Posts Tagged ‘Oak’

Sustainable Hardwood Floors – How Important Is Being “Green”

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

Hardwood flooring is a beautiful addition to a home, but not all woods are sustainably harvested. Becoming informed about high-quality wood choices helps to select a wood that not only is sustainable, but also gives a beautiful look to your home without contributing to negative effects on the environment. Concerns about wood harvesting include illegal logging, deforestation, etc. Sustainable forest management has an approach that addresses the needs of the forest and ecosystem.

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Different Cuts of Wood Used In Flooring

Monday, August 8th, 2016

When shopping for your hardwood floor, there are some factors to keep in mind about the cost, appearance, or quality. There are different ways to divide and cut a log into flooring boards, and the key is to know what you’re looking for. The grain patterns affect the appearance, cost, and quality, and the milling methods that are used to manufacture the floor will give it a specific appearance.

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Types of Wood Species Used In Hardwood Flooring

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

Many homeowners who are looking to install hardwood floors are curious as to what type of wood species they should be using. There are a huge variety of different types of wood, and they all have their pros and cons. Here are the most popular wood floors used in hardwood flooring.

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Benefits of Acrylic Impregnated Hardwood Flooring

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Choosing the right hardwood flooring for your home can be a tough task. There are so many different options from Engineered Hardwood Floors and Solid Hardwood Floor to Acrylic Impregnated Wood Flooring. The key to making the right decision is to be well informed on each flooring type.

This week we will be focusing on Acrylic Impregnated Hardwood Floors. This hardwood flooring type is manufactured with the color and sealant infused all the way through the wood, providing a consistent finish throughout. Other benefits of Acrylic Impregnated Hardwood Floors include:

Wide Variety of Colors and Woods: You should be able to easily find a color and finish to match your décor. Acrylic Impregnated Flooring also comes in a wide variety of woods, including pine, oak, cherry, maple, bamboo, and walnut.

Fade Resistant: Because the color is impregnated into the wood, it is fade resistant.

Durable: This type of flooring is typically harder than traditional hardwood flooring, making it great for high-traffic areas. In fact, they’re 300% harder than natural wood and also scratch resistant. This is why Acrylic Impregnated Wood Floors are often used in commercial properties, such as bars, restaurants, shopping malls, etc.

Easy to Maintain: This type of flooring does not require the same amount of maintenance as other hardwood options. Typically all that you will need to do is regularly buff the surface to keep the wood looking polished.

Hopefully you now know more about Acrylic Impregnated Floors than you did before! But if you still have any questions, contact the flooring experts at Signature Hardwood Floors, Inc. by calling 410.415.0755 or click here today!

Our mission statement is simple: stay small, personal, and in control of our work, all to ensure that you receive the best job possible! We have a passion for this industry.

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Three Types of Wood Flooring and How to Choose Between Them

Acrylic Impregnated Hardwood Floors Pros & Cons

The Benefits of Engineered Wood Flooring

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Wood floors add a certain aesthetic appeal to your home that other flooring options simply cannot compete with. But sometimes hardwood flooring can be a little too pricey for the cost-conscious homeowner. If only there was a cheaper and equally appealing alternative…

Wait, there is!

An engineered hardwood floor is the perfect cost-effective and durable alternative to natural hardwood flooring. Engineered wood flooring is a combination of real finished wood on top of non-finished plywood. The additional layer of plywood (laid in a cross-way pattern) provides additional support and durability.

Choices include:

•      Hickory

•      Oak

•      Bamboo

•      Maple

•      And much, much more!

With so many choices available, it is easy to find an engineered hardwood floor to match your existing décor.

Other Advantages of Engineered Hardwood Flooring:

•      Pre-Finished: It has already been sanded and sealed, reducing installation time and cost (not to mention mess).

•      Easily Sanded: Unlike laminate flooring, engineered hardwood can be sanded to repair scratches or stains.

•      Withstands Moistures: Unlike traditional hardwood, engineered hardwood can be installed in areas of moderate moisture.

•      Easy Installation: Engineered hardwood can be nailed down, glued down, or used as a floating floor.

So if you are considering hardwood flooring for your home, but you do not want to deal with the expensive and often messy installation process, give engineered hardwood a look. You might be surprised at just how much you love it!

If you have any questions, contact the flooring experts at Signature Hardwood Floors, Inc. by calling 410.415.0755 or click here today!

Our mission statement is simple: stay small, personal, and in control of our work, all to ensure that you receive the best job possible! We have a passion for this industry.

You can follow us on FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn as well!

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Reasons to Select Engineered Wood Flooring