Did you know that forests cover about half of Florida’s land area? These lungs of mother nature are located in Orlando in the north area of the state, forests in the most counties are at least 50% arboreal, however in the south of Florida, half of the 40%.
These extensive amounts of oxygen sources are also responsible of being an important part of flooring products, furniture, construction additions, and even pharmaceutical products, therefore in order to maintain the balance between each field, regulations are very authoritarian regarding the purposes of the nature resource. According to The Forestry Florida Association Statewide, there are 17.3 million acres of forests, which a 15.4 million acres of those timberlands belongs to working forests. Of this 15.4, 71% of these forest areas are privately owned; the rest is owned by state and local (18%) and federal (11%) governments.
Flooring Popular Florida Wood Selections
According to the Universty of Florida, IFAS extention, species selection are bases on pines growth in Florida. These include slash pine, longleaf pine, loblolly pine, and sand pine. Other pines that grow in Florida, which have little commercial value, include pond pine, spruce pine, and shortleaf pine.
When it comes about commercial purpose, there are some factors that must be considered, like potential for germination, potential for survival and establishment, potential for good growth rates and potential for mature trees to set seed. This guidelines are justified in order to maintain productivity of the material in every each field of manufacture.
Pine is one of the most charming look you can use in the flooring field. Due to its marvelous light tones, pines are grown in plantations for timber, which tend to be more resinous, and therefore more durable than neat. This a type of wood can be widely used in carpentry items such as furniture, window frames, paneling and roofing. In Florida, pine plantations can be found in Lafayette County and Jefferson County. It is important to mention that in pine plantation since this type of wood requires a gentle treatment, procedures such as, components analysis and durability examinations.
What we love about pine lumber is the natural patterns that make allows a simple but also natural decorative solutions. Therefore, if you are into humble but fascinating looks the grain in the pine can stand on its own. Pine lumber can also be very resistant to decay and rotting, however, make sure of getting a pine lumber materials that has been pressure treated.
Natural looks are never underestimated and wood is one of the choices on decking materials nowadays. Cedar trees often live a long time, and regarding its wood is also very resistant to bugs. Its natural oils in the wood of cedar are toxic to insects, which makes of this species an appealing choice to a decking project. Nevertheless the heartwood of the tree the deeper colored red part, is on the other hand, rot resistant.
Pros & Cons: Cedar wood discards voluntarily moisture absorption which allows this type of wood to lie flat and straight. Regarding the color, you have to clean it and reseal it every year or two in order to maintain its attractiveness. However, it is harsh to keep that warm, rich, natural and fresh look. Cedar wood can vary on its cost from moderate, to high prices, it depends on the species as we mention before. On any case if you are into Cedar for its kindness you might have to dedicate part of your time taking care of it through the years.
Flooring Uses of Wood Remains
Leftovers on wood plantations are never overrated, on the contrary, they are responsible of other flooring products such as:
Composite Decking: Due to its innocuous, smooth surface, composite decking has settled as one of other suitable choice on the market. Composite Decking products are made of comprised recyclable materials, which make them a cost-effective product choice matching the quality material as well. In addition since these products are craft by mankind any style is available, so if you are in the mood of emphasize an sophisticated, textured pattern or emulate the look of real wood, is one of your goals then, Composite Decking is for you. Due to its easy-to-use hidden clip system for installation, you might even want to try to install it yourself.
Laminate: How can we forget, at FinishBuild we love laminate, which is a synthetic material placed on particleboard, which is made of compressed wood. It comes in high-pressure and low-pressure varieties. Its durability, tracks them on a long lasting flooring option which represents an attractive alternative rather than wood flooring. Highly scratch and stain resistant and extreme impact warriors, laminate flooring products at FinishBuild might be used over radiant heated concrete structures and it would not fade due to exposure to sunlight. Explore our picks on wood looks, such as DRIFTWOOD ARENA, CALIZA, LAVA or IRON which would definitely add an accurate wood look to any household flooring.
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