The trends in wood floor

There’s still a place for understated Scandinavian style flooring, but if you want to add impact, definition and a touch of drama to your scheme, opt for darker shades.

Our solid wood flooring range drives a lot of traffic to our website, which helps us predict what the next wood flooring trend will be. Whilst many will opt for a medium or dark wood, as it’s thought of as more forgiving, blonde and pecan shades of flooring are stylish and can make even the smallest of rooms look more spacious. We are expecting lighter shades of flooring, particularly blonde, to be really popular come summer.

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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.

10 Things – Never Do To A Wood Floor

Do not use abrasives or harsh chemicals to clean your floor
Do not use hard casters on any furniture directly on your hardwood floor
Do not use steam mops on your hardwood floor
Do not pour cleaning product directly on floor
Do not wait too long between refinish projects
Do not wear high heel shoes on wood floors
Do not leave the legs of your furniture unprotected
Do not drag furniture or heavy appliances over your hardwood floors
Do not let your dog’s nails remain untrimmed
Do not allow any stains remain untreated !

Whether made into a wooden pillow or table,
wood with excellent fine grain is a guarantee of splendid poems,
and the composition of perfect documents.- Liú Shèng

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Improve your home’s appearance !

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Tips when you decide to purchase flooring:

Laminate can be easily repair. Flooring can be among the best investments that can be made for your house.

The internet is among the very best places to locate quality companies offering refinishing engineered wood floors. There are several reasons regarding why a wood floor may demand a repair. A job will certainly be more difficult based on the state of the floor and the kinds of flooring used. Aside from parquet flooring, which isn’t simple to purchase and even harder to lay, all kinds of plank floor covering come with installation instructions.
Because of this, they don’t just look good but are capable of lasting for many years without the necessity for repair. It is necessary people are educated regarding the true capabilities of wood floor repairs and also the incredible results that may be achieved.

Should you be considering steam cleaning your auto’s engine, this isn’t the device for you. In addition, It requires very little maintenance and isn’t difficult to repair. There’s also the excess benefit to being able to repair localised damage including scratches and abrasion wear efficiently. The exact same is true when you want to do a little bit of repair procedures on your own.

Superior floor tile maintenance will also help prevent disasters. If you like to learn more about hardwood floor installation or the way to fix hardwood floors, please click this website for more detailed information. Upscale homebuyers are prepared to pay top dollar for homes which have solid hardwood floors. Refinishing the floor is really your bet to stop this from ever happening.

Most famous softwoods

Top 5 softwoods:

PINE-Pine is a softwood which grows in most areas of the Northern Hemisphere. There are more than 100 species worldwide.
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.
HICKORY-There are 15 species of hickory in the eastern United States, eight of which are commercially important.
BEECH-The American beech is a single species which grows in the eastern half of the United States.
BIRCH-There are many species of birch. The yellow birch is the most commercially important. European birch is fine grained, rare and expensive.

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Oak

Oak is the most widely used hardwood. There are more than 60 species of oak grown in the U.S., 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 colored 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 medullary 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.
Famous oak trees:

Emancipation Oak
Ivenack Oak
Bowthorpe Oak
Minchenden (or Chandos) Oak
Seven Sisters Oak
Major Oak
Friendship Oak
The Crouch Oak
Angel Oak
The Kaiser’s Oak

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Maple

There are 115 species of maple. Only 5 commercially important species grow in the U.S. Two of the five are hard rock maple and sugar maple. Maple is so hard and resistant to shocks that it is often used for bowling alley floors. Its diffuse evenly sized pores give the wood a fine texture and even grain. Maple that has a curly grain is often used for
violin backs . Burls, leaf figure, and birds-eye figures found in maple are used extensively for veneers. The Birds eye figure in maple is said to be the result of stunted growth and is quite rare. Maple is used extensively for American colonial furniture, especially in medium and lower priced categories.
It can also be stained to simulate cherry wood, which it resembles.

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Walnut

Walnut is one of the most versatile and popular cabinet making woods. It grows in Europe, America and Asia.There are many different varieties. Walnut is strong, hard and durable, without being excessively heavy. It has excellent woodworking qualities, and takes finishes well. The wood is light to dark chocolate brown in color with a straight grain
in the trunk. Wavy grain is present toward the roots, and walnut stumps are often dug out and used as a source of highly figured veneer. Large burls are common. Walnut solids and veneers show a wide range of figures, including strips, burls, mottles, crotches, curls and butts. European walnut is lighter in color and slightly finer in texture than American black walnut, but otherwise comparable. Walnut is used in all types of fine cabinet work, especially 1 8th century reproductions.

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