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Well, how hard is hardwood?  Depends!  Each specie is quite different, and will all react differently to drops, scratches and gouges. In order to compare hardness of different wood species, we must use a standardized test that is industry accepted.  This test is called the Janka Test. This test measures the force to embed a .444 inch steel ball to half its diameter into a piece of wood.  Why .444 inch - I don't have a clue!  But this is the test that pretty much everyone in the hardwood industry (not just flooring) goes by.  No manufacturer does their own...

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These days, anyone and everyone seems to be selling some kind of hardwood flooring. We find that it's very frustrating to gain any real information as to the pros and cons - since everyone seems to be saying something different. This is the first of a series of educational blog posts that we will be doing about hardwood. The goal of this one, Hardwood 101 is to address the difference between hardness and durability. This is the area where there is the most amount of confusion – typically perpetuated by salespeople! This chart contains some of the more popular species...

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2019 Flooring, Flooring, Flooring Trends, Hardwood Flooring -

There comes a moment in our lives when we choose to value personally enriching experiences more than material possessions.  We seek more significant ways to make our existences meaningful and true; we become more aware of the damages caused by our “throwaway” culture and look for more sustainable avenues to our comfort zone. This enlightened awareness leads us to making more sensible choices, looking for healthier and more environmentally friendly alternatives that bring long term usefulness and potential multiple uses, saving us time and space for what really matters. Then it comes as no surprise that interior designing is now...

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