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Hardwood Materials

Hardwood materials and everything related to it

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Pros:
Competitive alternative to hardwood floors
Eco-friendly and renewable resource if forested responsibly
It works well with modern designs

Cons:
Can be difficult to refinish
Great energy expenditure involved in manufacturing and shipping
The adhesives required to laminate can contain toxic urea formaldehyde

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There are many reasons to install your new flooring in the winter; here are a few of them...

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What Kind of Hardwood Flooring is the Most Durable?

We all want floors in our home that look great, but sometimes there are other factors which are just as important. If you have a busy home with pets, kids and guests then you need a floor that can stand up to the invasion of shoes and dirt. If you are preparing a property for rental you want a floor that you can install and forget about. And if you are on a budget you’ll want to know that your investment is going to last. Wood products are known for their natural beauty, but when selecting a type of wood for your next flooring project, it is important to also consider the level of durability by understanding the difference between wood types. Each type and species of wood has an individual structure that creates unique physical properties that determine how suitable they are for different projects.

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Engineered Hardwood vs. Solid Hardwood

When you’re looking for a new wood floor, do you really know what you’re looking at? Many people choose something aesthetically pleasing; but what are you actually choosing for your home?

Many times there is a negative connotation about engineered hardwood flooring, people think that it’s a lesser product because it’s not solid; well, I’m here to set the record straight!

 

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The durability of your hardwood floors is not just in the quality of the wood used; it’s in the installation as well. You could purchase the best wood in the world, it won’t mean anything if it’s not installed correctly. The last thing you want to see in your new floor is moving, cracking, and lifting! When your new floors are installed, there are a few basic steps that need to be taken to ensure quality and durability...

 

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  This is very common question among our clients – What is the best floor for the basement? People are confused by the their relatives advisers, non-professional advisers(Thanks to "Hom Depo") and so on. In this article I want to go through the pros and cons of different flooring materials. Only this time I will give you some factors which will add some value to my words. So let's try to find out what is the best material the basement floor.

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Particle Board vs Oriented Strand Board(OSB)

 Sometimes people are confused about proper subfloor for their new flooring. The biggest confusion is between particle board and OSB, Oriented Strand Board. One of them can be used as stable and durable subfloor for your hardwood and another can't. So let's take a look at both of them to determine the main differences. 

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Bamboo Flooring

Bamboo Flooring is considered as Eco-Friendly material because its growth rate can be up to 39 inches in 24 hours. That is very impressive and makes Bamboo stand out from other flooring species. Its durability is also impressive, natural Bamboo is as durable as White Oak. Let's see all the advantages and disadvantages of this material in this article.  

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This article will help you to determine if you want to install unfinished hardwood or pre-finished hardwood floors in your house.

 Prefinished Hardwood

 Prefinished hardwood is hardwood flooring which is finished by manufacturer. It goes in carton boxes, which prevent it from scratching during the transportation. Prefinished hardwood goes in different sizes and with different stain options. In general you will have limited amount of stains to choose from, but considering huge number of manufacturers, you will be able to pick the one you like. In general, prefinished hardwood has one or two options for the finish shine and in most of the cases it's semi-gloss. Only few manufacturers will be able to provide you with an option of gloss or satin finish you might like better. You're also limited with the finish type, because manufacturers of prefinished hardwood use some sort of mix of water and oil based finish. By adding oil-based finish they can add warmer color to the floor and then they apply couple more water-based coats to increase hardwood durability and add UV-protection to it. Some manufacturers use straight water-based finish. Nowadays different manufacturers try to create tons of different material options in order to eliminate these problems. Although they cannot do anything to remove tiny gaps which appear between boards whenever hardwood is installed.

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