Take a look at the latest products from these companies, all advertisers in the 2020 WFB Resource Book, the buyer's guide for the wood flooring industry.
The Bona Power Drive is an all-directional and versatile disc sanding system that delivers exceptional power, saves labor, and can significantly reduce edging time by 50–80%. It can be used with the following accessories: steel plates, weights, wire brushes, and Tynex brushes.
Lägler North America
The Lägler SINGLE is a single-disc sanding machine designed for fine sanding, intercoat abrasion, buffing stains or polishing oils. Lägler also offers a variety of sanding and milling tools for the SINGLE that allow the machine to master difficult tasks in subfloor preparation, the company says.
Red Heat is designed to handle the toughest sanding projects and makes scratches hardly detectable, the company says. It is designed to leave wood floors smooth and ready for refinishing, the company adds.
Olde Wood Ltd.
Olde Wood's European Collection of wide plank flooring combines the stunning characteristics of Reclaimed Antique and Traditional Plank American Oak with beautiful dark wood tones often found in European design, the company says.
Osmo Holz und Color GmbH & Co. KG
Polyx-Oil is a true oil and wax combination for protecting wood flooring. Its oils penetrate wood and protect it from inside, and its hardwaxes sit on top and form a protective layer. The simple brush or roller two-coat application produces an excellent hardwax build for a uniform satin or matte sheen and added durability, the company says.
Saroyan Solid Hardwood flooring is available in a variety of grades and dimensions. Every order is hand-selected for appearance and milled for premium quality, the company says.
WFR-930, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary, is an alcohol-based adhesive that eliminates hollow spots. The patented solvent-based adhesive grabs faster and holds strong and it won't etch the ﬁnish, the company says.
Woodwise/Design Hardwood Products
Woodwise/Design Hardwood Products says it is continuing its research and development efforts to keep up with the wood flooring industry, and its wood fillers have been formulated to meet the demands of wood flooring experts. Its line of wood fillers includes: Woodwise Full-Trowel Filler, Wood Patch, No Shrink Patch-Quick, Powdered Wood Filler, Pre-Finish Filler, and Epoxy Wood Patch.
Absolute Coatings Group
New Absco Quick Dry Penetrating Wood Finish Stain & Sealer in One is easy to use and is fortified with urethane for long-lasting durability, the company says. It can be used on all hardwoods, dries in two hours, and is low-odor. It is available in 20 colors.
Allegheny Mountain Hardwood Flooring
Allegheny Mountain offers ¾-inch 100 percent riftsawn solid wood flooring in lengths up to 12 feet. Wider planks are also available in red oak and white oak. Its Northern Appalachian oak has grading standards above NOFMA requirements and is cut and kiln-dried at its mill to 6% MC, the company says.
Amana Tool manufactures industrial-quality carbide-tipped, solid-carbide, and insert-carbide router bits and CNC router bits for the woodworking, MDF, aluminum, plastics and composite industries.
Delmhorst Instrument Co.
Delmhorst Instrument Co.'s TotalCheck Wood Flooring Package features the TotalCheck three-in-one moisture meter, 26-ES slide-hammer electrode, 2-E short-pin electrode, RH/T-S1 RH sensor, and MCS-1 moisture content standard. The package comes in a carrying case.
Eagle Machinery & Supply Inc.
The EagleEye Talon Vision Saw brings two-sided WoodEye Scanning and the Eagle Talon 3000 High Speed Crosscut Saw together into a compact, tightly integrated package, the company says. It eliminates transitions and maintains complete control of the material throughout the scanning and crosscutting process and is ideal for processing low-grade material at high speeds, the company adds.
The HMbox monitors the job site and substrate pre-installation, and the Fidbox (embedded into the floor) monitors the product, substrate and job site post-installation. These pre- and post-installation tech tools save the contractor time, money, aggravation and possible litigation, the company says. The devices create reports that can be printed or emailed.
Fortifiber Building Systems Group
The Accord sound-rated flooring pad maintains comfort underfoot, providing an outstanding acoustic barrier and dependable moisture-vapor protection, the company says, adding that Accord is easy to install over subfloors and under floating engineered or laminate flooring due to an integrated seam-seal tape. It is also a Class I moisture-vapor barrier over concrete.
Graf Custom Hardwood
The Graf Custom Hardwood Prefinished Collection features Bona High Durability Finishes, designed to protect floors against scratches, stains and spills.
Grill Works Inc.
Designed for multi-layer flooring, Grill Works Inc.'s MLF Vents provide high strength-to-weight ratio and substantially reduce moisture retention, the company says. The vents are available in 4-by-10-inch and 4-by-12-inch sizes.
The Hasko HSSM series features machines for solid and engineered wood flooring from the leading provider of technology to the hardwood flooring industry, the company says. The HSSM SideMaster provides side matching for sawn-face engineered wood flooring and plan-to-zero systems. The HSSM Splitter produces sawn veneer faces up to 8 inches wide.
