Sorry USA: We Love Canadian Hardwood Floors
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Ken's Quick Answer:
Oftentimes the milling of American hardwood floors leaves something to be desired. If you want less creaking and a superior furniture finish, consider our two favorite Canadian hardwood brands: Lauzon and Mercier.
Ken's In-Depth Answer:
I know it sounds unpatriotic, but we're finding that American hardwood floors are inferior to the woods that we're getting out of Canada. The difference is in the quality of the milling and how the boards fit together. Unfortunately, with a lot of American mills, we're finding we're getting pieces that don't go together well.
What does this mean? With a lot of USA hardwood floors, you might get creaking and separation.
If you want the best hardwood in the world, coming from the best hardwood flooring manufacturers, you should look to Canadian mills.
At Island Carpet, we have two premiere Canadian lines: Lauzon and Mercier. The boards fit together beautifully and also feature a furniture finish.
If you have any questions about hardwood flooring, give us a call at 401-214-0285 or visit our showroom. We serve customers throughout Rhode Island and southeastern New England, including Newport, Middletown, Jamestown, Portsmouth, Bristol and more.
About Ken: Ken Fain is the co-owner of Island Carpet in Middletown, RI and a floorcovering veteran of more than 40 years. His popular 'Ask Ken' video series answers common flooring questions on a variety of topics. It has reached thousands of viewers on both YouTube and Facebook.
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