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The Janka Hardness Scale — Testing Flooring Durability
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The Janka Hardness Scale — Testing Flooring Durability

The Janka hardness scale is a way of measuring the density, hardness and resistance of various wood. The test is named after its creator, Gabriel Janka.  This brief guide looks at the Janka hardness scale for testing flooring durability. It explores common hardwoods that have a good rating on the Janka scale. The guide also…

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How to Choose the Best Decking Wood

How to Choose the Best Decking Wood Creating the home of your dreams is a passion project. There is nothing quite like beautifying your home in a way that adds value and brings joy to you and your family. One way to bring this dream to life is by adding a deck to your home….

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Maintaining Hardwood Floors With Pets

Your new furry friend loves to run around and play inside your house, but what does this mean for your hardwood floors? Or, what does having a pet mean when you want to install new and beautiful hardwood floors? You can enjoy the best of both worlds with the right maintenance tips — your beloved…

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Janka Ratings for Common Varieties of Wood like Oak, Hickory, Yellow Birch, Cherry, and Maple
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Hardwood Flooring Saw Cuts

Hardwood flooring is a popular product with modern consumers, and for good reason. It’s clean, durable, and attractive. While the floor’s appearance is partly determined by the type of wood you choose, the way the wood is cut is also an important factor. Not only does it have a bearing on the appearance of the…

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Wood Flooring Terminology Guide

Wood Flooring Terminology If you’re using or planning to use reclaimed wood or any wood for your building project, you probably share the pride we have at Superior Hardwoods of Montana in making use of this amazing material. Reclaimed wood imbues your project with the rich history of the original life of that wood, whether…

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Types of Hardwood Flooring Finishes
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Hardwood Flooring Finishes

After you’ve installed your luxurious hardwood flooring, you will want to apply a sealer and floor finish to enhance its durability and maintain its appearance over time. Since there are so many finish types for real hardwood, it’s helpful to know each of the pros and cons to make the right decision. Explore the most common…

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white Oak Select (Better) Flooring
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Traditional Series – Narrow Flooring

The Traditional Series features narrower strips of wood that were heavily used in the 1940s and 50s. The unfinished narrow hardwood flooring in this series exudes a generational nostalgic feel that is reminiscent of “grandma’s house.” Any of the thin wood flooring options within this series are a great choice for a traditional look at…

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Old growth reclaimed wood
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Top 10 Reasons to Choose Reclaimed Wood

Why choose to use reclaimed wood in and around your home or for your next construction or building project? For many people, having wood that’s rich in history and character adds a certain beauty, charm and story to their surroundings. For some, it’s the conservation element that makes reclaimed wood their number one choice. Still…

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Top 2024 Hardwood Flooring Trends

Hardwood flooring plays a significant role in setting the overall tone, look and feel of a property. While high-end fittings and ornate architectural flourishes command attention, durable hardwood floors add warmth, elegance and charm, which can boost your home’s value. While you can’t go wrong with any type of hardwood flooring, a few types emerge…

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Selling a Home: Best Flooring Options for Resale Value

Before purchasing a property, you might be surprised to know that its flooring type can significantly impact its resale value.  From hardwood and vinyl to tile and carpet, you’ll want to consider the best flooring before purchasing or selling your home or business space. On average, homeowners can expect to make a higher return for…

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