Bamboo flooring material

Bamboo Flooring

Bamboo Flooring is considered as Eco-Friendly material because its growth rate can be up to 39 inches in 24 hours. That is very impressive and makes Bamboo stand out from other flooring species. Its durability is also impressive, natural Bamboo is as durable as White Oak. Let’s see all the advantages and disadvantages of this material in this article.

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Oil-based vs water-based finish

“What’s the difference between oil-based and water-based finish” is one the most common question among homeowners that plan to install or refinish hardwood floors. These two finishes have major differences and should be discussed in detail. We will do side-by-side comparisons here to get better idea about the two.

Let’s start from a look:


  • Oil-based materials have a warm, yellowish color. Once applied, they make hardwood stand out more and make the entire room look warmer. Oil-based finishes tend to darken with time, so we always recommend moving furniture once in a while. In general, you can see some differences a couple years after application. Once applied, any color stain will saturate and deepen a color. If white stain is applied, a dull yellowish color is the result.
  • Water-based material has a white to transparent color. The final result looks a bit dull but more constant throughout the entire floor. If your hardwood has a lot of shades due to knots or material character, water-based material would cover some of them for you. If used with any stain, final result is more dull. It is recommended that water-based stain be used only with light or white stains. Latex (water-based material) also has better UV protection, but still can be affected by strong direct light – it tends to fade with time.

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Wood Sanding and Finishing

Hardwood Refinish

By hardwood refinishing we understand sanding of old hardwood and applying new coats of finish on it. Hardwood can be finished with polyurethane, paint or latex. The main point of hardwood finishing is to add protection layer to it. Wood itself is pretty exposed to water or dirt damages. Water damage can leave huge black stains on the wood. Those stains are hard to remove. It’s almost impossible to determine if water did go deep enough or it’s just a top surface damage. That is why not all the wood refinishers can guarantee water damage stain removal by sanding. The most confident way to remove water-damage stains is to replace wood boards (if possible) with new ones. In other hand dirt damage is easier to remove since it doesn’t penetrate in to the hardwood.

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How To Choose Laminate Flooring. Part 1. What Is AC.

There are several main factors you need to consider in order to choose perfect laminate flooring for you.

First of all you need to determine how much traffic you’re expecting to have. Based on this knowledge, you can decide what material you’re looking for.

Laminate Flooring manufacturers have special standards to follow. These standards were developed by The European Producers of  Laminate Flooring (EPLF).  There are 5 classified types of laminate durability levels(abrasion classes): AC1 to AC5. Higher number – more durable laminate is.

Laminate flooring durability scale.

AC types:

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The Best Flooring For Your Summer Home

Now that we’re entering the winter months, it’s inevitable that many of you will be closing up your summer homes at one point or another. Here on Cape Cod, that likely means a beachfront property. We’re experienced in all kinds of different residential and commercial flooring projects, and we know that vacation homes tend to have unique needs that differ from those of your main residence. Due to the fact that your vacation home is often empty for much of the year, coupled with the specific demands of more rural geographies, it is essential to approach your flooring options differently than in your main property. Here are a few flooring options that are perfect for different summer homes, and contact New Floors Inc for all of your flooring needs!

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