by The Library of Congress INTRODUCTION TO LAMINATE FLOORING Laminate flooring is a great alternative to hardwood when you want the warmth and beauty of wood flooring without the installation and maintenance hassles. This attractive flooring solution is available in a wide range of prices, colours and grains. It’s also more scratch and dent [...]

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by Cornell University Library What is Solid Wood Flooring? Solid wood is exactly as it sounds, one piece of wood from top to bottom. What is the difference between Laminate and Real Wood Floors? Real Wood floors will age and mature with your property, this means that they will mark and dent more easily than [...]

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by Cornell University Library Rubber floor tiles are manufactured from a combination of natural and synthetic rubber. As a result this makes rubber floor tiles highly resilient and ideal for areas with high traffic, workplace interiors and public places such as airports, schools, and shopping centres, as well as other health care, hospitality, retail and [...]

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by George Eastman House How to strip and wax a floor Over time the build up of wax, or other floor finishes, will give your hard floor surfaces a dull, hazy, or yellowed look. If burnishing or polishing your floor does not correct the problem, then the only solution is to strip off the old [...]

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by The U.S. National Archives Modern day houses are implementing wooden floors in architectural designs. Wood is perfect for flooring because it is elastic and flexible. It has a smoother effect which is lacking in concrete floors, while its only limitation is its natural characteristics. Expansion and contraction of wood from moisture and temperature fluctuation [...]

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by National Library of Scotland Softwood and Hardwood Wooden flooring is an art form to itself, from thin strip hardwood floors to wide plank flooring and tropical hardwood flooring. Having the correct wooden floor within the correct interior space has been one of the key design elements for centuries of many great homes and buildings. [...]

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by Texas State Archives   Fir floors are one of the most beautiful floors found in many homes throughout North America. It was one of the most popular types of flooring installed here for many years because of its easy availability. But fir floors have many unique characteristics compared to true hardwood floors like red [...]

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by National Library of Scotland This specialized epoxy coating can create chemically resistant barriers over concrete, plastic, steel, wood, and even asphalt. To avoid liability and minimize impact from hazardous chemical spills secondary containment areas and sump pumps are used. Prevent incidental or catastrophic spills from damaging or contaminating surrounding areas. This coating is durable [...]

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by National Library of Scotland Laminate flooring differs in price for the type of flooring that you decide to purchase but not so much in the cost of the installation. Factors that weigh on the prices of laminate flooring may include warranties, durability and many more. The type of the laminate flooring that you decide [...]

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by Cornell University Library Adhesive: A substance capable of holding materials together by surface attachment. It is a general term and includes cements, mucilage, and paste, as well as glue. Anisotropic: Exhibiting different properties when measured along different axes. In general, fibrous materials such as wood are anisotropic. Balanced Construction: A construction such [...]

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