What Wood To Choose For Your Flooring? – Experts In Hardwood Flooring

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Engineered Oak, Ash or Walnut! What Wood to Choose For Your Flooring?
For flooring, you may opt for wood, tile, marble or even concrete depending on your choice of texture, color and also the amount of time you’re willing to spend on maintaining the quality of the flooring. If you have opted for wood, you’ve opted for the most environmentally friendly, easy to care for and economical material for your flooring. If you have chosen engineered wood flooring, you have most obviously kept in mind its versatility and resilience. The next step for you is to choose among almost 50 species of wood flooring. For your convenience, we’ll list down three of the most available domestic wood species and compare them in respect of durability, color and grain patterns.
Durability: For comparing strength and hardness, we’ll refer to the Janka Scale. It is used to indicate how hard a plank of wood is. It was designed to measure the embedding force while trying to embed half diameter of a 0.444-inch ball into any certain species of wood. According to the Janka scale, the hardest wood among the three is walnut wood flooring with a reading of 3680. Next come White Oak and Tasmanian Oak with a reading of 1360 and 1350 respectively. The softest one is Engineered Ash wood flooring with a reading of 1320. So, it is entirely up to your lifestyle and the traffic in your house that will lead you to choose among these woods. If you are a single person who throws fewer parties or a retired couple, ash wood and oak wood can be on your list of choices. But if you are a young couple with kids and pets, it is better for you to choose walnut. Although exotic, it will provide you with the longer serving period than the softer hardwoods.
Color: This is entirely dependent on your choice and the furniture you own. Among white oak, heartwood is light brown with a few cases of a pinkish tint or a visible grayish cast whereas sapwood is in between white and cream. This light nature of white oak gives the room an airy feeling and also is the contemporary trend. Red oak is a little more reddish than white oak and often falls behind white oak for this very reason. Walnut can be a rich dark brown or even white to tan. This is a positive when you are looking for a gorgeous and contemporary flooring. With proper finishing, it can also double as a glamour vintage flooring.  Ash wood is usually creamy white to yellow. If you are going for a neutral and classy look, Ash wood’s color may be just the right one for you. So lining up from lightest to darkest we get, Ash wood flooring, engineered Oak wood flooring and Walnut wood flooring.
Grain: Oak and walnut have very open grain, that is, they have visibly larger pores. Ash has bold, moderately open and straight grains.  Oak has swirls and blurs and occasionally flake patterns called tiger rays or butterflies. Ash has wavy figuring. Walnut is mostly straight with smaller pores. So, regarding grains, it is entirely up to you to choose among the many designs and texture.

Hardwood Floor Refinishing Gardnerville Nevada & Renovation

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According to a report from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) wood dust can be a likely health problem when it becomes airborne from processes like sanding. Breathing this dust may cause both allergic and non-allergic respiratory symptoms.  Additionally, the chemicals found in older flooring finishes can also contribute to further respiratory issues and even some types of cancer.  

At Sharp Wood Floors, we utilize a dustless sanding system.  This process features specialized machines that include vacuum hoses, filters and collection containers that can capture up to 99.9% of the dust created from the hardwood floor refinishing processes.

Almost All Old Floors Can Be Saved

In addition to beauty and long-lasting natural durability, old hardwood floors can offer the extra appeal of charm and allure. But, with the charm can also come stains, squeaks and other signs of age.  At Sharp Wood Floors in Reno, NV, we offer a wide range of hardwood flooring services including “Dustless Sanding” technology for floor restoration and repair.

We Do the Work So You Don’t Have To

Let Sharp Wood Floors take the worry out of hardwood floor renovation.  Our skilled professionals will come to your home and examine your hardwood floors.  Then they will help you decide the best course of action to bring them back to life.  Get the best looking Hardwood Flooring in Reno with Sharp Wood Floors!

Press Release | Sharp Wood Floors

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Monday 28 Aug 2017

Sharp Wood Floors has created a new hardwood floor renovating service in Reno Nevada to target customers with hardwood flooring repair and restoration needs, or looking to install brand-new hardwood floors.

Sharp Wood Floors prepares for new hardwood restoration customers this week.   In response to demand for hardwood flooring renovation and repairs, customers can contact Mike Sharp at Sharp Wood Floors for a free consultation. 

Sharp Wood Floors strive to help customers find a reputable hardwood flooring company in Reno and the surrounding cities.  Sharp Wood Floors is part of a growing trend to install rustic & classic hardwood floors, restore old hardwood floors, and provide hardwood floor cleaning services at a reasonable price.

This product is for current hardwood floor owners, people who need floor repairs, and clients looking to upgrade their home with this warm, classic, and affordable flooring product.

Mike Sharp, Owner  of Sharp Wood Floors, explains: “My vision is to provide our clients with world-class hardwood flooring installation’s and restoration services.  I come from 3 generations of hardwood installers, so I take immense pride in my work .”

The established hardwood flooring company offers flooring renovation, rustic hardwood floor installs, floor cleaning, and other basic installation services. Sharp Wood Floors works by setting up a free consultation, provide in-home hardwood samples, and providing a quote that suits your needs.

The company also plans to provide reclaimed wood renovation and a wider selection of hardwood flooring products for their clients to choose from.  

Prior to launching the company’s founder Mike Sharp, Owner worked as a hardwood installer in Arizona.  With over 60 years of collective experience, Mike Sharp and Sharp Wood Floors brings respectability and fine craftsmanship into the hardwood flooring industry.

For more information contact: Mike Sharp  (480) 338-8783 mike@sharpwoodfloors.com

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About Sharp Wood Floors

Sharp Wood Floors  is a hardwood flooring company in Northern Nevada.  The company was Founded in 1947 to help customers with hardwood flooring repair or first-time clients looking to install brand-new hardwood floors.  


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