What Type of a Wood Floor is Best for My Kitchen?

Wood Species
Go with the hardest species you can find. Oak and ash are some of the strongest domestic wood species used in the manufacture of wood floors. Rich grain and exquisite texture of these species will not only make the floor look beautiful and unique, but also help disguise small dents and scratches that are bound to occur over time.

Surface Texture
Wood floors with a light texture and a polished finish are gorgeous, but will they look just as spotlessly perfect after a few pots, pans, and jars have been dropped on your floor? Probably not, which is why highly textured wood species and wire brushed finishes work so well in kitchens and other high trafficked areas. If anything, the floor only ends up looking better over time!

  • Installing Hardwood Flooring In a Kitchen
    In a kitchen, you want to make sure that you purchase a very dense, durable hardwood, and stay away from softwood floors that will be more prone to water damage and staining issues.

  • Finish Options for Natural Wood Flooring
    The protective coat created by this process is much more potent than anything that can be applied on site and can last up to five times longer than traditional self-applied finishes.

  • Maintaining Hardwood Floors In a Kitchen
    The most important thing that you can do to maintain your hardwood kitchen floors is to keep constant vigilance over them. You can test the finish on the floor by pouring a very small amount of water on it in some of the most highly trafficked areas. If it beads up the finish is fine.

  • How To Care for a Hardwood Floor
    The drawback is that the refinishing process is a big, messy job. It involves taking almost everything out of the kitchen and then bringing in big, loud equipment that sends sawdust flying through the air in every direction.

  • The Advantages of Hardwood In Kitchens
    Hardwood provides you with a softer, more yielding surface to stand on than most tile and hard surface flooring options. This also makes it less likely that items will shatter if accidentally dropped.

  • Floods and Leaks in Kitchens
    Unfortunately, each utensil that ties into the plumbing of your house, is a potential disaster waiting to happen. Small leaks can cause standing puddles, that will wear through the finish and seep down cracks to rot the floor from within.​​

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a2z, Inc. announced the launch of The International Surface Event VIBE @ TISE Program at…

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a2z, Inc. announced the launch of The International Surface Event VIBE @ TISE Program at The International Surface Event (TISE) in January 2019. The VIBE @ TISE Program is a unique networking event which will enable pre-qualified buyers and suppliers to connect with, meet, and do business with each other in an exclusive setting.

“We are very excited to partner with The International Surface Event and introduce the VIBE @ TISE Program,” said Bill McGlade, Sr. Director of Emerging Business, a2z. Inc. “This program allows the International Surface Event to offer additional ROI and value to their show audience as well as add a whole new experience to the excitement already present at The International Surface Event. These qualified and highly matched meetings will ensure suppliers are showcasing the newest and innovative products to allow the buyers to make purchasing decisions while at the event.”

The VIBE @ TISE, a hosted experiential program, bridges the gap between buyers and suppliers by providing meaningful business engagements through 1-on-1 appointments and experiences to foster trust and deepen business relations.

“SURFACES is definitely one of the highlights of our year. We introduce all of our new products at the show. We truly appreciate the support The International Surface Event team provides our business, and the VIBE @ TISE Program is another example of dedication they have to the exhibitors.  With this program, they are bringing in specialty, high-end buyers for us to market and network to.” says Jay Kopelson, VP of Corporate Accounts at Mannington Mills

Powered by a2z, VIBE provides a 360-degree turnkey program which enables leading organizations to connect leading buyers with suppliers, and generate new and viable business relationships in their space.

“The International Surface Event team is excited to present VIBE @ TISE. TISE is known to be a beautiful design show and a buyer’s and seller’s marketplace for the floor covering, stone, and tile industry. This added layer of new, key executive buyers from all corners of the country and the development of an even deeper element of networking and purchasing will surely broaden the overall TISE experience for exhibitors and attendees.” Says Amie Gilmore, CEM, Director, Informa Exhibitions Design Group, The International Surface Event.

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