Transform your home as you start with your wooden floors!

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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, paint or sand your old shabby 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 years of experience, modern technique and great experts. We have renovated many wooden and other types of floors by the years and we are proud with our customers’s smiles! You can give us a FREE call to discuss your project! Our skilled experts work with pleasure at wooden floor business and they really know how to achieve the floor vision of your dreams!
Our company provide customers with a services as covering all aspects of sanding,gap filling, painting and everything your floor needs! Contact us or visit our website and learn more!

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What about knots and sap -wood?

This grade looks natural yet consistent, with few knots. Up to 10% sap-wood can be found in wood boards, along with considerable grain and colour variation, but only small knots. Big part of the wood’s character is showing through large knots, dark streaks, filled knots and colour variation. Large knots, splits, cracks and any amount of sap- wood make hardwood a fun choice, and mean that your floor will be all that more distinctive. Knots occur naturally in wood where a branch grows out of the main trunk. They can go deep into the timber’s core. In terms of flooring, there are two types of knot. A dead knot is where the core of the knot has fallen out or been removed, and then filled. With a live knot, the core remains in the board. The rustic and extra rustic grades contain both types of knots.

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Test your floors

Test your floors
Wooden floors are the most solid and classic material in each home this days. The elegance that wooden floors are showing us and keeping the fact that it last for many decades is making wood flooring an attractive for informed house owners! If you have a hardwood flooring, you can refinish it and bring back the in it sparkle again!
Wood as a material base is a porous and vulnerable. Many people today usually choose to help their floors last longer as protecting them against moisture with sanding. A simple test to find out your floor condition is to place a drop of water on it- if the drop isn’t absorbed, or takes a few minutes to soak in,this mean that your wooden floor may be in good shape, but in case the drop soaks in immediately- this mean that it is time for renovation !10900036_1019345648080523_2268835986913909305_o

 

SOFTWOODS top 3

SOFTWOODS top 3 :

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PINE: Pine is a softwood which grows in most areas of the Northern Hemisphere. There are more than 100 species worldwide.

Properties: Pine is a soft, white or pale yellow wood which is light weight, straight grained and lacks figure.It resists shrinking and swelling. Knotty pine is often used for decorative effect.
Uses: Pine is often used for country or provincial furniture. Pickled, whitened, painted and oil finishes are often used on this wood.

ASH: There are 16 species of ash which grow in the eastern United States. Of these, the white ash is the largest and most commercially important.

Properties: Ash is a hard, heavy, ring porous hardwood. It has a prominent grain that resembles oak, and a white to light brown colour. Ash can be differentiated from hickory (pecan) which it also resembles, by white dots in the darker summer wood which can be seen with the naked eye. Ash burls have a twisted, interwoven figure.
Uses: Ash is widely used for structural frames and steam bent furniture pieces. It is often less expensive than comparable hardwoods.

HICKORY: There are 15 species of hickory in the eastern United States, eight of which are commercially important.

Properties: Hickory is one of the heaviest and hardest woods available. Pecan is a species of hickory sometimes used in furniture. It has a close grain without much figure.
Uses: Wood from the hickory is used for structural parts, especially where strength and thinness are required. Decorative hickory veneers are also commonly used.

Wooden floors sanding – OAK

OAK

Oak is the most widely used hardwood. There are more than 60 species of oak , which can be separated into two basic varieties; white and red. The red variety is also known as black oak (a reference to its bark). Oak is a heavy, strong, light coloured hardwood. It is ring porous, due to the fact that more and larger conductive vessels are laid down early in the summer, rather than later. Prominent rings and large pores give oak a course texture and prominent grain. Oak also has conspicuous rays which can be seen as “flakes” in quarter sawed oak lumber. Oak is the most popular wood used to craft American and English country designs. It is also used for  Gothic and William & Mary reproductions, as well as many transitional and contemporary pieces.

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