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Flooring Favorites: Armstrong Global Exotics

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The Global Exotics hardwood collection from Armstrong is a gorgeous collection of exotic woods from around the world. Ranging from the soft, subtle grain of the Cumaru to the rosewood like Sapele African Mahogany, these wood have an elegant look. These premium hardwoods have impressive hardness and durability that will add to the value of your home with their quality. The collection includes seven species, so there is one that will surely fit into your new build project or existing home décor.

The seven hardwoods in the collection are: Brazilian Cherry, Tigerwood, Timborana, Santos Mahogany, Amendion, Sapele African Mahogany, Lapacho and Cumaru.

Brazilian Cherry, in natural, has a warm golden red color and subtle grain for a sophisticated feeling.

Tigerwood, in natural, has a sporadic dark grain that gives the feeling of tiger stripes. A bolder wood.

Timborana, in natural, is a light color wood. It is warm, but more creamy than golden.

Santos Mahogany, in natural, is a rich, deep red with fine graining. Feels more traditional.

Amendoim, in natural, is a light, subtle grained wood, similar to Timborana.

Sapele African Mahogany recalls rosewood with its rich, dark red with black grain.

Lapacho, in natural, is a blend of warm browns that very from golden to a more reddish tone.

Cumaru, in natural, is a golden hued wood with a subtle grain. More golden than either Amendoim or Timborana.

So if you are choosing a hardwood floor for your living room, dining room, bedroom or hall, think about selecting one of the seven exotic woods from the Armstrong Global Exotics collection. Visit Century Tile’s website to view and choose your new floor today!

Engineered Wood: Beautiful and Workable

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If you haven’t looked at engineered wood for a while, you may be surprised at the variety of wood types and finishes. They are also just as lovely as solid wood floors once installed.

Depending upon your needs, engineered wood may be the best choice, or even the only choice. For homes with concrete subfloors, solid wood will warp and buckle. Engineered wood is designed to handle the temperature and humidity differences. It also works best for floors with radiant heat.

Wide plank floors, exotic woods and different textures and finishes are available in engineered as well as solid wood.

Installation is easier with an engineered floor – particularly important when renovating. Solid wood floors require sanding and staining in addition to installation which creates much more sawdust as well as a longer installation time.

Engineered wood floors are just as durable as solid wood with even less maintenance because they are pre-finished and sealed. However, they can be sanded down and re-stained and sealed when needed in the future. This can be done at least once and maybe more depending upon the flooring chosen.

If you’re considering changing to wood floors, take a look at what’s available in engineered wood. You may find just the right choice for your home.