Composite Decking

Composite Decking
If you ever thought about buying or building a deck made with composite decking than this small article is for you.

In times past it was much easier to build a deck, any deck for your house and the decision to choose the material was even more simple because there was only one material available: wood.

Today there are way too many choices regarding the materials used for decking, and the color choices and textures multiply the possibilities exponentially, also many different brands offer continuously improved versions of their decking at a ever increasing pace. What’s even stranger is that some of the components available to the contractor and the consumer today don’t even have any wood in it.

Do we even need that many choices and options? Man’s effort keeps improving thanks in no small part to technology and making our life better and more efficient.

In the not so distant past there was a common thread when it comes to wood decking, whether you are talking pine, cedar or redwood they all need extensive care and maintenance to keep up with the beating the elements bring like snow, rain, and the damage caused by the sun’s rays. Sanding the deck, resealing it and re staining are awful chores that cannot be ignored if one’s to maintain the deck.

Leave it to technology to find areal world solution to a real world problem. We call it composite decking.

Typically composite decking is made by combining different materials like wood by products and plastic and processing it to give it the appearance of real live wood. These materials themselves can be made out of virgin products or even recycled materials. Think of it as an amorphous pudding where the […]

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Clearance Hardwood Flooring

Clearance Hardwood Flooring
is a term that relates to Hardwood Flooring that is sold at cost or below cost sometimes by the manufacturers, or by distributors.

 

Why Clearance Hardwood Flooring?

The reasons are varied, but the common thread is the making room on the inventory for a new item. Sometime a particular type of wood turned out not to be popular, while in certain other cases sales were not as brisk as one might have expected. Regardless, New inventory must be brought in, so the leftover item must be discounted severely and offered to the public thru specific and very regulated Discount channels.

Another possible example of a discounted Hardwood Flooring is the fact that a major distributor is accumulating a bunch of odds and ends that take too much space on his very optimized inventory warehouse…300 sq. ft. of this, and 200 sq, ft of that. Rather than waiting indefinitely for the right buyer the Distributor will aggregate all these “Remnants” into a Mixed Bag Truckloads at a very steep discount, when that happens we are there…a complete willing participant wanting to bring this special value to market.

It is not uncommon for a Manufacturer to Liquidate at severe discount large quantities of these materials because of Macro economic situations, and for sheer cash flow demand.

Also we’ve seen entire Business close entire distribution centers or warehouses trying to consolidate their operations in the face of difficult economic headwinds.

Finally one has to consider the extreme case of Bankruptcy or complete business dissolution. In such cases not just discounters, but veritable salvage companies are brought into the mix. Such companies are so large they are able to assume total ownership of the failed business and dispose of the assets […]

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Engineered Hardwood Flooring

Are tired of dust mites, dust and dirt in your basement and also in your house?

Do you want to upgrade your floors you may be asking yourself what is the best course of action. Also if you are in a situation with high moisture in the substrate and or moisture readings that change frequently and even if you are dealing with radiant heat you may ask yourself the same question: How do I install hardwood flooring that is stable and good to look at? The answer is easy, Engineered wood floors.

Most folks only know about 2 1/4 and 3 1/4 inch thick solid hardwood flooring, most people do not realize that Engineered Hardwood Flooring may be another very reliable and viable way to use hardwood flooring in their house. Matter of fact the choices are many and the options available more than you may consider. Do not limit yourself by the opinion of an inexperienced installer or a cash conscious sales person.

 

Cash conscious?

Engineered Hardwood Flooring may be on the average more expensive than solid hardwood, but in some cases it may be the only sensible alternative addressing a variety of multiple concerns having to do from moisture critical environments to below grade installations and even radiant heat applications.

Bear in mind it is not laminate. NO instead Engineered Hardwood Floors are built using multiple layers of plywood that is glued together under high pressure and layered in 90 degrees cross patterns. The flooring is made of internal layers which are more structural, made mainly of soft white hardwoods, while the top area or top layer is made of veneer which is mainly cut for beauty and good looking grain.

This way one obtains a piece of […]

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