This library I believe in the Netherlands is a great example of a classic herringbone hardwood pattern. That is something that is not really seen as much any more, but certainly is a very high end style and something that I thought deserved another look.
HDF is the core board used for laminate flooring and many other click flooring options. Have you ever wondered what high density fiberboard (HDF) is made of? (I am sure that question keeps all of you up at night.)
Well for those that didn’t laugh sarcastically at that question the answer is: TREES
These fast growing sustainable trees are brought to the mill and stacked up as shown in this photo waiting to be loaded into a shredder and then compressed to the fiber board.
I will post more on this production process which is so vital to flooring in the near future.
This hardwood flooring seen at a recent tradeshow was interesting and deserved a quick photo. The style is probably not right for alot of homes, but those who seek this unique style will be singing show tunes.
Cork has been gaining in popularity as a choice in flooring for several years, but the break through pricing now available is really something that has helped to accelerate the cork flooring segment to grow.
In years past it was common to see cork flooring priced in the $12-$18 per foot range and that was not considered anything special.
Today it is common to find deals on cork planks with easy click together systems for prices below $5.00. There are still some patterns and designs that demand a bit higher cost and some really cool new things coming that will redefine the upper part of the market, but those are still very affordable in the $5-$7 range which is more than 50% below the old range of cork flooring prices.
Below I will share a few photos from a cork workout room in a basement that was installed over concrete flooring using a vapor barrier: