ARE WOOD FLOORS ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY? THE ANSWER MAY SURPRISE YOU!

Hardwood floors deplete forests, right? It’s wrong! Many believe this myth, but the facts prove it wrong. Wood is a renewable resource and according to the USDA Forest Service, harvesting trees has “minimal environmental impact.” They report that for every cubic foot of trees harvested, 1.66 cubic feet are regrown. While it is true that trees take decades to mature, the tree inventory planted today will not be used for more than 100 years.

The U.S. inventory of standing hardwood has increased by more than 90% since 1953 and currently stands at 328 billion cubic yards. What are the environmental benefits of hardwood floors? These are just a few of the many environmental benefits that hardwood floors offer.

CARBON NEUTRAL IS WOOD

While wood grows, it produces oxygen and stores carbon. Wood can be used as lumber to build homes or furniture, as well as flooring. Hardwood flooring also emits minimal carbon dioxide and does not emit any other particulates that contributes to global warming, such as methane or nitrogen oxide. Wood flooring requires less water and energy to make than other types of flooring.

Wood floors last longer

The National Association of Home Builders states that hardwood flooring is more durable than other types of flooring and can last for hundreds of years. Hardwood flooring can also be used to make fuel and other useful products at the end.

BETTER INDOOR AIR QUALITY

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), indoor air quality is much better with hardwood floors. This is echoed the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (“AAFA”), who claim that hardwood floors are an “ideal option for people with asthma and allergies.”

Hardwood flooring is America’s favorite flooring choice. It has so many benefits, including its beauty and warmth.

You can contact us online, or call us at 01582206 319 if you have any questions. We are here to help. We are happy to assist with any hardwood flooring project, no matter how big or small.

Home sweet home

Home sweet home

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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!

Renovation will heal your home

Renovation will heal your home
An attractive rich wooden floors are fashionable from a 100 years from now.They are big part of every single type of interior. Renovation make them shiny again!
The care of your wooden floors should be handled by professionalists . Our company is qualified and focused on top quality sanding support. We offer an additional services to finish timber flooring and a lot of experience in the business.Choosing materials for your floors can be very confusing since there are many selections to choose from. Any scratched wooden floors could be modified to transform your home design and interior style to a fresh and tidy sparkling place again!

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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 they are showing us (if the floor is well treat ), 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 !

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10 Things To Never Do To A Wood Floor

10 Things To Never Do To A Wood Floor
1.Do not use abrasives or harsh chemicals to clean your floor
2.Do not use hard casters on any furniture directly on your hardwood floor
3.Do not use steam mops on your hardwood floor
4.Do not pour cleaning product directly on floor
5.Do not wait too long between refinish projects
6.Do not wear high heel shoes on wood floors
7.Do not leave the legs of your furniture unprotected
8.Do not drag furniture or heavy appliances over your hardwood floors
9.Do not let your dog’s nails remain untrimmed
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TOP 10 HARDEST WOODS

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
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SOFTWOODS top 3

SOFTWOODS top 3 :

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.

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The Best Ways to Clean Hardwood Floors

The Best Ways to Clean Hardwood Floors

-Prep your floor for cleaning by sweeping or dust-mopping to get rid of large particles of dirt and debris.
-Use a pH neutral cleaner that will be gentle on your hardwood floors.
-Use a fine spray mist to clean your floor in sections. Avoid putting too much liquid on your floors.
-Use a microfiber mop to clean. Traditional mops can work, but they can leave excess water on your floors.
-Skip using white vinegar and water to clean your floors. Using a specially formulated hardwood floor care cleaner is a smart way to maintain the beauty and look of your floors.

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The Top 10 of Floor Sanding Benefits !

The Top 10 of Floor Sanding Benefits !

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1.Light reflection improvement
2.Less dust collecting
3.Better foot traffic handling
4.Great smooth feeling
5.Shiny and sparkling appearance
6.Long lasting
7.More welcoming atmosphere
8.Better aqustic
9.Affecting good on functions
10.Protection from future harm

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