Helping you DESIGN the Life of Your Dreams DeAnnaRadaj...Helping You Design the Life of Your Dreams From the Outside In
We're back after our brief, summer jaunts!....Here's some house-keeping updates:
***You want AT LEAST 3 layers of wood criss-crossed for stability and to help increase floor durability & lifetime. This will also help to minimize the expansion/contraction of the wood due to humidity fluctuations in the space.***
Also, when deciding what to purchase, that you can only sand/stain hardwood up to 3x to change the look or repair scratches until you hit the nails and subfloor. This is where you have to weigh the "waste" factor as in hardwood flooring, this unseen, bottom portion IS hardwood. In engineered flooring this is the softwood-so not so much waste and not as expensive.
Lastly, something new in flooring is the laser jet cutting capability that is being used to "laser cut" designs into the wood and inlaying other species of wood, or even stone or metal for a REALLY unique look. A design is scanned into a computer, and the machine literally cuts out the design in the wood that is fed through...It's AMAZING! This is perfect for foyers, hallways or even dining rooms where you can "cut" a rug to help anchor the table. While rather expensive, this is an incredible way to create a focal point, make your mark on your home and add something that not many people currently have in their home. If interested, see waht cost would be to do ina small space and go from there. I've also seen designs where they utilize this for a "border" around a room and then lay a traditional wood floor for the body of the room.
***Check out Paris Ceramics and ITLAS for their flooring offerings***
Until next time....DeAnna