AN A-Z GLOSSARY OF WOOD FLOORING TERMS

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African Teak: A Engineered timber called Iroko Wood. Commonly used as a foundation for decking.

African Walnut: The other African American wood, often employed for hardwood floors in addition to furniture and worktops.

American Dark Walnut: A powerful and durable material widely used for hardwood floors and assorted pieces of furniture.

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Bamboo: Really many different grass as opposed to a kind of timber. Environmentalists are lovers of bamboo because it could be chosen every 3 years because of its rate of expansion.

Beech: A very challenging light coloured wood utilized broadly for flooring and furniture.

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Concrete subfloor: Occasionally called cement screed. A acceptable subfloor for hardwood floors or engineered timber.

Cumaru: A very demanding South African wood utilized as a decking foundation. This timber is 5 times more powerful than pine, redwood and cedar).

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Decking: A wood surface, usually outside.

Cosmetic Cement: A Cement that’s a continuous liner of top quality decorative cement which comes prepared for immediate application onto both walls and floors; indoor and outside.

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Engineered hardwood floors: Flooring made from a plywood base and a top layer of hardwood.

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Suitable for hardwood floors.

Floating installation: A procedure of flooring installation most suited to engineered wood flooring.

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Glue down installation: A protected process of flooring installation for solid and engineered wood flooring.

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Hardwood floors: Flooring comprising of solid pieces of wood.

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Ipe: A type of wood utilized as a foundation in decking and accessible South America.

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Jarrah: An Australian timber used for flooring, decking and outdoor construction.

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Laminate flooring: A synthetic flooring alternative that’s extremely popular because of its market.

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Mahogony: A popular Brazilian timber, known for its dark hue and endurance.

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Nail-down setup: A simple, powerful but time-consuming way of installing hardwood flooring.

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Oak: A favorite hardwood in the united kingdom, used extensively for floors.

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Prime engineered timber: The maximum grade of engineered timber flooring.

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Engineered timber: Wood that’s treated or recovered to have a natural, rustic look.

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Semi-solid flooring: Another title for engineered hardwood floors.

Staple-down setup: Much like nail-down setup but using principles rather than nails.

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Teak: A gold coloured wood with dark markings out of Indonesia.

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Utile: A West African wood used for furniture, construction and flooring.

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Virola: A South American wood used for plywood and interior joinery.

W

European, American and African varieties are available.

Y

Yew: A softwood that grows in Europe.

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Zebrano: Type of timber with a figure that resembles the striping of a zebra, with dark stripes on a light background

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CONSIDERING THE BENEFITS OF HARDWOOD FLOORING

shutterstock_387999610Before getting hardwood floors put down in your house, you need to take into account the advantages of the various varieties of wood that are available. Various kinds of wood using their very own merits and these needs to be weighed up so with the needs of your property.

There’s such a wide choice when it comes to hardwood flooring as well as the different kinds of finishes you can get. It may be a tricky decision deciding between ash hardwood floors or oak.

Among many added benefits to getting hardwood floors in your house is the fact that it’s extremely simple to wash and maintain. Provided that you care for and take care of your hardwood floors, it is going to last you for a long time and continue to make your house look visually magnificent.

Hardwood flooring can be put in just about any space in any sort of house. It’ll complement any kinds of furniture and also will help improve the overall decor and style of your home considerably. You won’t regret having hardwood floors in your property.

HARDWOOD FLOORING IS A PRACTICAL OPTION

interior-impressive-hardwood-flooring-tile-installation-ideas-maintaining-hardwood-floorsMore people are choosing to have hardwood flooring in their home since it’s a very sensible flooring alternative. Not only is it very simple to clean and maintain, it is extremely durable and it lasts for a lengthy time.

If you fancy using hardwood flooring laid in your house, you want to address a floor specialist. There are a number of reputable flooring experts who deal specifically with hardwood flooring. They will have the ability to answer all of your questions concerning hardwood floors.

The specialists will have the ability to let you know whether a specific wood would be appropriate for putting in the area which you’ve selected to get hardwood floors inside. Picking out the proper wood is vital if you would like hardwood floors which lasts for a great number of years.

The specialist will rate your hardwood flooring needs and can also put your hardwood floors for you. Possessing a professional lay the floor is important since they will know precisely how to cure and put your hardwood floors correctly. You will shortly have the ability to admire their handiwork and you’ll be impressed at how magnificent your hardwood floors seems.

Flooring Trends of 2018

shutterstock_236082187We really have started to see that a tug pull off from the super dark spots that have taken over the past few years and everything is leaning towards lighter and neutral tones. We can not tell you exactly how many floors we’ve sanded and sanded with the Jacobean or Ebony stain color – it’s countless. While those colors are bold, timeless and beautiful, lots of our clients have recently been asking for lighter stain colors or a pure finish for their hardwood floors.

Gray and White-washed floors have become increasingly popular within the past couple of decades. A couple years ago, every once in a while a client would call in asking for a grey stained hardwood flooring. We get at LEAST two calls a day with a client needing their flooring stained gray. Gray is a good stain shade because it’s so flexible. Any shade cloth, paint or fashion of furniture belongs with grey. It is a universal finish! It’s possible to stain a floor grey, paint a wall turquoise, purchase a brown couch and the look is slick and stylish! A Gray stain is unlike any other stain color because there are a lot of variants of it. One Gray floor may look completely different than the other gray floor. It is all dependent on the mix used, and the species of flooring it is applied to. There are readymade gray stain colours that you can use as-is, or you could have a unique colour created to meet your specific taste. A custom gray stain is made by mixing parts of ebony and county white to achieve whatever degree of light or dark grey you want.

White-washed hardwood floors:
White-washed hardwood is just another style-trend we see that is beginning to come back. Together with the super-light, ultra-matte flooring trend coming out of Europe, we are sure there is going to be increasingly more white-washed hardwood flooring in the entire year to come. The look is totally neutral; think “beech house,” or “vac

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ation getaway.” We are not talking about the standard 2 1/4″ white-washed flooring… Think more along the lines of wide-planks, lots of character, even distressed or hand wrought hardwood with all the white-wash finish. It’s the old-school white-washed floor, with a contemporary twist, and it is really stunning! The light color floor makes any room look a lot more open and inviting. Comparable to a Gray flooring, you can virtually put any color on the walls, and it is going to get the job done! If you wish to go modern, and contemporary, you can place a bold, dark color wall as a high-contrast to the mild flooring, which will produce the floor pop more… or you may go with hot neutrals such as beiges, creams, light blues, etc… There are just so many possibilities you can’t go wrong.

Reclaimed hardwood flooring; we really can not say enough about it. This is a fad which recently started and isn’t slowing down any time soon. If you’re looking for a unique, yet completely eco-friendly floor, look no further! “Reclaimed” means that it has been recycled out of something different, such as old beams, antique flooring, older logs, or even old torn down barns. This recycled wood is actually unique in appearance, and because of where it comes from it’s in very short supply and might be hard to discover. A reclaimed hardwood flooring is one which is from wood originally used for a different structure. I mean, any structure that you could imagine that’s hardwood can be turned into wood flooring. Its normal character comes from the fact that this wood has been through all kinds of weather and use. Often times, reclaimed hardwood has great history behind each and every bit and usually includes a fantastic story to tell. Additionally, it’s fantastic for the environment because rather than throwing away these bits, we’re using material that has been recycled for a new function! Reclaimed wood features all of the character and gorgeous imperfections found in wood. A good alternative would be something called “machine stressed wood.” It’s not recycled timber, but it holds the same kind of rustic, worn look. Think of it like lace jeans… they look fantastic brand new, but to be “in style,” they’ve got to have the tear and wear, rips and scuffs, even pockets… fundamentally character. And that’s exactly what these floors are in high supply of… character.

Engineered flooring is somewhat multi-dimensional. There are 3 main varieties of 11150242_10152948300829580_3653082796195608977_ntextured flooring: 1. Wire brushed 2. Plate. Distressed. In the previous article we touched on solid hardwood floors with these types of tiled surfaces… but what if you want the textured-look but aren’t able to install wood flooring? Well do not worry, the flooring industry has been coming out with some really fantastic material the past few decades, and it’s just getting better! At this time you can find that textured-look at a luxury vinyl. Luxurious vinyl has come a very long way. There are whole lines that seem like real hardwood floors. However, it gets better… they’ve added texture to the surface of the vinyl! Not only does it really seem like desperate, hand scraped or wire-brushed hardwood floor planks, but you can actually feel the texture on the surface also! It is truly amazing what they have come out with. Now, what about a material that has all of the benefits of vinyl, but without the annoyance of gluing down it, and is softer on your toes…. I am confident you’ve heard about this great, reasonably new material called COREtec by now. It hit on the flooring business by storm a few years ago and, like luxury vinyl, it’s coming out with some really beautiful options. COREtec not only has all the advantages of a vinyl floor, meaning that it is practically water-proof, but it can be installed as a floating floor system, and is a whole lot softer to walk. We have installed this substance in countless homes within the last couple of years, and every one of our clients really loved the look and the feel of it. COREtec Plus’s lineup of wide-planked flooring even has options that mimic hardwood flooring planks, with [what looks like] natural timber character and even saw marks. It is the textured surfaces of those vinyl floors that will make you wonder whether it’s wood or not. Therefore, if you would like the appearance of reclaimed hardwood flooring, or simply, hardwood floors with some feel, but either do not want real wood, or can not install it because of the region or subfloor of the house, these vinyl alternatives will surely suffice.

