HIGHER VARIATION

VARIATIONS IN WOOD

WOOD IS A NATURAL MATERIAL, AND LIKE ALL THINGS ORGANIC, OUR HARDWOOD PLANKS HAVE THEIR OWN UNIQUE CHARACTERISTICS. VARIATION REFERES TO NATURALLY OCCURING VARIATIONS IN WOOD COLOR, GRAIN, PATTERN, AND TEXTURE. AT PRAVADA, WE EMBRACE THE BEAUTY OF OUR WOOD THE WAY NATURE INTENDED IT TO BE. HARDWOOD FLOORING’S NATURAL BEAUTY PROVIDES A UNIQUE IDENTITY THAT MATURES OVER TIME. FOR THAT REASON, NO TWO HARDWOOD FLOORS ARE EXACTLY ALIKE. DEPENDING ON THE FLOORING YOU CHOOSE, PRAVADA CAN CREATE FOR YOU A WOOD FLOOR WITH MINIMAL VARIATION AND MORE UNIFORM COLOUR, OR A WOOD FLOOR WITH LOTS OF VARIATION THAT HAS A WIDE RANGE OF LIGHT AND DARK TONES FROM PLANK TO PLANK.

LOWER VARIATION

WIRE-BRUSHED WOOD

OUR WIRE BRUSHING OFFERS A SUBTLE TEXTURE TO A FLOOR WHILE MAINTAINING A SMOOTH APPEARANCE. WIRE BRUSHING PULLS THE SOFT GRAIN FROM THE GROWTH RING LEAVING THE HEART WOOD EXPOSED TO THE SURFACE.

DISTRESSED WOOD

OUR DISTRESSED HARDWOODS FEATURE LARGE, UNFILLED KNOTS AND BLEMISHES TO ADD CHARACTER AND UNIQUE DETAIL TO EVERY PLANK.

ROUGH SAWN WOOD

OUR ROUGH SAWN HARDWOOD HAS BEAUTIFUL, AGAINST THE GRAIN SAW MARKS. THEIR INHERENT TEXTURE IS SLIGHTLY RUSTIC CREATING PLANKS THAT HAVE CHARACTER AND STRENGTH. THE FINISH PROVIDES A RICH AND COMPLEX SURFACE.

HAND-SCRAPED WOOD

HANDSOME CRAFTSMANSHIP IS BROUGHT TO FULL LUSTER WITH OUR HAND SCRAPED, EUROPEAN HARDWOOD. TRADITIONAL STYLING IS FORMED BY SKILLED ARTISANS TO OUR SPECIFICATIONS WITH PRECISE, EXPERT HAND SCRAPING AND FINISHING DETAIL.

WHILE TRADITIONAL HARDWOOD CERTAINLY IS A RENEWABLE RESOURCE, OAK TREES, FOR EXAMPLE, CAN TAKE HUNDREDS OF YEARS TO GROW AND REPLENISH THEMSELVES. WE ARE DISCOVERING MORE AND MORE THAT SOLID HARDWOOD FLOORS ARE NOT IDEAL - ESPECIALLY FROM AN ENVIRONMENTAL STAND POINT. AS A SOLUTION, A MORE SUSTAINABLE, ADVANCED FLOORING OPTION HAS EMERGED - ENGINEERED HARDWOOD.

 

ENGINEERED HARDWOOD FLOORING IS REAL HARDWOOD - THE TERM "ENGINEERED" REFERS TO ITS UNIQUE CONSTRUCTION. UNLIKE SOLID HARDWOOD, ENGINEERED HARDWOOD IS MADE OF SEVERAL LAYERS. THE TOP SURFACE (WHAT YOU SEE WHEN INSTALLED) IS A LAYER OF YOUR DESIRED WOOD CHOICE, SUCH AS OAK. THE BOTTOM SUBSTRATE LAYER (WHAT YOU DON'T SEE WHEN INSTALLED) IS MADE OF FAST GROWING, SUSTAINABLE WOOD SPECIES SUCH AS SPRUCE OR BIRCH. WHEN INSTALLED PROPERLY, AN ENGINEERED FLOOR IS VIRTUALLY INDISTINGUISHABLE FROM A SOLID FLOOR, AND PROVIDES MORE SOLID CONSTRUCTION. AS WELL, ENGINEERED FLOORS USE HALF AS MANY TREES AS SOLID HARDWOOD FLOORS, ALLOWING YOU TO ENJOY THE BEAUTY OF HARDWOOD, IN A MORE ENVIROMENTALLY FRIENDLY WAY.

WHAT IS ENGINEERED HARDWOOD - AND HOW WILL IT HELP SAVE OUR TREES?

TOP WEAR LAYER (SOLID HARDWOOD)

 SUBSTRATE LAYER (FAST GROWING WOOD SPECIES)

WHAT IS SMOKED HARDWOOD?

THIS COLOURING TECHNIQUE USES A SPECIAL FUMING PROCESS WHICH GENTLY FLAMES THE WOOD, BOARD BY BOARD, TO CREATE A BEAUTIFUL AND CHARACTERISTIC SURFACE BY DARKENING AND ENRICHING THE NATURAL GRAIN OF THE WOOD. THE HEAT-TREATED WOOD CARAMELIZES TO PROVIDE A DEEPER, SCRATCH RESISTANT COLOUR.

ABOUT HARD WAX OIL

AN INNOVATIVE HARDWOOD FLOORING FINISH THAT CONSISTS OF 3 LAYERS OF WAX OIL PRODUCED FROM NATURAL COMPONENTS. HARDWAX OIL IS AN OXIDATIVE FINISH; IT DRIES OUT ON OPEN AIR. HARDWAX OIL EASILY PENETRATES INTO WOOD PORES, DEEPLY SATURATING THE WOOD, STRENGTHENING AND PROTECTING IT FROM ILL EFFECTS OF MOISTURE, DIRT, CREATING A HARD PROTECTIVE FILM ON THE WOOD SURFACE.

OUR ENDURAFINISH LACQUER OFFER SEVEN COATS OF ANTI-SCRATCH ALUMINUM OXIDE AND POLYURATHANE. THIS ULTRA-VOILET CURED CHEMICAL COATING IS FACTORY APPLIED ON THE WOOD PLANK SURFACE AS A STRONG PROTECTIVE LAYER TO RESIST DIRT STAINS, WATER, DAMPNESS AS WELL AS DAILY WEAR IN HIGH TRAFFIC AREAS.

WHAT IS ENDURA FINISH?

OUR HARDWOODS

UNEXPECTED CHARACTER AND VARITATIONS IN STYLE ENSURE PRAVADA HAS A FLOOR YOU'LL LOVE

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