Premier Flooring Solutions goes through great lengths to ensure that we provide our customers with the adequate knowledge about different flooring types, so that they may make informed and educated decisions for their investment. After the buying process has been completed, it is now up to our customers to take good care of their flooring to ensure that their investment will last them for years to come. Proper hardwood care is essential and vital in maintaining the longevity, quality and beauty of hardwood floor. Below are a few important pointers in proper hardwood flooring care.
Be Aware of Liquids: Wood is a living substance that reacts accordingly to its environment; a presence of moisture will cause wood to expand, while drier climates will cause wood to contract. Be especially careful of spilling liquids on your floors! Hardwood flooring will absorb liquid, which can cause your floors to rot or buckle over time. Some hardwood floors have water-resistant finishes, but liquids can still seep through the cracks. Remember to soak up any spilled liquids immediately.
As you know, Premier Flooring Solutions is devoted to the environment and maintaining a sustainable and environmentally friendly hardwood flooring industry. You may have seen many of our products labeled as Forest Stewardship Council certified, but what does that mean? Here is simple guide to help introduce you to this extraordinary organization that encourages socially responsible forest practices and management.
What is the Forest Stewardship Council?
The Forest Stewardship Council is an international, non-profit organization whose mission is to encourage responsible forest management and practices. The Forest Stewardship Council was founded in 1993 by a collective of environmentalists, forests, loggers and sociologists all in solidarity with a goal to address global deforestation and to encourage sustainable forestry throughout the entire world. Since then, the Forest Stewardship Council has established internationally-recognized standards that address a plethora of environmental, social and economic platforms and that have become the basis of responsible forestry.
Welcome back to Premier Flooring Solutions’ Demystifying Wood Species blog series. We return this week again to talk about three more exotic wood species featured in our Nature’s Beauty product line—Jatoba, Kempas and Merbau.
Jatoba (botanical name: Hymenaea Courbaril—), also known as Brazilian Cherry, is one of the most popular wood species. Jatoba wood, like most exotic wood species, is known for its dense texture and its hardness. On the Janka scale, it rates 2,350, deeming it as one of the toughest and most durable wood species. (more…)