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CVG Fir Flooring Bellingham,WA

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CVG Fir Flooring Bellingham,WA

 

We have an awesome supplier for CVG fir. Old trees, cut years ago, left on the bottom of lakes. This mill usesĀ  a helicopter and a diver to pull out, kiln dry and mill the wood into flooring!

In my opinion, this is as green as it gets and American ingenuity at its best!

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Prefinished Hardwood Floor Install Ferndale WA

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Prefinished Hardwood Floor Install Ferndale WA

 

One of my hopes, as a hardwood floor company business owner, is to see my customers get the product they really want! Period. Why would I want to just sell stuff? I am here to solve your issues.

 

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“Racking Out” Cocobolo Hardwood Flooring for Pattern and Install Bellingham WA

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“Racking Out” Cocobolo Hardwood Flooring for Pattern and Install Bellingham WA

 

This particular wood flooring utilizes 4 different widths. When the wood mill sent the flooring, it was just delivered as a single pallet all intermixed……….

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Subfloor and Hardwood Floor Squeaks Whatcom

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Subfloor and Hardwood Floor Squeaks Whatcom

Walking over the old carpet, this floor made noises!

Clunk, squeak! Annoying noises that had to be addressed before the new floor is installed. After the carpet, pad and tack strip were removed it was obvious what was happening. The sub floor was poorly nailed down when the home was built. I would say 20% of the nails were sticking up off the sub floor an 1/8.” Some of the plywood wasn’t even nailed.

Pound down all loose nails and screw the whole floor down every 6″ was the remedy! No squeaks or clunks!

Come on people, lets do it right the first time!

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Acclimation of Hard Wood Flooring is a Must 98225 Bellingham WA!

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Acclimation of Hard Wood Flooring is a Must 98225 Bellingham WA!

Gorgeous is an understatement when describing this wood! A beautiful exotic wood, milled into flooring.

The last thing you want to do is not take care in the handling of the wood flooring and preparations to ready for installation.

As you see in this picture, the expensive exotic wood has been stacked for “seasoning” or “acclimating.” This adjusts the wood to its new environment. At this project its been onsite for almost a year now. Now, this is not standard for acclimation but the ability to store and handle the wood has allowed the wood the absolute optimum seasoning.

Normal acclimation times of a 3-7 day period are recommended. If more time is available and space for storing, season the wood for longer! I recommend this!

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Cocobolo Flooring in Beautiful Bellingham Home

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Cocobolo Flooring in Beautiful Bellingham Home

Before any good installation is started, prep of existing home components is a must. This installation will be over radiant heat. The wood 2×4’s have had paint and dirt spilled over them.

Process: We must sand the 2×4’s to ensure a good glue bond. The 2×4’s are loose and will be re-screwed to the sub-floor. A stable 3/4″ plywood is installed over the “sleeper” 2×4’s. Generous glue usage and screw down of plywood to 2×4’s will give a long lasting base to the new wood Cocobolo wood floor.

After this is completed, then the flooring is racked out for further stabilization.

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Recycle Wood Flooring in Lynden,WA!

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Recycle Wood Flooring in Lynden,WA!

Keep it out of the landfill!

In this picture 200 sqft has been carefully preserved. The lengths averaged 10′ with some going to length of 14′ – try finding old growth 14′ flooring at a store!

If you don’t like the old flooring, have it removed or do it yourself. The nails are removed, damaged tongues and grooves can be repaired. I can help with any part of these steps

Many people are seeking these products to renovate with in their homes.

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Acclimation of New Wood Flooring is Important

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Acclimation of New Wood Flooring is Important

Just think, the wood flooring you just spent your hard earned money on is about to be nailed, glued or floated at your property.

Most manufacturers want to see the wood sit for at least 3 to 7 days prior to install, to acclimate to the new environment. I actually prefer longer depending on certain factors.

In this picture, maple flooring was cross bundle laid for best airflow over as much wood surface as possible. Why just bring the wood in the house and leave it in a pile.

Remember, subfloor and new wood must be within 4% moisture content within each other, preferably around 8%. And the heat must be set to the daily living temp replicating the environment to be. Do not drop wood off at an unheated home!!!

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