Cedar Flooring: Aged to Perfection


Hardwood Floors With CedarKnown for its aromatic smell, cedar has been used for over 100 years in many applications. With the unique insect repelling nature of cedar, hope chests filled with family heirlooms, were often a passed down tradition, given to young females in preservation of those items that were to be carried into the next generation with high anticipations of finding the appropriate suitor. Also used in closets, a lined cedar closet protected valuable clothing from fabric eating insects keeping fabrics fresh with a pleasing aroma that is only associated with cedar.

Rarely used, cedar is perhaps one of the most over-looked hardwood flooring materials available. Associations with cedar have, for the most part, been referred to as an exterior wood, used in siding applications of rustic log cabins and in decking material due to the superior, long lasting wear under extreme weather conditions. Used as window trim material, accenting various configurations of windows, cedar has excelled in overall wear factor where other exterior woods have failed.

With increased awareness to the superior durability of cedar, more and more individuals installing hardwood floor in their homes or places of business have begun to take a second look at cedar as a possible solution to the installation of a hardwood floor that will outlast all possible wear under all installation and traffic flow conditions. Known as a soft wood, cedar may require more refinishing than some flooring materials but for the majority of the general public that have selected and installed cedar flooring in their homes or places of business, the beauty and feel of this superior soft but durable wood is well worth the extra re-finishing that may be required.

Available in solid wood and engineered wood, cedar flooring is available in various lengths, widths and finishes to accent any interior home or place of business. Although solid cedar flooring may cost more per square foot than its counterpart, the engineered cedar flooring; both offer durability and superiority overall other leading hardwood flooring materials that cannot be compared. Compared to costs per square foot of other leading hardwood flooring materials, cedar flooring starts at just over $1.00 per square foot, depending on location, which makes cedar one of the best values in hardwood flooring material today.

Cedar flooring is an approved flooring material by all State and local building codes with the highest fire retardation rating of all similar hardwood flooring materials. Other than cedar flooring flame retarding abilities, cedar has many other benefits that make this superior material a ideal choice for hardwood floors. These benefits include:

• Dimensional stability with very low shrinkage factor
• Thermal conductivity proving to be an excellent thermal insulator reducing energy costs
• Superior acoustic properties with ability to dampen and reduce noises transmissions
• Superior durability lasting for generations
• Easy to work with due to density softness

With rich, rosy hues cedar flooring enhances the interior of any room, providing a warm comfort that is immediately felt when viewing this spectacular hardwood flooring material. The radiant glow of cedar floors is inspirational, relaxing and accommodating, inviting all who enter to enjoy the beauty of a wood aged to perfection.

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