Category Archives: Hardwood Flooring

Stain Oak Flooring for a Different Look

Oak is probably the most common wood used in the home. Oak can be found in furniture, kitchen cabinets, and flooring in many homes. The pervasiveness of this wood comes from its affordability and popularity during the 90s. A lot of homes built or remodeled during that era received oak flooring.
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Black Heart Persimmon Panels, Custom Long Length Hickory Flooring – What Our NC Facility Creates

There’s no doubt that we love wood, and we take pride in creating custom wood products for you. In North Carolina, our machines will plane, cut, and mold just about any wood available into the material you need.
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Wood Flooring from AdvantageLumber.com

By now, most people have heard the recent news about formaldehyde levels in laminate flooring made in China. Formaldehyde is a known carcinogen at high levels and regulations set forth by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) have limited formaldehyde levels in products such as laminate and engineered wood flooring.

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Wood of the Month: Ambrosia Maple (Wormy Maple)

Covered with unique patterns, Ambrosia Maple is the perfect wood for anyone who seeks one of a kind wood.

Covered with unique patterns, Ambrosia Maple is the perfect wood for anyone who seeks a one of a kind wood.

Ambrosia Maple is a highly coveted wood for many projects because of its very unique and colored patterns. A lot of people often wonder if Ambrosia Maple is a specific species of wood, or if some sort of chemicals were added to give it the interesting patterns. The truth is that Ambrosia maple isn’t a different species, its regular soft maple that has had small beetles called ambrosia beetles nesting in it which carry a certain type of fungus for food.
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Birch Hardwood Flooring

Birch wood flooring from AdvantageLumber.com is solid, reliable & attractive.

Whether you are building a new home or transforming your current residence, you want your place to have style.  From knickknacks to photographs you want to grace your space with a personal touch, all while having one thing tie everything together.  Flooring can be your path to the latest trends or classic looks that will last a lifetime without losing you.  Choosing a beautiful hardwood will make any space look phenomenal.  Impressing your family and friends will be easy with Birch hardwood floors beneath your feet.  With handsome benefits and perks, this is one deal you wont be able to pass up!

If visual appeal is what you want, then Birch flooring is what you need!  With a color variation scale that ranges from light to dark, along with natural highlights, a Birch floor can fit into any space you desire.  There are multiple options within the species.  The Birch family boasts several varieties for you to choose from.  While Birch hardwood isn’t as common as other hardwoods on the market, it isn’t impossible to locate.  Each species has their own attributes, but they all share their strength and durability.  If you and your family live an active lifestyle, Birch flooring will live along with you.  Don’t settle for anything less than strong and beautiful when it comes to your home.

Other features of birch flooring include:

  • Red Birch, White Birch, and Rustic Birch are available
  • High bending strength with a Janka hardness of 1260
  • Very good shock resistance
  • Easy to cut with either a hand or a power tool
  • Takes both stain and polish extremely well

If you don’t want to just “Keep up with the Jones'”, but be “the Jones’,” then choosing Birch hardwood flooring will give you the one up.  This style offers a uniquely attractive appearance to any room.  Birch will give you that elegant edge you have been searching for.  Making the effort to look at all aspects of what you are going to install will go a long way.  Do not take chances on something that will affect your everyday life.  Choosing to go with Birch hardwood floors will create a beautiful atmosphere that you can show off.

Birdseye Maple Flooring

birds eye maple flooring in kitchen

Our Bird's Eye Maple Wood Flooring Really Brightens up this Kitchen

Hardwood flooring is not hard to come by theses days.  However you do not want just any hardwood in your home.  Choose something that fits you and your lifestyle.  Tempt others into your home with the outstanding glamor of your floor.  Mysterious beauty is so captivating that it is no wonder that those who long for this have lusted over Birdseye Maple hardwood flooring for their space.

Multiple theories have been developed as to why the “birds’ eye” forms in the maple, but none have been scientifically confirmed.  This makes this flooring type rare and sought after by many.  Wouldn’t it be stunning to have something that has been auctioned off for thousands of dollars right beneath your feet?  Artists, craftsmen, and woodworkers use Birdseye Maple for pool cues, exquisite jewelry boxes, musical instruments, and furniture.  Installing this hardwood in your space will not be a mistake.

Something as perfect as Birdseye Maple must be hard to maintain and be fragile, right?  Wrong!  This wood is ideal for high traffic areas because of its strength.  It is extremely durable and resistant to wear and tear, denting, scratching and splintering.  Compared to other floor choices on the market, Birdseye Maple is not a hub for pestering allergens and is quite simple to maintain.  It can be costly, but it will be an investment that will increase the value of your home across the board.

Of course when looking at floor choices you will come across options other than hardwood.  A versatile “look a like” you may see is linoleum.  Linoleum comes in a variety of colors, is relatively inexpensive to buy, and requires little maintenance.  So if you can get something that looks similar to wood at a cheaper value, why wouldn’t you?  You do not want to forgo a luxurious look for one that has been considered tacky.  Linoleum has been found to have a yellowish discoloration after cleaning and emits an odor similar to a fresh coat of paint.  Make sure you take a close look at anything you are considering; you do not want to overlook important features.

Flooring in any space will be a lifetime investment.  By looking at all  your choices and divulging deeper into their positive and negative qualities, you will be able to find the best fit for you.  Enjoy the intriguing look of Birdseye Maple in your home.  Beauty and mystery, you can have it all with this hardwood in your space.

Is Bocote Wood a Good Exotic Flooring Option?

Bocote flooring

The deep chocolate colored swirls make Bocote flooring a true standout.

When you are looking to make a change in your home, go big.  Look down and imagine how wonderful a new hardwood floor would be in your space.  Hardwood flooring is always a great choice, especially when if you like the look of something dramatic.  With many different exotic flooring options, it’s not hard to find something that fits your personal vision.  If you have been searching for a way to add visual punch to your space, then you need to consider Bocote hardwood flooring.

As you can see, Bocote hardwood flooring bodes a unique appearance.  This exotic hardwood displays intricate swirls and curved lines providing a stylish complexion beneath your feet.  Bocote is easy to work with and when the installation is complete, you will have a smooth finish. This dramatic looking floor choice is resistant to decay and in high demand.  Due to Bocote being stronger than some other available species, it is protective against dents or scratches while preserving the hardwoods natural beauty. Continue reading