By carefully following proper repair instructions, hardwood flooring repairs can be done successfully and with few problems. The following is a step-by-step guide for repairing site-finished hardwood flooring.
The exotic hardwood flooring industry has had a rough year. An already volatile import, the past 12 – 16 months has seen extreme fluctuations in both availability and pricing for exotic hardwood.
We have been working intensely for months on our new Elemental Flooring branding and making great progress!
Wood flooring is our specialty and we are pleased to announce that after almost one year of testing, our StoneWood Collection is here to stay. Based on the very best value in the industry, our StoneWood line consists of Acacia, Birch, Kempas and White Oak. We offer these products in a solid 3/4″ thickness, and with selected options in engineered products for below grade applications.
Curupay, also known as Patagonian Rosewood Flooring, is one my favorite species. It has incredible strength properties, including a Janka Hardness rating of 3840 pounds. That’s almost 300% harder than Red Oak.
One of the hardest woods available, Lapacho is a type of Ipe or Brazilian Walnut. Lapacho belongs to the genus Tabebuia and offers a fairly consistent brown color in appearance, as well as a more distinct grain pattern when compared to Brazilian Ipe.
Brazilian Cherry flooring has long been the the wood most imported from Brazil into the United States. This is primarily because there are long-established supply chains in place, from mills/manufacturers to importers/wholesalers to distributors/retailers.
After reading the GSP post, the primary concern that comes to mind is how well intended is the import duty? Is it intended as a deterrent to foster use of comparable domestic resources/product?
Elemental imports a variety of products from South America and Asia into the US. The main products are prefinished tropical hardwood flooring and unfinished tropical wood flooring. There is an import duty on all the prefinished flooring items of 3.2%, but not on any of the unfinished flooring.
Bloodwood flooring is extremely beautiful but it is also a very rare species of wood. We keep small amounts in stock; however, we do not see a strong future for Bloodwood as a major commodity flooring product.
We carry Tigerwood unfinished flooring in 3″, 4″ and 5″ widths – all in a 3/4″ thickness. The lengths range from 1′ to 7′ in each sub-bundle, with the average being around 3.2′ to 3.5′. We carry both unfinished and prefinished Tigerwood flooring in Clear grades.
One of my favorite species is Para Rosewood, aka Monkeywood, and Macacauba. The botanical genus name is Platymiscium. It is a fairly rare species that comes from the lower Amazon region of Brazil.