Milwaukee & Tampa Bay hard wood floor company educates home owners on Australian Cypress and Iroko types of wood species that can be used successfully for flooring.
Royal Wood Floors specializes in hard wood floor refinishing and installing hard wood floors in the greater Milwaukee area and has been highly successful for over 15 years. “After servicing or installing a new floor, we make a point of providing the following as a special series of tips for every customer in order to ensure that their floors are protected and provide that stunning hard wood beauty for as long as possible”, says Keith Allman who owns Royal Wood Floors. He continues to say, “there are a variety of problems that can affect the beauty and life of hard wood floors and once these are isolated they can be handled properly so that the hard wood lasts for years the way it should”. “We feel that by educating the home owner they can be better equipped to tackle a project themselves or will know what to ask and expect when working with professionals”, he ends.
In many cases a wood floor that has lost its luster can be restored with a buff and coat project or a full restoration. The way to find out is to contact Royal Wood Floors and schedule a free estimate where their professionals will evaluate exactly what must be done to restore the hard wood floors natural beauty. In this article we examine Australian Cypress & Iroko as types of material that can be used for beautiful and long lasting wood floors.
What is Australian Cypress Wood?
The beautiful colors of the Australian Cypress sapwood are cream colored. The heartwood is honey-gold to brown with darker knots throughout. The grain is closed but there is a high degree of color variability.
In terms of the wood types workability, when nailing, the wood can be brittle and splits tongues easily. In sanding, there is a tendency to clog paper due tom its high resin content. Hardplating and screening may leave swirls. Screening more than twice may be necessary. The knots are extremely hard and may cause wave in the floor. A 12 by 18-inch oscillating sander is recommended as the final screening to minimize the scratch patterns.
In finishing, the knots may cause drying problems. This type of wood has a potential for respiratory/allergic reactions. The origin is Australia and is readily available.
What is Iroko Wood?
Iroko has a light to medium brown color when newly installed. It has a significant color change and turns to brown, dark brown over time. The grain of this wood has an interlocked medium grain to a coarse texture. There is a dramatic difference in between quartersawn and flatsawn product.
There are no known problems in terms of nailing or sanding.
When finishing, staining and/or bleaching this species may be difficult to complete. There are no known finish compatibility problems known. Dust is known to cause both contact dermatitis and respiratory reactions. The origin of this type of wood is Africa and it is moderately available.
These types of wood species are both very workable for use in creating beautiful and long lasting floors.“The best way to make sure that your hard wood floors are protected and as beautiful as they naturally can be, is to always do the research first or seek professional help. The types of wood species such as the ones described here can be used to create beautiful and long lasting hard wood floors,” says Allman.
For more information about this experienced and professional hardwood floor restoration and new installation company, or to schedule repairs by these wood floor refinishing contractors, phone Keith Allman at 414-378-2066 if in the Milwaukee, WI region or 813-512-0298 in the New Port Richey/Tampa Bay area.
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