Daily Grind – April: Floor Damage & Jatoba Hardwood
Welcome to April’s edition of The Daily Grind, the place to find the latest flooring news, ideas and how tos, for professionals & DIYers, lovingly curated by the Floor Sanding Experts.
This month: discover how to protect your floor from damage in the first two months, get the latest from Harrogate’s biggest flooring show yet and take a closer look at one of Brazil’s finest flooring exports: Jatoba hardwood.
How to Avoid Floor Damage
Did you know that a third of new flooring sustains damage in the first two months? According to a survey by UK Flooring Direct, shared on Real Homes Magazine, 33% of us take such bad care of our new floors that they get damaged almost as soon as they’re installed.
Fortunately, this handy snippet has some answers and some excellent advice to keep your floor in flawless nick. Listing the top 5 causes of damage, and offering a couple of concise pointers, this post will help you steer clear of floor ruination and keep your boards looking better for longer.
2015’s Flooring Show Will be Bigger Than Ever
With space at The Flooring Show in Harrogate (20-22 September 2015) already 85% sold, organisers have promised to make more space to accommodate popular demand. In this article for the Contract Flooring Journal, you’ll discover the latest news from the big event, along with details of some of the most important exhibitors you will find on show come autumn. From demo areas, to a comedy night, this flooring event is set to be bigger and better than ever before.
Jatoba Hardwood: A Closer Look
Here at Floor Sanding Expert, we relish the opportunity to get hands on with really beautiful materials. Armstrong.com is full of excellent resources which offer everyone from home owners to floor sanders an expert look at some of the best flooring options on the market – including this post all about Brazilian jatoba hardwood.
Also known as Brazilian cherry wood, this material offers warmth and richness in spades. Twice as resilient as red oak, scratch resistant and available in hues from salmon red to orange brown, this is a wood well worth considering if you’re creating a cosy interior.
What type of solid wood flooring would you love to have in your home? Did your new floor get damaged in the first two months? How do you protect yours? Share your picks and opinions with other readers below.