End Grain Wood Block Flooring
March 10, 2011
I have been in the industry for a long time and I’ve seen many great products take over the market place and become a phenomenon in the design world. My good friends in California – who have this type of floor – already know this but the momentum is growing and End Grain flooring is about to dominate the design world. I have seen this type of flooring before ( J.Crew NYC) but until I saw it installed at my friend’s house I hadn’t realized how unique and beautiful this type of floor could be. End Grain wood floors make a visual impression and provide lasting durability that is ideal for any high traffic areas such as kitchens, game rooms, and foyers.
Examples of end grain wood floors can be found around the world – in European palaces and cathedrals, Caribbean plazas, and in American hotel lobbies, schools, and museums. Since the 1800’s, factories throughout the world have used end grain construction for the superior hardness and wear resistance gained from end grain exposure. Todays end grain floors offer the same durability as those centuries-old floors. And, these floors can be refinished throughout their thickness, unlike conventional flooring that has typically less than 25% of its depth as useable wear surface.
If your interested in acquiring an end grain floor for your home and if you live in Massachusetts or Rhode Island or Connecticut Kaswell Flooring Systems is right here in Framingham MA. They have been supplying and installing this type of floor for 60 years, so you know they know what they are doing. Their web site is informative, and there are many great images to help you decide what look you might want and there is interesting stuff about he history of end grain floors that is not to be missed.