Herringbone/Chevron/Parquet
They’re amazing and elegant and will surely make any space in your house feel like you _8363818_origjust walked into the White House. Together with their stately uniqueness, these floors will be the conversation starter of any get together. Many state and national buildings have this style of floors and do everything possible to upkeep and restore them. However, we’ve definitely seen a shift into residential installations of these flooring.

Parquet flooring has become super couture. While the original type of parquet is present, we’ve been diligently working on new layouts and layouts. Together with the technology that exists in the flooring industry today, any layout, pattern or design is possible.

These are the Flooring trends of 2018, thus far. We always tell our clients that they do not necessarily have to adhere to these trends, they need to do exactly what THEY want with their flooring because trends come and go and more often than not, trends will come whole circle (hey, even bell bottoms are making their way into vogue!)

Look outstanding with sanding!

Look outstanding with sanding!

Floor sanding is a way to bring life to your old shabby home or office flooring. It is cheaper than changing the whole floor and much easier. Sanding needs a lot of calculations and techniques so it can be done perfectly. The best choice is a fully equipment floor sanding services company.
Smooth floor maintenance will enhance the overall look of your dwellings. The first step that need to be made before the true sanding procedure starts is cleaning – once the floors are cleaned, they will need to be totally dried before the wooden boards may be fixed. Since your wooden floor is a key facet of your property that needs continual maintenance and attention! Many people ask for polishing procedure, but it is mostly not required for new floors, and floors with polyurethane coating.
There are parts from home that need sturdier wood types, for example cypress or cedar, you get in touch with our company and we will help you choose the right one for your property. But when you hold your hardwood floors to be looking fantastic and prolong their daily life, take solid wood floor types. Our firm have years of experience in this business and we will provide your hardwood floors a great shine!
The last stage from sanding your wooden floor is sealing and you can decide what to use – a natural oil or hard wax oil or lacquer. This last touch is protecting your floors from stains, weather conditions, furniture, and human harming.
If you are going to search for a professional sanding company, you need to contact with our fine experts!

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Transform your home as you start with your wooden floors!

When you are thinking about restoration in your office,house or apartment maybe one of the first think you think about is flooring! Most of our clients know how transforming is to change, or paint or sand your wooden floors, and this is way they became our clients. A very natural material like wood is not easy to be kept in prime condition but here our company appear with our years of experience . We have renovated many wooden and other types of floors by the years and we are proud with our customers’s smiles! Flooring is something you see every day you enter your home and it’s condition is actually very important for good home environment not only appearance! Contact us when you think your floor is in need of any kind of attention – we gonna handle it !

Whenever your floors require refinishing, sanding or something else to preserve your wooden floors make economical sense because they can last for a hundreds of years !( according to the National Wood Flooring Association) There are couple of methods that can help you improving the appearance an old wooden floor and most popular of them is sanding. When it is done properly, this procedure remove all the old marks and make it compatible for any new finishes being applied. There are many other forms of improving your home wooden floors as a repair and replace damaged or missing timber, realign and secure wobbly boards or blocks, fill in the gaps if you desire an even look, remove old paint or sealant and many more if you are looking for solution for your old floors contact us for more information!

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Your Home is Our Priority

Your Home is Our Priority

Priority for us is to provide high quality floor renovation services. If you have a renovation ideas for your home is good to start a floor sanding procedure, this can change the complete vision of your home or office ! We think it is better to restore or renovate an existing wooden floor rather than just replace it. There are many reasons for this, like that hardwood have more character and patina, authentic wood is usually higher quality than modern machined boards. When your home floors are well treated they are able to change the complete view of the area and we guarantee that they will look amazing after our visitation because a company rule is to provide the best sanding services!
Sanding will transform every interior and do not forget that things look better when they are sitting on sparkling floor. Every step we take it matters, to feel good and relaxed at your own is the important, this is way we say that we are happy for you to walk on our reputation! We have learned by the years is that flooring is very important part of each home. Our experts are the best in wooden floors business, and they will be working for your home’s remodelling the way you dream this to happen and most of all for you to feel fresh and happy looking how shiny your rooms are again!

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