Thursday, July 24, 2014
Know the Most Popular Species of Hardwood Flooring in Los Angeles
"During the colonial era, cherry trees were sought after for food, medicine, and home furnishings. Comprising roughly four percent of the hardwood flooring market, cherry flooring is rather hard to come by. It has a red to reddish-brown hue, with a straight grain and smooth texture, but gets dark when exposed to light. Cherry flooring isn’t as strong as red oak due to its medium density. Much like cherry, hard maple is also a minority in the hardwood market, but like cherry, it also has an impressive historical profile. It is most known for its light to dark reddish-brown color, straight grain, and uniform texture, and it gives a very good example of why Los Angeles hardwood flooring should be fitted, not nailed. This is because hardwoods like hard maple split easily, which is why pre-boring must be done before driving a nail or screw."