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7 DIFFERENT PATTERNS OF PARQUET FLOORING

Posted by Rabecca on Aug 22, 2019 10:07:18 AM

Parquet flooring refers to hardwood flooring designs that are constructed from small planks and positioned to form geometric patterns. After peaking in popularity in the 1960s, this elaborate flooring design has recently come back into the spotlight. If you’re considering making a bold statement with your flooring this year, read on to learn about the many different patterns of parquet flooring there are to choose from.

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Topics: FLOORING TIPS AND IDEAS

DIFFERENT TYPES OF LUMBER CUTS: SAWN MILLING METHODS

Posted by Rabecca on Aug 14, 2019 11:07:16 AM

Hardwood is an increasingly popular flooring option. According to the Magazine of the National Wood Flooring Association, “In 2019, two-thirds of contractors expect wood flooring sales to continue to grow by at least three percent.” If you’re thinking about investing in hardwood flooring, it’s important to have all the information possible. In addition to considering the flooring’s species, structure, grade, dimensions texture, finish, you should also pay attention to the type of sawn milling used. 

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Topics: FLOORING TIPS AND IDEAS

7 COMMON PROBLEMS WITH WOOD FLOORING

Posted by Vishal Dhandia on Aug 9, 2019 3:05:29 PM

Wood flooring has the capability to bring a natural element into a living space and transforming it into something absolutely spectacular.  While that's true, wood also requires proper care and maintenance during installation and when you start to live on it, to avoid any troubles that can leave a bad taste in or mouth. Lets talk about the 7 common problems that can occur in wood flooring:

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Topics: FLOORING TIPS AND IDEAS

NARROW V/S WIDE HARDWOOD PLANKS ~ WHICH ONE IS IDEAL FOR YOUR FLOORING PROJECT?

Posted by Vishal Dhandia on Jul 29, 2019 5:00:15 PM

Hardwood floors come in different widths. If you are in the market shopping for hardwood flooring, then the question “Narrow or wide planks and what is the best choice for my living space?” must be on your mind. In this blog article we will talk about the difference between a narrow and wide plank and which might be more suitable for your space.

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Topics: FLOORING TIPS AND IDEAS

HOW DO I CHOOSE A WOOD FLOOR THAT IS BEST SUITED FOR A RESTAURANT OR COMMERCIAL SPACE?

Posted by Terry Brandsen on Jul 23, 2019 3:28:24 PM

Wood flooring remains popular in high foot traffic areas such as restaurants, hotels and commercial spaces, due to its natural look, rugged beauty, fashion appeal, and resilient nature. Wood evokes a sense of durability and warmth that is unrivaled to other surfaces. First and foremost, one needs to be realistic with their expectations whilst considering a wood floor. Wood is a natural product, and it can be dented, scratched, gouged, burnt, or otherwise damaged through a wide variety of destructive actions. Once this fact becomes understood and one become comfortable with the limitations of wood flooring, then we can look at options within the different ranges of wood flooring that are best equipped to avoid potential damage, and/or are easily repairable.

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Topics: FLOORING TIPS AND IDEAS

WHATS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HEARTWOOD AND SAPWOOD? -(WHICH ONE TO USE FOR MY PROJECT)

Posted by Vishal Dhandia on Jul 9, 2019 3:22:13 PM

If you are a wood enthusiast, you might  have come across the words Heartwood and Sapwood and wondered what they actually mean. Heartwood and Sapwood are two parts of the same tree but are are much different in character. In this blog, we will be discussing in detail the difference there is between Heartwood and Sapwood:

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Topics: FLOORING TIPS AND IDEAS

HOME REPAIRS YOU SHOULDN'T TRY TO DO YOURSELF

Posted by Jackie Waters on Jun 27, 2019 12:15:24 PM

It’s expensive to own a home. Many homeowners are well-versed in budgeting for a down payment, monthly mortgage, and insurance premium, but there are some costs that can be harder to plan for — major home repairs. These are the fixes that come with a high price tag and that sometimes surface unexpectedly. 

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Topics: HOME DECOR AND ORGANIZATION

TYPES OF WHITE OAK TREES IN THE WORLD

Posted by Vishal Dhandia on Jun 14, 2019 2:52:04 PM

The oak tree family is made up of hundreds of species. This hardwood species has been a staple tree in our society for centuries. Oak trees can live well over 200 years and provide hundreds of benefits including lumber and food for wildlife.  Among all Oak species, the white oak forever earned its place  as the "king of oaks" due to the strength and durability of the wood and its versatile use. Below listed are the most commonly found White Oak species across the globe:

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Topics: WHITE OAK TREE

HOW TO ORGANIZE YOUR HOME LIKE A PRO (WHEN YOU'RE NOT ONE)

Posted by Jackie Waters on May 23, 2019 12:31:20 PM

The programming on HGTV has us all wanting to remodel and DIY. Best-selling books like The Home Edit and shows like Tidying Up have us wanting to sort, clean, and organize. But there is something debilitating about actually starting and trying to figure out what to do with our own home. You don’t have to be an expert to declutter and tidy up. Below you will find some steps to get you started and have you feeling like a pro in no time.

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Topics: HOME DECOR AND ORGANIZATION

EUROPEAN WHITE OAK V/S AMERICAN WHITE OAK

Posted by Vishal Dhandia on May 10, 2019 4:23:15 PM

If you are in the market for flooring and decided to go for a white oak floor, you have already chosen a reliable and trustworthy wood product. Now you must be encountered with the question of which white oak floor is better- European or American? To answer this question we need to first understand what is the main difference between the white oak harvested in Europe compared to the white oak from North America. European and American white oak might look similar but they are much different in terms of color, grain pattern and how they absorb stains and finish. Lets dive into this a little deeper with each of the parameters which differentiate European oak from North American oak. 

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Topics: WHITE OAK FLOORING

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