Acer Genus ORIGIN: The Acer genus (maple) family contains nearly 150 species. For the purpose of this feature, we will only focus on hard maple and soft maple. Hard maple includes sugar maple (Acer saccharum) and black maple (Acer nigrum). Soft maple includes silver maple (Acer saccharinum), boxelder (Acer negundo), and bigleaf maple (Acer macrophyllum)…. Read More
Fraxinus Genus ORIGIN: The Fraxinus genus (ash) family contains nearly 70 species. For this feature, we will focus only on white ash (Fraxinus Americana) and black ash (Fraxinus Nigra), two of the more-common ash species used in the flooring industry. White and black ash are found primarily in the eastern United States and into eastern… Read More
By Brett Miller, NWFA If there is one topic that seems to capture the attention of wood flooring professionals everywhere, it is moisture. Too much and wood floors can cup or even buckle. Too little and wood floors can gap or even split. The key to optimum long-term performance is to maintain moisture in just the right balance,… Read More
Humidification is a popular buzz word, especially this time of the year when we are in the height of the home heating season. Keeping a home properly humidified is critical for many reason, but especially to keep your new floor, whether laminate, engineered solid or wood solid, protected from damage associated with excessively dry conditions…. Read More
Twelve Oaks is excited to present to you our new LooseLay Collection – an innovative line of Luxury Vinyl Planks (LVP). Compared to other vinyl flooring products on the market today, LooseLay floors boast superior dimensional stability, unparalleled sound absorption, and a soft comfortable underfoot –thanks to our advanced acoustic cushioning layer. Our products are… Read More
Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP) and Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) have made a significant entry within the hard surface flooring industry over the past few years. At Twelve Oaks, we are fortunate to have an excellent supplier of these products. Our supplier is new to the flooring industry and built a state-of-the-art plant in 2010. A… Read More
In response to the recent formaldehyde emission concerns pertaining to overseas manufactured laminate floors, Trevor, the president of Twelve Oaks™, has assured consumers that our laminate products have passed all of the industry’s environmental requirements — E1, CARB, and FloorScore.