The Bradenton, FL Patch listed a 6-bedroom, 5600 sf home today that overlooks the Manatee River. A private deck with wooden stairs takes you to your own private beach.
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There is nothing like hardwood flooring to add gorgeous contrast to a window that looks out into the water. The colors are magical, and they almost take on the blue or green hue of the water and foliage. Hardwood flooring is a great choice for living room, bedroom, dining room, library, and even the kitchen (just use waterproof mats near the sink.)
Make no mistake: Both are made of 100% real wood. Solid hardwood flooring is beautiful, but so is engineered hardwood flooring, and you can get the colors, patterns and exotic woods found in solid hardwood flooring. Red oak, hickory and cherry are popular species choices for engineered hardwood flooring.
And engineered hardwood flooring adds the same kind of value to your home as solid hardwood flooring.
It’s the unique construction of engineered hardwood flooring that allows it perform a little differently, making it the perfect choice for Florida’s hot and humid weather.
Solid hardwood flooring “floats,” meaning that it’s one sheet of solid hardwood. It expands and contracts to adjust to the home’s climate conditions. Engineered hardwood flooring is layered and the fibers are sort of criss-crossed, with a core of wood, covered with a layer of hardwood veneer. That construction makes it more stable, tougher, and a little more resistant to moisture. Because of this, engineered hardwood flooring is fine to install in basements, as long as it’s dry. Solid hardwood is only recommended for installation in areas above basement level.
For hardwood flooring in Bradenton, there’s only one place to go: Flooring Depot. Not only do they have the largest assortment of hardwood, both for residential and commercial applications, but they also sell ceramic and porcelain tile; vinyl and laminate. Flooring Depot also carries all Mohawk products. The company has been in business since 1974, and has a large showroom in Bradenton, FL.