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Why choose Hand Scraped Maple Hardwood Flooring for your home?

Hand Scraped Maple Hardwood Flooring is a popular choice for those homeowners looking for a warm, classic and more authentic look and feel to their hardwood flooring. Hand Scraped, also known as Hand Sculptured, is a traditional method performed by hand (or in more recent times in a factory) to give scrape marks to the hardwood flooring - this was how older wooden flooring would have looked. In fact many years ago when wooden planks were fresh cut and very uneven, hand scraping was the process used to get an even surface. Now it has become a firm favourite with those that are looking for a certain rustic or charming and romantic feel to their home and the use of maple hardwood makes it a very hardwearing and durable choice.

Hand scraping has been used for hundreds of years

The process of hand scraping is carried out using a draw knife which shaves the surface of the wood making it smooth but also leaving scrape marks. Now it is largely carried out using machinery so...


There are Different Types of Commercial Wood Flooring

Wood flooring creates a calm and enticing environment for the interiors of business. A fundamental understanding of commercial wood flooring available can help you decide or determine which particular kind of hardwood can best give you the desired look, attraction and atmosphere for your business.

Categories of commercial wood flooring

Having an informed orientation of the types of wood can help you to make a good judgement for your commercial environment.
Prefinished hardwood
Engineered hardwood
Solid hardwood

1. Prefinished or unfinished wood flooring

Without a good finishing, there will not be protective top slap on the hardwood flooring. The act of flooring brings out the real beauty and highlights the shinning characteristics of the material. The commercial wood flooring types can come as finished or unfinished. Unfinished type of flooring refers to the factory providing the flooring as is finish, ...


The Good and Ugly of Hardwood Flooring Installation

The use of wood for building or building material is an ancient yet common practice. Although, a lot of buildings are done with stones and concretes, one can of course relish the avails of hardwood especially for flooring. For hardwood installation, experts pay certain and specific attentions to diverse of factors such as moisture, expansion as well as contraction while preparing hardwood flooring installation even on a concrete slabs. The preference of hardwood by homeowners is somewhat alluring; though far from being termed cheap in the market considering the cost implication and maintenance compared to its counterparts. It is a first choice for its durability, beauty and classic versatility. And when a building edifice is set to be sold, this material adds value to the asking price tag. Nevertheless, installation is another activity that requires expertise and experience and the service of professionals cannot be ignored in this regard. Looking at the cost consequence of hardwood...

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