The Woodrights wide plank flooring blog

Keep up to date on all the latest wide plank flooring news and find great ideas and inspiration for your next wide plank flooring project. Our blog is the perfect place to spend some quality time with the Woodwrights team.

Entranceway ideas

An often-overlooked area in many homes is the entrance way.  Countless people spend a great deal of time making sure the design and layouts of their interior space is perfect but neglect to incorporate this important area into their plan.   Think about it: the...

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Engineered vs Laminate flooring

A lot of people confuse the terms "laminate" and "engineered" when talking about flooring, believing that both types are exactly the same. And while it is understandable that these definitions can be used interchangeably, there are great differences between the two....

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Adding dimension with a footworn surface treatment.

As wood floors experience years of use, softer grains begin to fade, making the hardier grains more prominent. This natural wearing process creates gentle rolling peaks and shallow valleys within the floor qnd If you've ever visited a colonial restoration such as...

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The Environmental Impact of Using Wood.

Many of us already know that wood is an endlessly renewable flooring material and properly managed forests reduce any negative environmental impact to near zero. But there are some other interesting environmental facts about wood flooring that you may not know about:...

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The Janka Rating System

I know I am really getting into the weeds here, but using the Janka Rating System is an important part in selecting the right wood for your wide plank flooring. Whenever we discuss a project with a client, we keep this rating system in the back of our minds in order...

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50 Shades of Ash.

Ash is a common tree that is found in almost every geographic region and is a close relative of the olive tree. The variety within the Ash family is staggering and off the top of my head, I can name 12 different types:   Black Ash: A very pliable wood found in...

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The growing popularity of Teak wide plank floors.

Teak seems to be gaining quite a bit of a following with our clients. We recently completed a few projects using this unique timber, and after seeing the finished installations I can see why it is becoming such a popular choice.   When most people think of Teak,...

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Kiln Drying Wood

A critical part of preparing a woodwrights wide plank floor is the process of kiln drying wood to achieve the proper moisture content.   In short, kiln drying involves placing wood boards in a large kiln and allowing warm, dry air to circulate around and through...

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European & American Oak: Two Critical Differences.

European and American Oak share many similarities, but they also have two critical differences that will have an effect on your flooring choice.   First the similarities: both European Oak (Quercus Robur) and American Oak (Quercus Alba) are temperate hardwoods...

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All about Wenge

Wenge (also known as African Rosewood), features a incredibly bold grain pattern as well as a very distinct color. As a matter of fact, Wenge is used as a "standard color" in many coloring systems. It is often sourced by interior designers and architects for its...

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Interior design tips 3: personality

In my previous two posts I discussed function and mood today I'll share with you some quick thoughts from our designers on the third principle of design—personality.   Personality is where your room design truly comes together—it's where you apply your personal...

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Interior design tips 2: mood

  The feeling or mood that a room radiates depends on your choice of furnishing, color, texture and other factors. As I said in my previous blog, this can all seem quite overwhelming — especially if you don’t know where to start.   Many of the designers we...

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Interior design tips

A blank canvas can sometimes be an artist’s worst nightmare—the endless possibilities presented by a clean white canvas can sometimes be overwhelming—especially to the amateur.   An empty room can be a similar nightmare for homeowners contemplating a room...

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In Depth: Engineered floors.

Engineered wide plank floors have many distinct advantages and are ideal for a variety of applications. Below, you’ll find a few facts about Woodwrights Wide Plank Engineered Floors that will help you make the right decision for your home or office. If you have any...

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cerusing oak

cerused oak is has come back to prominence, and we are seeing it in all aspects of design.  from chairs to desks, doors, floors, and cabinetry, ceruse treatments seem to be everywhere.  so what is it? known in europe as 'liming', ceruse treatment has been around since...

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