Below are some of the commonly asked questions we receive at Universal Carpet when it comes to hardwood flooring.
Take a look a the Janka Hardness rating below to learn more about the durability and hardness of popular wood flooring options:
- American Black Cherry - 950
- American Black Walnut - 1010
- Yellow Birch - 1260
- Red Oak - 1290
- White Ash - 1320
- White Oak - 1360
- Hard Maple - 1450
- Santos Mahogany - 2200
- Brazilian Cherry - 2345
- Brazilian Teak - 3540
- Brazilian Walnut - 3680
- Ebony - 3692
Prefinished flooring has a tight micro-beveled edge, and unfinished floors come end matched with a square edge that will need to be finished on-site at your home or commercial location.
Yes, this is why it is not recommended to have this material installed in bathrooms or basements. Excessive moisture can cause the wood to warp, rot, or bend.
It is not recommended for you to get this material installed in the basement. A basement could experience problems with water seepage which will damage the wood.
Use a dust mop, broom, or vacuum to prevent the build-up of dirt, dust, and grime on the floor.
Use the manufacturer's recommended cleaner and a soft clot on the stain and scrub at it until it is removed. Never use any abrasive tools or cleaners, such as wax.
Put in place a regular cleaning routine to prevent the build-up of any grime. Also, be sure to use area rugs and plastic floor protectors to keep the floor from fading or experiencing a lot of wear and tear in high foot-traffic areas.