September 24, 2012
September 24, 2012
Somerset solid hardwood ﬂooring is a single piece of solid wood that
is crafted into a strip or plank ﬂooring through an advanced milling
and ﬁnishing process.
Somerset’s engineered hardwood ﬂooring has a solid top layer, or
face, supported by six additional layers that are cross-grained and
laminated together to form a 1/2” thick piece of plank ﬂooring. This
cross graining provides greater dimensional stability, minimizing the
expansion and contraction that natural wood exhibits when
exposed to varying moisture levels and temperatures.
Somerset’s engineered ﬂooring has a sawn face, to replicate the look of solid ﬂooring, so the main considerations for choosing solid or engineered ﬂooring have to do with where and how the ﬂooring will be installed. Both are excellent
choices to install on or above grade (ground level), depending on the type of subﬂ oor you have. If you choose to put hardwood ﬂooring below grade, in a basement, for example, you will need to install engineered ﬂooring.
July 27, 2011
Hybrid is a one-component, waterborne finish with exceptional durability properties. Its dual cure technology enables it to reach outstanding scratch and chemical resistance. Hybrid A.T.’s amber color enhances the beauty ofthe wood without the need of old fashioned oil based finishes.
August 18, 2010
A federal regulation designed to protect against the risk of exposure to lead dust and chips from lead-based paint and other lead-based coatings disturbed by renovation activities will take effect beginning in April 2010.
Contractors performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities and schools built before 1978 must be certified and must follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination. This includes wood flooring contractors.
In order to understand your potential obligations under this new rule, refer to http://www.epa.gov/lead/pubs/renovation.htm
August 13, 2010
Somerset’s Character Collection is solid 3/4″ thick flooring crafted from Appalachian species which are renowned for their incomparable beauty. Solid prefinished flooring should last the lifetime of your home. It can be sanded and refinished if needed—or if your decorating tastes change and you simply want to change the color.
August 13, 2010
Thanks to all that came by our new location in Mooresville to meet the new Loba representative. Loba was on location to demonstrate several of their products. We sealed the concrete with Wakol PU 280, then layed solid 3/4″ hardwood with Wakol MS 260.
Thanks to Brian from Loba-Wakol for his help. We soon will be sanding and finishing with the Loba finishes, stay tuned!
August 2, 2010
Firm-flexible, premium 1-component adhesive for the interior installation of wood flooring, such as solid strip, plank, finger parquet and engineered wood plank.
- High tensile strength
- Very low emissions
- Long working time
VOC content: None
Cleaning agent: Mineral spirits before adhesive cures
Open time: None, no waiting time required
Working time: Approx. 60 minutes
Trowels and coverage:
- Finger parquet trowel WAKOL B3 coverage approx. 65 – 70 sq. ft / gal.
- Solid strip trowel WAKOL B3 or WAKOL B5 coverage approx. 60 – 65 sq ft / gal.
- Plank and engineered wood plank trowel WAKOL B5 or WAKOL B11 coverage approx.50 – 60 sq ft / gal.
July 30, 2010
Somerset’s Country Collection is crafted of solid hardwood species and features hand scraping and natural and hand-applied character markings for a unique custom look and texture.
- WIDTHS:3″, 5″
- PROFILE:Hand-honed beveled edge and end
- FINISH:Ultimate™ UV-Cured Aluminum Oxide/UrethaneWARRANTY:50-Year Finish Wear; Lifetime Structural