One thing Floor Sanding Surrey is known for is our long board lengths. Our standard hardwood flooring comes in lengths up to 8 ft and our broad plank and engineered flooring comes in lengths up to ten feet.
If you compare our floors to most quality hardwood flooring producers, you’ll discover our ordinary board lengths are nearly double sector standards. We bought boxes of red oak flooring from 4 of the largest North American hardwood flooring manufacturers and discovered the ordinary board spans for every to be somewhere between 27 to 29 inches. The average board length in our red pine is 48-54″. This is a considerable difference. Longer lengths provide greater visual continuity and a nicer appearance, whereas brief planks seem very choppy. The reason behind our long board spans is quite simple. We use better lumber. Before we began making hardwood floors our sole business was selling tough kiln dried timber. Our clients consisted of kitchen cabinet, furniture, and hardwood flooring producers. We knew what timber was typically utilized in what business.
The select and better (FAS) lumber was used to create mouldings and cut because long planks were required. The #1 common timber was used to make kitchen cabinets, and 2-3 typical lumber was used to make hardwood flooring. This implies hardwood flooring manufacturers needed to cut between the knots from the boards to get clear bits, giving them very short spans. We use better and select and #1 common lumber to create our flooring that have fewer knots to be trimmed out giving us longer lengths. We knew what quality of timber other flooring manufacturers were using, because we had been selling it to them. We determined that to set us apart we’d use a higher grade to give us more lengths.
Long boards are particularly important in wide plank flooring. The wider the planks, the choppier a floor with short spans will seem. You may think this would be common sense but the vast majority of wide plank flooring on the market come in 8-6 or even 4′ boxes. Our wide plank floor comes in lengths up to 10 feet with a mean length between 6 and 7 feet. These spans give you a lovely flowing appearance you would expect from a rustic wide plank floor. Below on the left is a competitors wide plank floor and beneath the right is a Floor Sanding Surrey . Can you observe the difference in board lengths. If you are shopping around for hardwood flooring, you’ll observe that virtually no producers will post exactly what their ordinary board lengths are. Does this perhaps indicate they’re hiding something? It’s up to you to learn. If you’re in a flooring store and the salesperson can not tell you definitively what the ordinary board length is going to be, ask them to start a box that you watch for yourself.