Milwaukee hard wood floor company educates home owners on American Black Walnut and Southern Yellow Pine 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 American Black Walnut & Southern Yellow Pine as types of material that can be used for beautiful and long lasting wood floors.
American Black Walnut for Flooring
The American Black Walnut heartwood ranges from a deep rich dark brown to a purplish black in color. Sapwood is nearly white to tan. The difference between heartwood and sapwood color is great. Some flooring manufacturers steam lumber to bleed the darker heartwood color into the sapwood, which results in a more uniform color. The grain of this species of wood is mostly straight and open but some boards have burled or curly grain. The arrangement of pores is similar to hickories and persimmon, but the woods pores are smaller in size. There are variations within species and grades of this type of wood.
There is a great variety of color and figure within the species, as well as a variation of color among individual boards, especially in lower grades and from material that isn’t steamed prior to the kiln-drying process. This type of wood has an average dimensional stability and no known problems when the wood is nailed. There should be no problems sanding or finishing this wood type. It is actually frequently used as a highlight material for borders and inlay techniques. It is ready available for purchase and comes from North America.
Southern Yellow Pine for Flooring
The Southern Yellow Pine species of wood is very beautiful. The heartwood ranges from light yellow/orange to reddish brown to yellowish brown. Sapwood is light tan to yellowish white. The grain is closed with high figuring patterns that range from clear to knotty. There are variations within this species. It has many of the same characteristics as Douglas fir. Old-growth lumber in these varieties has substantially higher density and is more stable than second-growth material. One of the things that make this a good choice is that it has an above average dimensional stability. There are no problems when nailing into it. When it comes to sanding, resin in wood tends to clog abrasives, so frequent sand paper changes will be necessary with this species. When it comes to staining this type of wood, it may be difficult. To reduce this woods tendency to repel finish coats, surface resins can be removed with a 100% pure (not recycled) solvent that is compatible with the finish that you will be using. (Do not use water) This type of wood is generally manufactured for flooring with no end-match. Sometimes this wood is “distressed” to create an antique look to it. You can easily obtain this type of wood for flooring in North America.
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, or learn about custom wood styles or the company’s inlay and medallion installation services, phone Keith Allman at 414-378-2066.
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