Thursday, 31 October 2019

Solid or Engineered Hardwood Flooring?

Strong or engineered hardwood floors look the same once they are installed, but they have some quite important differences. The principal difference is the method by which they've been made. This then affects how and where they can be used.

What's engineered hardwood floors?

Engineered wood flooring has a high layer of real wood, and multiple foundation layers beneath to give it additional strength and stability. The only part that you will see once it's set up, is the top layer of genuine wood. The foundation layers are normally made from timber or Eucalyptus. Planks of engineered flooring may either have a tongue and groove fitting method or a click matching system.

Engineered planks of floors are way more flexible than wood.

The Advantages of engineered hardwood:
Can be seen cheaper that strong hardwood
You can use it with underfloor heating
includes a real solid coating of hardwood onto the surface
You can float over an underlay
as an Alternative, You can Repair It straight to the subfloor
You Will Discover a wide choice of timber species, plank dimensions, colors, styles and finishes

What's solid hardwood floors?
Solid hardwood floors consists of a solid piece of timber. The board is cut right from the back of this tree, then invisibly to floor. It's widely desired as it's considered as the very lavish flooring for almost any dwelling. It has to be fixed into place during setup, since it's not secure enough to be floated.

The Advantages of solid hardwood:
Your flooring is made entirely from solid wood
It is possible to sand and re-finish your flooring if desired
It may be repaired directly to the subfloor with nails or adhesive
The boards are often found in arbitrary lengths for a genuine look
You Will Discover a wide choice of wood species, plank dimensions, colors, designs and finishes

Strong or engineered hardwood?

Both may last a lifetime if looked after correctly
You can fix both straight into the subfloor
Just Designed hardwood may be floated
Both can defy a high footfall
You may find both easy to wash and keep
Both look the Exact Same after installed
Engineered may be used with underfloor heating or at conservatories
You may find either in board or parquet block
Both have a wide Selection of styles, finishes and board sizes to Pick from

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Floor Sanding St. Albans

TOP 10 HARDEST WOODS



1. Quebracho - From the Spanish “quebrar hacha,” which literally means
“axe breaker.” Aptly named, wood in the Schinopsis genus is among the
heaviest and hardest in the world.
2. Lignum Vitae -Widely accepted as the hardest wood in the world–this
wood has been listed as an endangered species and is listed in CITES.
 Consider Verawood as a very close substitute.
3. Gidgee - This Australian endemic is both very heavy and very strong.
 Some pieces are dark enough to be used as an ebony substitute: one that’s
even harder than the original article.
4. Snakewood - It’s easy to see what makes Snakewood so unique–its patterns
and markings resemble the skin of a snake. Limited supply and high demand
make this one of the most expensive woods on eart.
5. Verawood - Sometimes called Argentine Lignum Vitae, this wood is a gem:
inexpensive, great olive-green color, beautiful feathery grain pattern, and
it takes a great natural polish on the lathe.
6. Camelthorn - Formerly classified as a member of the Acacia genus, this
south African hardwood is a tough customer. The wood is stubbornly hard,
and the tree is protected by giant sharp thorns.
7. African Blackwood - In some parts of the world, this wood has achieved
an almost legendary status. Historical evidence points to this wood
(rather than Diospyros spp.) being the original “ebony.”
8. Black Ironwood - Pieces are very seldom seen for sale, as this tree is
too small to produce commercially viable lumber. Like the unrelated
Desert Ironwood, Black Ironwood is an excellent choice for small
turning projects.
9. Katalox / Wamara - Some pieces can be just about a dark as true ebony,
 while others are a more reddish brown with black streaks. So much depth
in the Swartzia genus, there’s something for everyone!
10. Cebil- Also known as Curupay or by the exaggerated name Patagonian
Rosewood, Cebil is not a true rosewood. It has a highly variable streaked
appearance not too unlike Goncalo Alves.

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

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 !