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Solid Hardwood Floor Wilmington DE

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

Nuarc Flooring of Wilmington Incorporated
(302) 777-3567
1303 Delaware Ave
Wilmington, DE
 
Flooring Solutions Incorporated
(302) 655-8001
500 A St
Wilmington, DE
 
Millennium Floors
(302) 658-6560
105 Rogers Rd Apt B
Wilmington, DE
 
First State Flooring
(302) 762-8022
1306 E 24th St
Wilmington, DE
 
Connolly Flooring
(302) 996-9470
315 Water St
Wilmington, DE
 
Smith and Johnson Home Improvements
(302) 750-7968
2311 West 17th Street
Wilmington, DE
 
Reiver Hyman & Co
(302) 764-2040
4104 N Market St
Wilmington, DE
 
Fasttrak
(302) 761-5454
1500 Eastlawn Ave
Wilmington, DE
 
East Coast Hardwood Floors
(302) 322-0410
304 E Ayre St
Wilmington, DE
 
Fox Roy T Hardwood Floors
(302) 998-4835
219 Dumont Rd
Wilmington, DE
 

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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