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Solid Hardwood Floor Windham ME

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

Knights Flooring
(207) 892-4225
56 Roosevelt Trl
Windham, ME
Blais Flooring Incorporated
(207) 655-2595
9 Davis Farm Rd Apt 8
Raymond, ME
Wood Pro of Maine
(207) 839-8735
3 Railroad Ave
Gorham, ME
Classic Flooring
(207) 883-9541
70 Us Route 1
Falmouth, ME
Fat Andys Incorporated
(207) 829-3386
373 Walnut Hill Rd
North Yarmouth, ME
Chris Danie Flooring
(207) 642-2353
18 Shore Rd
Standish, ME
Miller Flooring
(207) 655-2957
1528 Roosevelt Trl
Raymond, ME
Evert Hussey Carpentry & Hardwood Floors
(207) 839-8815
108 Wood Rd
Gorham, ME
Noyes Flooring
(207) 797-3033
46 Gray Rd
Falmouth, ME
Hoboken Floors
(207) 828-8606
510 County Rd
Westbrook, ME

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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