If you’re constantly looking for an excuse not to do the hoovering, or simply don’t have the time to fit it in around a busy work/family life, then Hardwood Flooring By Wood Species ;provides a time and effort-saving solution. Unlike carpet, wood flooring can be swept with a broom, removing crumbs and dirt quickly, easily, and not to mention more quietly – you’ll still be able to hear the TV! ;For many different reasons, homeowners are choosing to use European oak wood flooring ;as an alternative to the traditional hardwood floors. ; European oak engineered wood uses less of the actual hardwood making it cost-effective and eco-friendly. ; It is also durable, and easy to install. ; Engineered hardwood can be installed over concrete with a simple glued-down floor installation and is able to withstand the heaviest and most abusive foot traffic making it a cheaper product in the long run.
TYPES OF EUROPEAN OAKWhen you are planning your new floor you have many decisions to make, but let’s assume you have already made the choice of laying engineered hardwood flooring for a timeless, long-lasting, beautiful effect, then the next decision is what type of hardwood to use. The majority will probably select oak without too much debate, but a few will consider the rarer and more exotic sultry beauty of modern walnut wood flooring. Black American walnut is rather less common than oak, although don’t worry the wood is sourced sustainably, but this scarcity makes it rather more of an investment than oak and, as such, you will want to have good reason to select it. So let’s look at some of the benefits of Black Walnut Wood Flooring.For its hardy properties, teak wood flooring ;can be used for outdoor decks and terraces. Some outdoor furniture is made from teak as well. As a flooring material, it has a color that ranges from a pale yellowish hue to a richer, dark beige hue. Aged teak hardwood flooring tends to get to an even yellowish brown with dark streaks here and there. When it comes to the grain, the texture is fairly random, with some being straight and others not so.
In using teak hardwood flooring, be mindful of its limitations. Never utilize teak hardwood flooring, or any wood flooring for that matter, in rooms with standing water, excessive humidity, or plenty of moisture. For that reason, teak hardwood flooring should never be used on levels below the natural grade line. Moisture tends to seep in through the soil underground and could cause the teak to decay prematurely. Also, UV radiation, from the sun, for example, causes teak hardwood to get discoloration. As such, be sure to use blinds when the daylight outside is too harsh.However, the natural characteristics of Russian oak are very different from those of European oak. Clean grade surface, fewer knots, uniform color variation, and more beautiful texture, and grains, make Russian oak irreplaceable in the flooring market. At the same time, consumers in some areas have a traditional buying tendency towards high-grade Russian oak.
Russian Oak Wood Flooring has the following features:
1. Cleaner and clearer color and grain.
2. Sapwood for lower grade and obvious color differences
3. Easier to get higher grades without knots.
4. Russian Oak normally comes from a “Frame saw” on the Kiln dried timber material.