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Royal Wood Floors Helps Home Owners in Milwaukee Understand More About Mesquite and Spotted Gum for Flooring

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Milwaukee hard wood floor company educates home owners on Mesquite and Spotted Gum types of wood species that can be used successfully for flooring.

TAMPA BAY, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, August 23, 2017 / -- Royal Wood Floors specializes in hard wood floor refinishing and installing hard wood floors in the greater Milwaukee area and has been highly successful for over 15 years. “After servicing or installing a new floor, we make a point of providing the following as a special series of tips for every customer in order to ensure that their floors are protected and provide that stunning hard wood beauty for as long as possible”, says Keith Allman who owns Royal Wood Floors. He continues to say, “there are a variety of problems that can affect the beauty and life of hard wood floors and once these are isolated they can be handled properly so that the hard wood lasts for years the way it should”. “We feel that by educating the home owner they can be better equipped to tackle a project themselves or will know what to ask and expect when working with professionals”, he ends.

In many cases a wood floor that has lost its luster can be restored with a buff and coat project or a full restoration. The way to find out is to contact Royal Wood Floors and schedule a free estimate where their professionals will evaluate exactly what must be done to restore the hard wood floors natural beauty. In this article we examine Mesquite & Spotted Gum as types of material that can be used for beautiful and long lasting wood floors.

What is Mesquite?
The beautiful color of Mesquite is light brown to a dark reddish brown. The grain is high in character, with ingown bark and mineral streaks in it. This type of wood species is most commonly used in flooring as eng-grain block, which has small irregular cracks that radiate across the grain. There is one grade that has moderate color variations.

The dimensional stability of Mesquite is excellent. However, in terms of its nailing stability, this type of wood splits tongues easily. When sanding Mesquite, plainsawn can be sanded to a smooth surface. End-grain requires a courser abrasive to flatten; it is recommended that it be flattened by sanding at a 45-degree angel to the grain. With Mesquite there are no known finishing problems that you should be aware of. The end-grain block usage results in a hard high-wear surface and also with this type of species, there are only shorter length boards. It is found in North America and can be limited in quantity.

What is Spotted Gum Wood Type?
With Spotted Gum, the heartwood is a light to dark brown color. Sapwood is pale and may be as wide as 3.12 inches (8 cm). The grain is interlocked and moderately coarse. A frequent presence of wavy grain produces a “fiddleback” grain that is slightly greasy; gum veins are common.

In terms of the work-ability of Spotted Gum, when nailing, pre-drilling and hand nailing may be preferred. There are no known finishing problems with this type of wood. This type of wood comes from Australia.

These types of wood species are both very workable for use in creating beautiful and long lasting floors.

“The best way to prevent problems is to always do the research first or seek professional help. Then problems such as the ones described here can be prevented,” says Allman.

For more information about this experienced and professional hardwood floor restoration and new wood or tile installation company, or to schedule repairs by these wood floor refinishing contractors, phone Keith Allman at 414-378-2066 if in the Milwaukee, WI region or 813-512-0298 in the New Port Richey/Tampa Bay area.

Keith Allman
Royal Wood Floors
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