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Solid Hardwood Floor West Plains MO

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

ABC Home Furnishings Carpet One
(417) 256-3945
708 Porter Wagoner Blvd
West Plains, MO
Armstrong Wood Products
(417) 256-5474
508 W Thornburgh St
West Plains, MO
Affordable Floors of West Plains
(417) 256-1053
6334 County Road 8670
West Plains, MO
Flooring and More
(816) 287-3584
1707 NE Rice Road
Lee's Summit, MO
Monday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Bamboo Flooring, Carpet, Cork Flooring, Flooring, Hardwood, Laminate, Refinishing & Resurfacing, Stone, Tile, Vinyl Flooring

Stone Masters
(636) 561-3055
1707 Henke Rd
Lake Saint Louis, MO
Mastercraft Industries Hardwood Flooring
(417) 256-6559
1383 S Us Highway 63
West Plains, MO
Bruce Hardwood Flrs
(417) 256-6541
1440 State Route Bb
West Plains, MO
Case Wood Floors
(870) 625-3563
50 Peggy Ave
Mammoth Spring, AR
Flooring Plus
(417) 326-2622
703 E College St
Bolivar, MO
Flooring Innovations
(660) 582-2599
1315 S Main St
Maryville, MO

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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