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The Roots of Hearthwood

Posted on Jan 8, 2018 4:50:00 PM

The roots of Hearthwood’s story run deep. They sprawl through the intertwined history of American manufacturing and the rise of the modern wood flooring industry.

Topics: Designer Education, Engineered Wood Flooring, Hearthwood Floors, How Wood Flooring Is Made, Uncategorized

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How Wood Cut Affects Floor Performance

Posted on Aug 8, 2017 12:00:00 AM

We talked recently about wood cuts: quarter, rift, plain and live. We also talked about the forest-to-floor process. We even got in the dirt of the forest with a recent tree anatomy guide and how that anatomy relates to wood flooring.

Topics: Contractor Education, Designer Education, Homeowner Education, How Wood Flooring Is Made, Relative Humidity, Uncategorized, Wood Flooring Acclimation

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Topics: Contractor Education, Designer Education, Homeowner Education, How Wood Flooring Is Made, Relative Humidity, Uncategorized, Wood Flooring Acclimation

​Types of Solid Wood Flooring Cuts

Posted on Jul 25, 2017 12:00:00 AM

The cut of wood from a tree, the angle of how boards are cut when harvested, affects the wood flooring that will be made from that wood. It affects the costs of production and the final appearance of the wood flooring.

Topics: Contractor Education, Designer Education, Homeowner Education, How Wood Flooring Is Made, Uncategorized

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5 Steps of Wood | Forest to Floor

Posted on Jul 11, 2017 12:00:00 AM

It’s so easy to buy products without knowing where they came from and the path they took before they landed at our door step. Without really knowing where, knowing something deeper than a label that only says, “Made in ______.” Without knowing how the products were made, and how that sets them apart from similar products.

Topics: Contractor Education, Designer Education, Homeowner Education, How Wood Flooring Is Made, Uncategorized

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The Anatomy of Wood Flooring

Posted on May 30, 2017 10:39:00 AM

We’ve all hiked in the woods or seen a fallen tree in a park and looked at its rings. One common bit of knowledge passed on to us since we were kids was that if we count that tree’s rings we’ll know its age. Had an infomercial announcer been on-hand, he’d have said, “But wait! There’s more.”

Topics: Contractor Education, Designer Education, Engineered Wood Flooring, Homeowner Education, How Wood Flooring Is Made, Solid Wood Flooring, Uncategorized, Wood Flooring Acclimation

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Topics: Contractor Education, Designer Education, Engineered Wood Flooring, Homeowner Education, How Wood Flooring Is Made, Solid Wood Flooring, Uncategorized, Wood Flooring Acclimation

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