Wednesday, 21 November 2018
To assist you in your hunt for the ideal hardwood, we have put together a hardwood flooring factsheet, looking at some interesting facts about walnut .
THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF VARIETIES OF OAK
There are reported to be over 600 unique species of oak, but not all are seen as appropriate for floors. Oak comes in a huge variety of shades and responds well to various endings, meaning you would not have any difficulty finding many different pine to suit your house.
OAK HAS A Lengthy LIFESPAN
Most oak trees live for 200 years or more, with a few being believed to have lived for up to 800 years. This makes it pretty clear to see why it's such a great choice for hardwood flooring!
OAK IS INCREDIBLY STRONG AND DURABLE
One of the reasons why oak has always been a very popular choice when it comes to furniture and flooring is because of its excellent strength and durability. Oak has a density of 0.75 grams per cubic centimetre, making it among the densest naturally occurring materials. This makes it great for flooring, as it will be hardwearing enough to last a lifetime.
OAK HAS SOME INTERESTING USES
As well as becoming a popular choice for hardwood flooring, oak has also been used for several years in barrels for keeping red wines, brandy, whiskey and other types of alcohol. Ageing alcohol in oak barrels gives it a unique flavour and aroma.
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Thursday, 15 November 2018
Professionally installed hardwood flooring might never need replacing. It's a fashionable option that's been used in homes for centuries only because it is hardwearing and easily preserved. Hardwood floors naturally age nicely and colors mellow and deepen, but when it begins looking a bit tired it can be easily sanded and refinished to bring it back to life.
Hardwood flooring adds value to your house Hardwearing, very low maintenance and glamorous hardwood floors is a desirable addition to your home. Seen as a luxury flooring material by many potential buyers it provides that extra bit of style into any room and enhances its appearance.
YOU CAN MATCH YOUR STYLE
Hardwood floors can be bold and striking with outstanding grain patterns or they are sometimes blank canvasses on which to display exotic rugs or luxurious furniture. Many woods utilized in Hardwood Flooring lend themselves well to being laid in complex patterns offering much greater choice. Whether you are wanting to finish a cosy cabin style sofa or a minimalist industrial inspired kitchen there is a hardwood floor for you.
HARDWOOD FLOORS ARE WARMER THAN TILES...
Wood is a natural insulator so will feel hot to the touch, unlike tiled surfaces which don't hold the heat well. Being an insulator it is also going to help keep the warmth in the room. And if you're thinking you can not install a hardwood flooring since you need underfloor heating then think again. Modern flooring can be compatible with underfloor heating.
. . .AND EASIER TO CLEAN THAN CARPET
A quick sweep using a soft broom (or a standard vacuum cleaner using the brushes switched off) is all your flooring needs on an everyday basis. Spills are easily wiped up with a cloth and stains could be sanded out if necessary.
If you've been inspired to restore your floor before the New Year do not be afraid to get in contact Newcross Floor Sanding now.
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