparks, NV
Superior Floors
(775) 359-6499
450 Coney Island Dr
Sparks, NV
Precision Flooring
(775) 351-1616
24 Glen Carran Cir
Sparks, NV
Contract Flooring & Interior Services Inc
(775) 359-7880
1335 Greg St
Sparks, 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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