After successful hardwood flooring installation the next critical step to ensuring adequate long term performance is proper care and maintenance. Hardwood floors are very utilitarian and probably take more daily abuse than any other part of a home’s interior. Because of this it is very important to institute a care and maintenance regimen that will not only extend the life of your floor, but will also keep your warranty intact.
Food for thought: Import tariffs 2018 –
What are the problems the tariffs seek to resolve and are they actually effective in resolving those problems? Protection of intellectual property, import/export value imbalance between countries, unfair production advantages and replacement of US manufacturer production and jobs are commonly cited complaints, how do these US gov’t import taxes help remedy these issues in balance with their high added costs to US importers, manufacturers and consumers?
Wood flooring is a gorgeous natural and uniquely beautiful addition to any home. Understanding the relationship between wood and water, and following industry standard installation and maintenance guidelines helps to reduce problems and ensure a lifelong happy relationship between a homeowner and their wood floor.
Guajuvira hardwood flooring, also known as Brazilian Hickory, Brazilian Pecan, and Macchiato Pecan, is a stunning variegated species that is a yellowish-creamy white with various shades of brown intermixed with olive undertones and occasional black striping.
Amendoim hardwood flooring is one of the most lustrous and sought-after exotics in the country, It’s a beautiful light colored exotic species with color ranging from tannish orange-brown to darker mahogany-like shades such as reddish-brown. Many boards will have an iridescent grain, giving the wood a roey, or ribbon-like, appearance.
Most hardwood flooring customers aren’t experts about the material. Even if they know the basics about good floor installation and maintenance, chances are they will still be surprised about other features of the product. Here’s how to handle these complaints.
Asian Birch hardwood flooring is a versatile variation of the birch species that is commonly found throughout Chinese and other neighboring countries. The sapwood of Asian Birch is a subtle creamy white with shades of yellow and gold. The heartwood is a darker tan to reddish-brown color. The grain of the wood varies from straight to slightly wavy and has a fine texture.
Santos Mahogany is a beautiful exotic hardwood flooring material that grows from southern Mexico down through Central and South America. It gained popularity in the early 1990s as a harder, stronger alternative to Genuine Mahogany, which at the time was becoming more difficult to acquire and was steadily increasing in price.
Acacia is a genus, or family of trees, encompassing approximately 1,300 different species. Due to its unparalleled rustic beauty and increased durability, Elemental only imports 100% small leaf Acacia.
If every job were the same, it would be easy to answer this question once and for all. Unfortunately, every installation has its individual quirks. For some, prefinished hardwood flooring will be the answer, while for others, unfinished exotic hardwood flooring will be best for the job.
Tiete Rosewood, also know as Sirari, is one of the most beautiful examples of exotic hardwood flooring materials Elemental offers. It varies in color from pale brown to a light yellow-red, with flecks of dark brown salmon-pink. Tiete Rosewood maintains its overall light appearance even after exposure to sunlight and the elements.
We understand that exotic hardwood flooring isn’t merely the privilege of the current generation — it should be responsibly tended such that it can be a stylish and durable option for homeowners for many generations to come. Elemental Hardwoods is committed to making that vision a reality.