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 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 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 A kit-based approach to selling epoxy floor coatings is now being used to target both industrial and home users. These all-in-one kits have been developed with the recognition that people want to buy solutions not products. This outcome-based concept ensures that all of the goals for the floor are met and [...]

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by Cornell University Library Solid Hardwood Milled from one piece of wood, solid wood floorboards are generally three-quarters of an inch (3/4″) thick. Solid hardwood can be installed above or on grade, but you don’t want to install this type of wood below grade, since moisture makes it expand and contract. Remember: if even part [...]

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by Smithsonian Institution In the by-gone years cottages and houses had wood floorboards, which were generally made up from random width floorboards. In today’s age this method of flooring can be still be achieved with the random width solid oak floorboards. With today’s modern machine technology, it is relatively quick and easy to change the [...]

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by The Field Museum Library White oak wood flooring has been an enduring feature of quality homes for generations. Oak floors are strong and durable as well as pleasing to the eye. This is one of the most important hardwood species as it is almost impermeable to moisture (the enemy of hardwood floors) and for [...]

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by National Library of Scotland   In the wood flooring industry, the term ‘old growth’ continues to be the subject of interpretation and controversy. At Madera Floors we make it our business to know more about wood than any other company, and to educate our customers so that they can make more informed purchasing decisions. [...]

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by Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest Normally, plenty of people would choose lower-cost materials such as tiles and VCT flooring. But then again, you have to remember that these types of flooring will not last too long, especially in wet conditions. They are porous and can be breeding grounds for germs, not to [...]

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