Prefinished Golden Teak Plank Reducer
Reducers provide a smooth transition between floors of different heights.
Coordinating moldings / accessories can sometimes be matched with alternate species to provide better value and consistent appearance; Matched on a species substitute: Timborana
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Extremely hard and great for high-traffic areas.
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Q:Can this flooring be glued down in a slab installation?
A:Yes. All 1/2" and under Solid Hardwood (and certain Virginia Mill Works and 3/4" shorts 36" and shorter) can be glued as well but On or Above Grade only. Troweled on Moisture Barrier is recommended on concrete. Always use the same manufacturer of moisture barrier and adhesive or combo type adhesive moisture barrier.
Q:We like this wood but I think we'd prefer the 3/4" x 3 1/4" version. What are the advantages of getting the thicker edition of this [or any] wood flooring?
A:Usually the lower profiles are used for applications when the height of finished floor and cost are considered. The thicker 3/4" products are of course going to last longer in the long run because they can be re-finished more times.
Q:how well does this product hold up in the kitchen, i.e., spills, etc.?
A:Despite today's advanced technology, water spills, dirt and other abrasive substances can damage a wood floor's finish. Location, traffic patterns, how often the floor is vacuumed and cleaned, children and/or pets are all factor that influence wear.
Q:I bought the 5/16" X 2 1/4" Brazilian Chestnut. Another reviewer for the 3/8" X 3" Brazilian Chestnut used the Elastilon underlayment product and found the installation to be very easy. Could we use Elastilon with the 5/16" product, and if so, would we still need to nail every board?
A:You can use Elastilon with thin 5/16" flooring but you must first make sure that the subfloor is very flat. When using Elastilon you can not use any nails to fasten the planks down. If you would like to nail down this product you can try a 20 gage model 200 nail gun made from Powernail using 20 gage 1" long cleat nails. Use # 15 felt paper under the flooring when nailing over a wood subfloor. Top nailing would only be done on the first and last rows being installed using 15 or 16 gage finish nails or pre-drill and hand nail using a 3d finish nail. Use the link below to find installation instructions.
Q:How much does the vapor barrier adheisive cost and how much quantity would be needed for a typical 500 square foot area.
A:It will depend on which adhesive product you will be using (Mapei or Bostik, one or two part) and that will depend on the moisture content of the subfloor.
Q:how does this particular product hold up with small dogs and rapairing possible scratches? what is the best species of wood for this?
A:You have already picked one of our hardest wood species with the best finish warranty in the industry (I'd stick with it!)
Q:CAN I GLUE THIS ON TILE
A:Yes this can be glued down to a well bonded properly prepared tile floor using the appropriate adhesive and moisture barrier as required.
Q:In the past I have installed 3/4" oak flooring with nails. This flooring is only 5/16" thick and 140% harder than oak. Are there any problem associated with a thiner harder floor, such as spliting or a more dificult installation? Which would you recommend nailing or stapling?
A:[EXOTIC WOOD NAILING TIPS]:
Q:How many times can the 5/16" thick solid wood be sanded and refinished? The website says 3/8" can be sanded and finished multiple times.
A:Once, maybe twice, depending on the person doing the job. It can be screened & re-coated several times.
Q:Is there a V-groove on the seam between the two boards: If so, how severe?
A:Our Bellawood has a micro-bevel which makes for a very small V-groove.