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26
Jun

Floorboards bowing and crowning

One of the biggest allures of engineered wood flooring is its resistance to damage from water and moisture, something that absolutely destroys the lifespan of a solid hardwood floor. Many homeowners can install engineered wood flooring in moisture rich spots like their kitchens, basements, or even bathrooms with sound peace of mind that it will not buckle or separate under most conditions. Therefore when an engineered wood floor does starts bowing,…

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21
Jun

What are floor fire ratings?

Floors: ASTM E648 – This is the standard test method for critical radiant flux of floor-covering systems using a radiant heat energy source. The critical radiant flux of the flooring is determined by igniting it to see how far the flame spreads prior to self-extinguishing. The higher the number, the better the fire resistance. A Class 1 fire rating requires the number to be greater than 0.45 W/cm2. ASTM E662…

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21
Jun

What are floor slip ratings?

Floor slip resistance testing is the science of measuring the coefficient of friction (or resistance to slip accidents) of flooring surfaces, either in a laboratory (before or after installation) or on floors in situ. Slip resistance testing (or floor friction testing) is usually desired by the building's owner or manager when there has been a report of a slip and fall accident, when there has been a report of a near accident, or (preferably) before…

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21
Jun

What are the different types of grades for flooring?

Prime Grade Also known as Select or AB grade is the highest of the three grades of flooring and would usually have the following characteristics: Slight colour variation between the boards  and more uniform look except for timbers where variation in colour adds to its beauty and is the main feature of the wood. The grain is straighter than in other grades and sometimes the boards have very few, infrequent small knots…

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27
Mar

Difference between Laminate and Engineered Hardwood

Difference between Laminate and Engineered Hardwood Wooden floors are becoming more popular in households and it is essential to choose the right type for your home. There are many similar benefits such as durability, versatility and family friendly and unique benefits from choosing Laminate or Engineered hardwood. There are lots of different options to suit your budget and your family’s needs. With so much choices I have compiled an easy…

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28
Aug

What is the difference between lacquered and oiled finishes on wooden floors?

What is the difference between lacquered and oiled finishes on wooden floors? Oiled or lacquered? Both oil and lacquer finished floors have their advantages. Really all you should consider is the look you want, after all, you will see it and live on it every day. Lacquered finishes  Reduce scratches on your lacquered or oiled floor by using quality floor protectors to your appliances and removing shoes.  Lacquered floors need…

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