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.
Our February wood of the month is curly soft maple. A highly acclaimed wood, curly soft maple delivers stunning looks for furniture and musical instruments. Curly soft maple isn’t a separate species of maple; it’s actually just regular soft maple with a unique, curly grain pattern. This pattern is also known as tiger, rippled, and fiddleback.
We just received a fresh wave of domestic hardwood cabinet lumber ready to be shipped or picked up in our Sarasota, FL Facility! Our Florida warehouse is now carrying a wider variety of woods that can be used for other projects, not just decking.
We’ve featured American walnut before as our Wood of the Month, but this time we’d like to talk about un-steamed walnut. Un-steamed is a word that’s not often used for describing wood, and it surprises many to learn that walnut is often steamed to create a more uniform, but dull color throughout the lumber piece.
Persimmon is a native tree species to North America and is most commonly known for its fruit rather than its wood. Persimmon is actually part of the Ebony family and is commonly referred as White Ebony, because the tree is comprised of a lot of white sap wood with a small core of darker heartwood.
Wood is one the most beautiful and environmentally friendly products in the world. It comes in a variety of colors, textures, patterns, grain, and much more. It is a natural material that can’t be duplicated and sometimes it may be hard to envision exactly what will arrive at your doorstep after you place an order.
At AdvantageLumber.com we have specialized in Brazilian hardwood for over 20 years, but we do more than just decking. At our North Carolina, Buffalo, and Florida locations we carry multitudes of species of exotic hardwood for turning, wood working, and many more uses.