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December 13, 2010

Wood Floors 101
Author: Karl

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Many homeowners today are replacing their carpeted areas with wood flooring. Some of the advantages of wood flooring over carpet are ease of cleaning, wood floors do not hold allergens, wood floors will not mold or mildew, they can last the life of the home and they look great.When looking to choose a wood floor there are several options to pick from the main choices are laminate flooring that is actually a cover that is applied to a thin piece of pressed wood product like plywood. The two bigge… There are solid wood floors, strip, plank and parquet including herringbone, block and other patterns. Engineered wood floors, two strip, three strip, single plank, solidengineered or semi-solid engineered wood flooring in 2 ply, 3 ply and multiply construction. Not forgetting, of course the laminate flooring that is some sometimes confused with real wood engineered flooring products that are manufactured by a laminated construction process. Hardwood flooring is still the most popular type of wood flooring, but the price, maintenance and installation process means that people still look to other types of flooring which will create the wood effect, such as laminate wood flooring.

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