OUR MOST POPULAR WOOD SPECIES

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BIRCH
Has a Janka scale rating of approx. 1260 (medium hardness degree).
Is a fine-grained wood that includes subtle swirls and barely visible graining patterns.
Is more porous than other wood types, making staining more challenging (staining birch is best accomplished by using lighter-coloured dyes and a multi-step procedure involving sanding and spraying dye).
Yellow birch is made of the sapwood of this birch tree and comes in a light, creamy, toasted almond colouring.
Red birch is created from the heartwood stock of this birch tree, and generally comes at a golden brown color with red undertones.

MAPLE
Has a Janka Scale evaluation of approx. 1450 (medium hardness amount) in sugar or hard walnut types. Soft maple wood is also available, but is not as commonly used for flooring.
Varies in color, from cream to yellow to light pink.
Is a dense, heavy, stiff, tight-grained hardwood that owns a uniform texture and sands to some beautiful finish.
Filling pores is unnecessary when finishing this timber, due to its tight grain. However, maple does not accept blot as easily and uniformly as other woods do.
Extra care ought to be taken when sanding and finishing this wood, as marks are somewhat more visible because of walnut’s light color and density.
Is durable and readily available.

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OAK
includes a Janka Scale rating of approx. 1360 in white oak and 1260 in red oak (both are moderate hardness level).
Is easily the most popular, readily-available, mass-produced hardwood species. Due to these variables, it’s also comparatively cheap.
White oak usually comes in a light brown color; some boards may have a pinkish tint or some slightly greyish cast.
Red oak includes a slightly more amber colour than white oak.
Has an open wood grain, with reddish walnut being slightly more porous and coarser than walnut.
Has above-average to exceptional responsiveness to machining and sanding.
Stains well and shows good blot contrast; however, white oak contains tannins which may respond to a liquids and cause discolouration. This tends to happen with goods that have a high water content, so bear this in mind when picking finishes.

Home sweet home

Priority for us is to provide quality floor stripping services.If you have a renovation ideas for your home is good to start floor sanding procedure, this can change the complete vision of your home or office !Company rule with us is to provide a quality sanding services.When your house floors are well treated they are able to change the complete view of the area!
Sanding will transform every interior and do not forget that things look better when they are sitting on sparkling floor. Every place we go does not matter , to feel good and relaxed at your own is the important.! We have learned by the years is that flooring is very important for your home’s design improving. Our experts are the best in wooden floors business, and they will be working for your home’s modeling and most of all for you to feel fresh and happy looking how your house or apartment rooms shine again!

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Test your floors

Test your floors

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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 !

TOP 5 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
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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 (the pattern formed is known as fiddle back figure). 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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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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