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How Hardwood Flooring From Source Wood Floors Is Made

How Hardwood Flooring From Source Wood Floors Is Made


Posted in Solid / Hardwood Flooring by Source on January 13rd 2014
Hardwood flooring is an extremely durable and relatively cheap material that can be refinished year after year. Turn to Source Wood Floors if you are looking for high quality wooden flooring, including an excellent range of hardwood flooring. If you have ever wondered how hardwood flooring is made, you can find the method behind the creation of this elegant flooring below.

The Creation of Hardwood Flooring

Solid wood flooring is made from planks that are taken from a single piece of wood. These planks can be delivered pre-finished or unfinished. Once the tree is cut, its quality is assessed and then a decision is made on how they are going to be used. Only trees with tight grains and few knots are chosen for flooring. The chosen logs of wood are cut into planks. The three most popular cutting methods are: 1) quarter sawn, where planks are cut into quarters before strips of wood are cut out to make the hardwood flooring; 2) rift sawn, where logs are cut at different angles (this is a more stable method, and provides higher quality flooring, but is also more expensive); 3) Flat or plain sawn, the cut that’s most commonly used, and provides a greater range of variations than the other two cutting techniques. After all boards are planned, a machine cuts tongues and grooves in the boards so they can interlock tightly. The purpose of tongues and grooves is to allow the boards to expand without creating gaps (after the installation). Some boards might go through a stressing process, which will give the wood an older and more antique look. Then the final product is shipped to the marketplace. It can be either be finished with a few coats of protective finish, or can be shipped unfinished. If you plan on a DIY installation, it is a good idea to choose pre-finished floors.

Why Your House Needs Hardwood Flooring

There are many reasons as to why so many people choose hardwood flooring. It is stylish, durable, and can even increase the value of your house. They are extremely easy to maintain, and if scratched they can quickly be fixed with intense sanding. With Source Wood Floors, you can choose from a variety of shades and find one that perfectly suits your house. No two hardwood floors are exactly the same, and they usually vary in patterns, adding even more authenticity to the floor and to the decor of your house. Browse our site to see the available wooden flooring options at Source Wood Floors. If you are unsure as to whether or not your choice of flooring will fit your interior, you can request some of our free flooring samples. They will be delivered in the post, so you can see the high quality of the flooring, and check that the style you have chosen will suit your home. For more information please email us at: enquiries@sourcewoodfloors.co.uk Or call us on: 01379 652613

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