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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Armstrong Flooring introduced the recipients of the 2017 Thomas Armstrong Awards, honoring distributors who exemplify…

The post Armstrong Flooring Announces Recipients of the Second Annual Thomas Armstrong Awards, Recognizing Excellence in Distribution appeared first on Hardwood Floors Magazine.

Armstrong Flooring introduced the recipients of the 2017 Thomas Armstrong Awards, honoring distributors who exemplify integrity, a resilience of spirit and deep dedication to their customers. Recipients were honored at a special awards event at the International Surfaces Show last month in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“Our founder, Thomas Armstrong, set forth to ‘Let the Buyer Have Faith,’ standing behind products to give each customer confidence in their purchase,” said CEO Don Maier. “This way of doing business set us apart then, and it sets us apart now, along with our ability to collaborate and innovate for the people we are here to serve–distributors, retailers and consumers.”

The 2017 Award Winners are:

  • Distributor of the Year: BELKNAP WHITE GROUP.
  • Commercial Distributor of the Year: FLORSTAR SALES.
  • Wood Distributor of the Year: DERR FLOORING.
    Residential Resilient: BELKNAP WHITE GROUP.
  • LVT Distributor of the Year: BELKNAP WHITE GROUP.
  • VCT Distributor of the Year: FLORSTAR SALES.

“Armstrong Flooring is proud to recognize these partners and anticipates many years of success together. The winners are reminders that successful and sustaining growth is only possible through a shared commitment and sustained action,” said Maier.

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