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…)
The right hardwood floor is the one that you, as a customer, like the best. There’s only one room in the house or office that we would not recommend a hardwood floor, and that is the bathroom. This is due to the excess moisture, with showers, sinks, toilets and bathtubs providing too much potential for overflowing or leakage.
What about the kitchen? A hardwood floor is a great choice for the kitchen, as they can be easily refinished and are extremely durable.
To choose a hardwood floor for any area, residential or commercial, you should focus on the design and the aesthetics of the actual flooring product in order to find a grain, style, color and width that you like and really suits your purpose.
Even though there are species of wood that are slightly better for high traffic areas, it still depends on your preference of wood type. (more…)