Posts by macwoods

What is a Janka Hardness Rating and How Important is it?

What is a Janka Rating and How Important is it? #JankaRating

A Janka rating is a hardness estimate given to wood. In hardwood flooring, the score is used to determine the durability of hardwood species that it might be suitable for a home. No matter what species you’re interested in, chances are, it has already undergone the Janka hardness test. Use this guide to understand precisely…

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What you need to Know about Prefinished Hardwood Flooring vs Unfinished

What you need to Know about Prefinished vs Unfinished Hardwood Flooring

For many years, unfinished hardwood flooring was the backbone of this particular niche of the flooring industry. But prefinished hardwood flooring has been rapidly becoming more popular among both residential and commercial customers in recent years. If you’re going to run a tally and go by popularity alone, prefinished selections would probably have the edge…

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Species Profile: Brazilian Walnut (Ipe)

Species Profile: Brazilian Walnut (IPE)

“Ipe” or Brazilian Walnut (Ocotea Porosa) is a favorite hardwood flooring option often seen in higher-end decor. Because of its beauty and durability, it’s a dearly beloved hardwood species. Despite the name, it has no relationship to the true Walnut tree — and, that’s just one fun fact. Now, let’s take a closer look at one…

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What are the Benefits of High-Quality Oak Flooring?

What are the Best Features of High-Quality Oak Flooring?

This is a guest post contributed by Zac Ferry, an experienced writer, blogger, and social media promoter. He provides valuable information which helps readers to get more ideas. Follow him on Google+ and Twitter to see what he shares next. Solid oak flooring is insanely popular because of its durability. It is suitable for all types of…

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5 Grueling Facts You Must Face Before You Invest in Rental Property

5 Grueling Facts You Must Face Before You Invest in Rental Property

Many wise investors realize that rental property is a great way to grow long-term wealth. With the homes being well taken care of, the maintenance of multiple houses is not astronomical, and you make a decent amount of money on a monthly basis from each rental property you own. While this seems like a simple…

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This is How to Choose the Best Hardwood Flooring for any Home

How to Choose the Best Hardwood Flooring for Your Home

So, you’re thinking about retiring your old floors, or you’re moving into a new space, and you’re interested in a natural, easy-to-maintain flooring choice. Of course, hardwood is an excellent pick for many people — it’s easier to clean than carpets and is known to stand the test of time. But, there are so many available…

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Granite, Quartz, and Marble: Explore Your Kitchen Countertop Choices

Granite, Quartz, and Marble: Explore Your Kitchen Countertop Choices

Whether you choose granite, quartz, or marble — your kitchen countertop will have a significant impact on the style and functionality of your home. So, before deciding which material you want, go through these points; ask yourself, what is the final look I want? Do you want a smooth, luxurious look or do you want…

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5 Reasons to Use 3D Printing in the Furniture Industry

3D Printing in the Furniture Industry

Recent technology has made manufacturing more accessible and affordable than ever before. While there are many advancements, 3D printing is the most noticeable and the most powerful. Furniture designers and manufacturers can both benefit from 3D printing technology. These changes are meaning not only more customization options for consumers but also more design freedom for…

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How to Choose Flooring When Building A New Construction Home

Hardwood Flooring in New Construction Home

Choosing the floors for your new construction home can be so exciting. With a plethora of great options to choose from, and an opportunity to customize the look and feel of each room to your exact liking, starting from scratch is rewarding. However, exciting as it may be, there are often a mound of questions…

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