If you love wood flooring at home, you will also love wood flooring at the workplace. The only problem is that untreated wood flooring is not really suitable for high traffic areas. For this you need something special, like Johnson Forever Tuff flooring.When it comes to wood flooring, we have something like the Janka hardness scale, which measures the hardness of different types of wood. The Brazilian Walnut, for example, is one of the hardest types of wood around. What if you could treat the surface of a Brazilian Walnut floor with special material to make it even smoother, harder and more resistant to scratches?This is exactly what Johnson have done with their Forever Tuff Flooring: They have taken a selection of very hard, tough woods (like the Brazilian Walnut mentioned above), created a wood veneer and then covered it with multiple layers of developed created resin. This creates a surface that’s tough as nails and can stand a lot more wear and tear than ordinary wooden floors. If you like lighter colored wood, you will love Brazilian Walnut hardwood.Patagonian Rosewood is another type of wood veneer that is available in the Forever Tuff collection. This dramatic and beautiful type of wood gives such a warm ambiance to any room that you immediately feel at ease. The rich red texture, with dark and medium brown swirls creates a timeless atmosphere of style and elegance. And the resin coating makes the floors superbly damage resistant. You will no doubt get years of service out of this floor type, even in very high traffic areas.You will find that most other manufacturers of hardwood flooring will give you a ten year warranty on their floors. Johnson matches this with their commercial flooring, but they give an astonishing 50 years warranty on residential flooring. What makes this warranty even more remarkable is that Johnson hardwood floors are in fact quite affordable when compared to many other manufacturers.Johnson can no doubt afford to risk such an extended warranty because all their wooden floors are milled to high precision and finished in such a way that it highlights the natural beauty of the different types of wood, while the resins used to protect the wood are the best in the industry.When it comes to caring for your hardwood floor, a basic amount of common sense and a little loving care will do the trick. As with most other things in live, in this case prevention is also better than cure.Grit and Sand: Keep sand and grit away from your hardwood floor. Over time it will damage the protective layer and eventually the wood as well. Floor mats at external doors will help a lot in this regard.Harsh detergents: These will eventually eat away the protective coating on your hardwood floor. Use cleaners that are specially formulated for hardwood floors and that have a neutral pH value.Furniture: Don’t drag furniture around. It will once again damage the resin coating.Sun: Direct sunlight might cause fading and discoloration, especially if you live in a very hot area. Keep the curtains drawn or hang sheer drapes.With proper care, Johnson forever tuff flooring is more than just another type of floor – it’s an investment that will pay long term dividends both in terms of the enjoyment you derive from it and an increase in the market value of your property.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much would it cost to install Brazilian Cherry Hardwood Floors?
i’m considering installing braz cherry hardwood floors throughout the whole house. it would be about 1400 square feet of flooring. i know prices very among brand, quality, etc…but generally how much would it cost to buy flooring and have it professionally installed??
Both the material and the labor can vary but your looking in the 10/12$ a s/f range .
7/8$ a s/f for the Brazilian Cherry and in the ball park of 2.50/3.50 a s/f for the labor to install. But with that large amount of both wood and labor you should get a discount.
Make sure you get a discount on the wood since this will be pallet pricing. This is installation only, no rip out of old or floor prep,etc. But you may be able to get that free or a discount since your doing that larger amount.
If it was old carpet we sometimes did that for free as part to get the job.
So at a minimum your looking at 14,000/16,800 $
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Mixing red oak and brazilian cherry hardwood?
We would like to replace the carpet in our living and dining room areas with hardwood. Right now we have a red oak that’s stained a honey color in the areas adjacent to these rooms. We looked into having the floor matched and the cost was scary. Now we’re thinking of tearing out the carpet and installing a brazilian cherry floor. Is it a design faux paux to mix hardwood style and colors?
If you watch all the shows that are about selling, yes. You might ask a flooring person about how the cherry wood and red oak take a darker stain and then they would both be wood and a similar color. If you were to look at old floors they used a lot of inlay. Maybe an inlay that would separate the two in case they don’t match exactly. Again ask a floor person about where you would get the inlay. Good luck!