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Beautiful Hardwood Flooring
There’s no flooring material that provides as much warmth to a home as hardwood. Also, since hardwood flooring is so popular and elegant, it will also increase your home’s resale value. We’ll explain some more about hardwood below:
Hardwood flooring is made of planks cut from a single piece of timber. These materials used in flooring have a thicker wear layer and can also be sanded and finished.
Since it’s cut from a real tree, hardwood flooring has certain limitations in terms of its size. The maximum widths and lengths of hardwood range between five inches wide and seven feet long.
Since it’s 100% real wood, hardwood flooring can be significantly more expensive, especially if the type of wood you choose is rare. Among the domestic woods used as flooring are red oak, white oak, maple, and others. Red oak is considered one of the most sought-after species of wood used in construction.
What’s the most durable material used flooring? This might be one of the most difficult questions to answer. Hardwood is among the top 10 most durable flooring materials.
But since it’s made of actual hardwood, it’s more prone to scratches and can get damaged when exposed to moisture. However, it does give your home a nice look and will increase it’s value. Plus, it has a saving grace: it can be restored to its original, pristine condition.
Installation and Finishing
There is a wide variety of installation methods for hardwood flooring. These include the tongue-and-groove system, woodlock or ‘click’ systems, and floor connection system that can be installed by either the glue-down, nail-down, or the floating installation method.
The tongue-and-groove system is characterized by a groove on one side and end of the plank, and a tongue or a protruding wood piece along one edge center at the other side. The tongue and groove should fit snugly together to avoid movement in the connecting planks. This kind of system can be installed through glue-down, floating, or nail-down methods.
The woodlock or ‘click’ system is similar to the tongue-and-groove system, but entails tapping on the groove to make the curved or barbed tongue fit into it. Since it’s the easiest method, it’s a highly recommended system for the DIY market.
After installation, hardwood flooring needs finishing, buffing, and sanding to achieve its topquality and look. The most common finishes for wood flooring are oil-modified urethane and water-based polyurethane. Buffing, on the other hand, needs to be done every three to five years to maintain the flooring’s pristine condition. Meanwhile, sanding can provide a smooth finish for the floor and can be done whenever improvement or maintenance is required.
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