The Janka hardness test measures the resistance of a sample of wood to denting and wear. It measures the force required to embed an 11.28 millimeters (0.444 in) diameter steel ball halfway into a sample of wood.
A scale to determine popularity of a species of wood.
A hardness rating to determine whether a species is suitable for use as flooring.
A scale to measure the weight of a species of wood.
Most hardwoods have a higher density than most softwoods.
Engineered wood, also called composite wood, man-made wood, or manufactured board, includes a range of derivative wood products which are manufactured by binding or fixing the strands, particles, fibers, or veneers or boards of wood, together with adhesi
Genetically modified wood products.
Derivative wood products manufactured together with adhesives to form composite materials.
"Wood-like" materials made from plastic and other materials.
Solid hardwood floors are made of planks milled from a single piece of timber. Solid hardwood floors were originally used for structural purposes, being installed perpendicular to the wooden support beams of a building known as joists or bearers.
100% hardwood milled from individual boards of lumber.
A thin layer of natural wood over a plywood base.
If your floors are about ¾“ thick or more they can be refinished 4-6 times and depending on the type of finish on the floor, it may only need to be refinished every 7-14 years.
Every 25 years
When you sand and refinish your wood floor, generally around 1 mm is removed. The number of times you are able to refinish your floors has to do with the wear layer which typically ranges from 4-6mm.
Around 1 mm.
Refinishing does not affect the wear layer.
When we refer to patina, we refer to the look of the face that’s been aged by exposure to natural elements or treated with man made products that alter the surface’s appearance.
Wood that has been sanded and painted.
Wood that has signs of wear and tear like nail holes and physical weathering.
Wood that is harvested from the Patina forest in New Zealand.
Sapwood is the living, outermost portion of a woody stem or branch, while heartwood is the dead, inner wood, which often comprises the majority of a stem's cross-section. You can usually distinguish sapwood from heartwood by its lighter color.
The dead, inner wood, which often comprises the majority of the wood's spine.
The living, outermost portion of a woody branch or log.
Ipe is also known as Ironwood©, Pau Lope, Brazilian Cherry, Cambera, Brazilian Walnut flooring, Greenheart wood, Jatoba, purple heart wood, massaranduba to name a few. These are not all Ipe, but they are from closely related species and are frequently use
Reclaimed wood is any wood used for building or furniture that's already served a purpose in a previous life. That means it comes from a wide variety of places, each with its own unique history. Many of the reclaimed timbers WoodCo sells are hand-sewn bea
Wood that is reclaimed from other wood manufacturers and resold.
Repurposed wood that comes from a variety of places including barns.
New wood that comes from various forests in the U.S.
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