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We want to replace our floor, where do we get hardwood flooring?

I would start with the installer — there is probably someone who your super knows who does most of the floors in your building. To check prices, you could go to a discounter such as Lumber Liquidators (if you’re in NYC) or Floor and Decor Outlet (if you’re in the Sunbelt.)

I am not a big fan of engineered floors because I think they can buckle and scratch easily. Bamboo is favored by many greenies, but it is also soft and prone to dents.

Whatever you pick, make sure it is shipped to your apartment and sits there for a while before installation. This is known as “curing” — the process of bringing the humidity of the wood to the humidity of the installation site — and it will prevent a lot of problems with warping later.

Posted in For Renovators 12 years, 10 months ago at 8:08 am.

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