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Seasonal Expansion and Shrinkage in Hardwood Floors

If you have hardwood flooring, you’ve probably noticed that cracks seem to appear in the winter, and then disappear or fade away in the summer. This is not a sign of a problem with your flooring though, as this shrinkage and expansion is quite normal. In fact, wooden flooring that has been properly prepared and installed will indeed show seasonal cracks between the floorboards. The size and the severity of the gap, however, will depend on several factors. Homeowners should not

Powderpost Beetles? The Importance to Guard Against it

“If all mankind were to disappear, the world would regenerate back to the rich state of equilibrium that existed ten thousand years ago. If insects were to vanish, the environment would collapse into chaos.” Source: E. O. Wilson If you’ve never heard of powderpost beetles, you are not alone. Moreover, you probably have no idea the amount of chaos these little buggers can cause. Second only to termites in terms of ability to damage wood, these tiny, destructive pests can do a

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Plantation Grown Seringa: The Advantages of This Unique Hardwood Flooring Species

October 28, 2015 It’s no secret that hardwood flooring is a popular choice among homeowners. Hardwood floors offer a classic look and incredible durability that can withstand nearly any lifestyle. There are many common hardwood flooring types to choose from, ranging from Pine and Oak to Maple and Cherry. However, if you’re interested in a new hardwood flooring option, it maybe worth considering a lesser-known species that can give your home a unique feel. One great option to check out is

Yale Study: Save Forests by Planting, Cutting More Trees

Cut down the trees and you’ll save the forest. A new study led by Yale University concluded that using wood, rather than employing steel and concrete, in building and bridge construction would significantly prune the levels of global carbon dioxide emissions and fossil fuel consumption. To an outsider, this may seem illogical. Cutting down forests, especially when those forests are located on public land, has received heat in the media. If trees store carbon, getting rid of them would unload destructive