Friday, 25 August 2017

Hardwood flooring - luxury or necessary?

Hardwood flooring - luxury or necessary?

Everyone wants to have luxurious and beautiful homes and for that they are willing to spend money on them. Flooring is quite important factor in each home interior and it completes the whole look of the area. Nowadays flooring for homes is available in different materials. An old saying says that while building a new house, flooring is the thing which cannot be ignored. This is why the elegance and benefits of hardwood flooring can not be ignored. Solid hardwood is a versatile flooring it is a good choice for main living areas, kitchens, dens and offices and many more! Hardwood floors handle the foot traffic better than any other floor type. When you have children with many toys, and even dogs or other pets this is the right choice for your home interior.With a quality protective coat, along with normal maintenance and cleaning, hardwood floors will be looking great for many decades. This is a seriously durable flooring option. One more benefit of a hardwood floors is that they are easy to clean, and allergens can be removed quickly with a slightly damp mop. Even if one day you need to sale the property with a hardwood floors, they bring quality, warmth and elegance that can make them great advantage! These floors can be refinished five to seven times before they need to be replaced. Therefore, their life can extend to hundred years or more. If you compare the total cost of a hardwood flooring over fifty years with other types that need to be replaced every three years- the cost is quite competitive ! So luxury or necessary, we think that it is much more of a smart choice!

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

New Southgate Floor Sanding


1. Quebracho - From the Spanish “quebrar hacha,” which literally means
“axe breaker.” Aptly named, wood in the Schinopsis genus is among the
heaviest and hardest in the world.
2. Lignum Vitae -Widely accepted as the hardest wood in the world–this
wood has been listed as an endangered species and is listed in CITES.
 Consider Verawood as a very close substitute.
3. Gidgee - This Australian endemic is both very heavy and very strong.
 Some pieces are dark enough to be used as an ebony substitute: one that’s
even harder than the original article.
4. Snakewood - It’s easy to see what makes Snakewood so unique–its patterns
and markings resemble the skin of a snake. Limited supply and high demand
make this one of the most expensive woods on eart.
5. Verawood - Sometimes called Argentine Lignum Vitae, this wood is a gem:
inexpensive, great olive-green color, beautiful feathery grain pattern, and
it takes a great natural polish on the lathe.
6. Camelthorn - Formerly classified as a member of the Acacia genus, this
south African hardwood is a tough customer. The wood is stubbornly hard,
and the tree is protected by giant sharp thorns.
7. African Blackwood - In some parts of the world, this wood has achieved
an almost legendary status. Historical evidence points to this wood
(rather than Diospyros spp.) being the original “ebony.”
8. Black Ironwood - Pieces are very seldom seen for sale, as this tree is
too small to produce commercially viable lumber. Like the unrelated
Desert Ironwood, Black Ironwood is an excellent choice for small
turning projects.
9. Katalox / Wamara - Some pieces can be just about a dark as true ebony,
 while others are a more reddish brown with black streaks. So much depth
in the Swartzia genus, there’s something for everyone!
10. Cebil- Also known as Curupay or by the exaggerated name Patagonian
Rosewood, Cebil is not a true rosewood. It has a highly variable streaked
appearance not too unlike Goncalo Alves.

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

If you are ready for new flooring or restoration of your old ones - now is the time! You can talk with our friendly agents and ask for help in sanding services, our information guides will kindly answer to each question you have for the procedure.

It truly is after the sanding procedure is done you will understand that your floor may not have looked better even within the day you've bought it. Just follow these directions and it can modify the look of the dull, which makes it much warmer and much more modern. Contact us 24/7!