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Solid Hardwood Floor Westerly RI

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

Westerly Hardwood Floors
(401) 348-6786
16 Hardwood Ln
Westerly, RI
A1 Floor Refinishers
(860) 535-1584
603 Pequot Trl
Stonington, CT
Soares Jos & Janice
(401) 539-2694
301 Arcadia Rd
Hope Valley, RI
United Builders Supply Company Incorporated
(401) 539-3033
38 Kingstown Rd
Wyoming, RI
Charles Peterson Master Craftsman Hardwood Floors
(860) 464-5001
15 Browns Crossing Rd
Gales Ferry, CT
Tongue and Groove
(860) 536-1333
29 Old Stonington Rd
Stonington, CT
A Walmsley Wood Floor Works
(401) 213-6599
4422 S County Trl
Charlestown, RI
Ocean State Flooring Corporation
(401) 539-0750
947 Main St
Hope Valley, RI
Robbins John H Jr
(860) 464-6002
64 Hurlbutt Rd
Gales Ferry, CT
Connecticut Wood Floors & Stairs LLC
(860) 443-1963
45 Garfield Ave
New London, CT

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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