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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

BENEFITS OF WHITE OAK FLOORING

Posted by Vishal Dhandia on Apr 30, 2019 5:50:59 PM

White Oak Flooring is one of the most commonly used wood species in the market and there are many valid reasons for it. Lets learn what makes White Oak floors so popular:

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Topics: WHITE OAK FLOORING

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN RED OAK AND WHITE OAK

Posted by Vishal Dhandia on Apr 30, 2019 5:08:50 PM

Whats the difference between Red Oak  v/s White Oak? This is a very common question most of us come across especially when we are looking into Oak flooring for a commercial design project or a home remodel/renovation. Lets dive deeper in understanding the ways to differentiate between a Red Oak and White Oak floor along with what makes them different in terms of workability, cost and use. 

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Topics: WHITE OAK FLOORING

EUROPEAN WHITE OAK MICRO-STRIP PARQUET: A ZERO-WASTE WOOD PRODUCT SUITED FOR FLOORS, WALLS & CEILINGS

Posted by Vishal Dhandia on Apr 2, 2019 2:08:54 PM

Wooden planks and panels are a great choice for a floor. But do not let that limit you from imagining additional creative uses of wood to accentuate the interior decor of your living spaces. A wooden wall or a ceiling is a great way to naturalize your space while creating a talking point among your friends, family and guests. Hardwood planks or faux wood panels are usually used on walls and ceilings to give living spaces a more natural look and they typically do great. But here at Castle Bespoke, we think that you deserve a more sustainable product that not only does well on floors but can also be used to glamorize your walls and ceilings in an extra-ordinary way, unmatched to any other flooring products in terms of looks and feel. 

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Topics: WHITE OAK FLOORING

CARE INSTRUCTIONS TO PROTECT YOUR WOOD FLOORS

Posted by Vishal Dhandia on Dec 14, 2018 2:45:28 PM

Your wood floor needs protection from several different elements from the time its being installed to when you start living on it. Lets look into the 6 ways you can make sure your floors are well protected and  maintained so they can live for years to come without a major need of repair work. 

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THE WHITE OAK TREE

Posted by Vishal Dhandia on Nov 27, 2018 4:33:05 PM

The white oak tree (Quercus Robur/Petrea) is a long-lived tree used for shade in landscapes, and it is one of the most widely used timber species in the United States. White Oak tree is native to the Northern Hemisphere, and includes deciduous and evergreen species extending from cool temperate to tropical latitudes in the Americas, Asia, Europe, and North Africa.

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Topics: WHITE OAK TREE

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