Horizon Forest Products
Impressions Flooring Collection's new Hartwell Series carried by Horizon is a random-width, low-gloss flooring option with a ton of character, the company says.
Jungle Jim Tools
The Cobra line includes 1½- and 2½-inch scrapers. Designed and tested with wood floor contractors in mind, the scrapers are also useful for many woodworking applications. The Detail Scraper has an improved blade design and works well for initial cuts when scraping corners, the company says.
Lenmar oil-modified, self-leveling polyurethane is recommended for commercial, residential and gymnasium applications. The product features excellent durability and resistance to household chemicals, marring and scratching, the company says.
Lico Machinery Inc.
Lico specializes in the design and manufacturing of sawmill and flooring equipment ranging from standalone machines to complete solutions. Lico offers a wide range of ripping solutions for the mid-range production up to the most demanding requirements, the company says. A single system can be designed to produce from 20,000 board feet to 90,000 board feet (4/4) per shift with ripping yields up to 93 percent, Lico says.
The Electrode E14m and the EG pins are strong enough to withstand hard pounding with a hammer when measuring materials such as strand bamboo, MDF boards or hard hardwood, Lignomat says. The mini-Ligno DX/C is set up for the floor installer and inspector with 42 wood group settings to measure domestic and tropical hardwoods as well as different subfloors, drywall and plaster. The kit is available from Lignomat as D-4P.
Loba Whitener is an additive for brightening wood surfaces when combined with all Loba water-based primers and finishes, and has the ability to create a variety of effects with layering, the company says.
MP Global Products
QuietWalk Plus is a universal underlayment with an enhanced vapor barrier attached that allows fasteners to penetrate and allows adhesives to bond to it, the company says. The dense fibers are designed to stop unwanted noise from traveling. It can be used with floating, glue-down and nail-down wood floors.
National Hardwood Flooring and Moulding
French Galerie engineered oak flooring from National Hardwood Flooring and Moulding is available in character grade, smoked distressed or smooth textured, and features a natural oil finish. The top layer is 4 mm thick, and the flooring comes 5⁄8 inch thick, 71⁄2 inches wide and 74 inches long. Pictured is St. Dijon Antique Oak.
Douglas Fir Solid Engineered flooring features a wear layer constructed of prime vertical grain Douglas fir and a salvaged core and backer, the company says. It is available unfinished or prefinished and is ¾ inch thick, 3 ¼ inches wide and comes in lengths of 3–10 feet. Custom color options are also available.
This custom parquet flooring features maple, red oak, and walnut and was produced at 5/16-inch thickness and paper-taped for glue-down application.
Polo 1K is a single-component waterborne finish. The formula is non-ambering, clear and low-VOC. Polo 1K's rapid-cure technology allows for the floors to be returned to service the very next day, the company says. It is available in gloss, semi-gloss, satin and matte sheens.
Developed with end-wall reach in mind, the Edge nailer is designed to blind-nail as close as within 2 inches of the end-wall, the company says, adding that it can make for a neater jobsite.
Rubio Monocoat Oil Plus 2C is a hardwax oil that protects and colors wood in one single coat. It contains 0% VOC, is available in more than 50 colors and has great wear and liquid resistance, the company says. Its spread rate is 300–500 square feet per liter.
Titebond's packaging simplifies the adhesive handling process for flooring installers, the company says. The ¾-gallon foil pouch is easy to open and handle. It also reduces mess and waste, speeds up installation and extends adhesive shelf life, the company adds. The packaging is available with Titebond 811 Advantage and Titebond 771-Step.
Top Grade Floors
Lost River Reclaimed White Oak is available in ¾-inch unfinished solid or engineered. It is live-sawn and comes in 5-12-inch widths and long lengths.
Tramex Moisture Encounter ME5 features dual-depth penetration for comparative of surface and core moisture and elimination of substrate influence. Its Bluetooth connectivity allows for integration of apps and reporting, and its improved sensor pads provide greater repeatability of results, the company says. It also features a robust enclosure with rugged, ergonomic design.
The Wagner Meters Smart Logger is a temperature and relative humidity monitor and data logger utilizing the latest Bluetooth 4.0 technology. The device sends data to the free Smart Logger app that can record, collect, and email up to 12,000 data readings and save them for 300 days.
W.D. Lockwood & Co. Inc.
W.D. Lockwood offers a variety of deep-penetrating water-soluble gray dyes, including Silver Gray, Pearl Gray, Deep Gray, Gray Antique, Weathered Oak and Early English Gray. The dyes do not leave residue or pigment deposits, and the color remains clear under any finish coating, the company says.
WerkMaster Grinders & Sanders Inc.
The RASP Precision hardwood sander reaches within 1/8 inch of the wall, the company says. It is designed to handle wood and concrete surface prep and disassembles into three parts for easy transport, the company adds. It features a 220-volt, 3-hp single-phase motor.