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.
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…)
Lately, we at Premier Flooring Solutions have been speaking with retailers about comparing floating floors with glue down floors, and why people should take a look at the difference between the two, especially in regards to cost savings.
A lot of consumers today are focusing on the price of the hardwood floors as a unit price, and they have an idea of what they should be paying; for example $4 a foot. Retailers are very competitive and do anything they can to beat each other on the unit price of the floor.
What the consumer is not factoring in to the cost of their floor is the installation cost. Over 85% of the retailers are promoting those floors to be glued down. And what exactly does that mean?
When an installer glues down the floor, the slabs of wood have been sealed first then they use the glue to attach them to the floor. What the consumers don’t know is that they are paying more for the glues and the sealers than they are for the actual pieces of wood that are being laid. (more…)