In-person wood flooring trade shows may not be available right now, but these companies—all advertisers in this issue—are continuing to offer new and innovative products to the industry.
The 275 VOC formulation Absco Professional Polyurethane Wood Floor Finish features great coverage and easy application, the company says. Its oil-modified formulation is durable, self-leveling and has a lower odor than most higher VOC products, the company adds. It also has a similar viscosity to 550 VOC formulas, application tracking technology and is compliant nationally for residential and commercial use.
Bona R540 is a one-component, roll-on moisture membrane designed to mitigate vapor transmission on all subfloors, including gypsum-based underlayment. This polyurethane reactive primer is compatible with the entire Bona Adhesive System. Only one coat is needed when using Bona 1250G or 1500G trowel and any Bona Silane Adhesive, the company says.
Graf Brothers Flooring
Graf Brothers' new Rift & Quartered White Oak engineered flooring collections are made in the United States and are manufactured on new state-of-the art, custom production equipment not yet available on today's market, the company says.
Impressions Flooring Collection
The Cape Neddick Series is a ⅜-inch engineered European White Oak hardwood flooring product. It is finished with a UV urethane aluminum oxide coating. Cape Neddick carries a lifetime warranty for residential use. It may be nailed, stapled, glued, or floated and may be installed below, on or above grade.
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.
PoloPlaz Primero 275 Low VOC is a fast-curing polyurethane that is tougher than waterbornes or moisture cures, the company says. It delivers reliable overnight drying even in poor conditions and reaches a greater hardness in just three days, the company adds. It is VOC-compliant nationally.
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 is an alcohol-based adhesive that eliminates hollow spots. The patented solvent-based adhesive grabs faster and holds stronger, 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.
Aacer Flooring's product mix includes solid and engineered flooring in unfinished and prefinished. Prefinished flooring is available in smooth, wire-brushed and hand-scraped surfaces. In addition to Aacer's standard Collections, private-label programs are available.
Appalachian Lumber Company
Appalachian Lumber Company's custom treads and landings are designed for unique staircases and can be made to any thickness, depth, length, grade or species, the company says.
Allegheny Mountain Hardwood Flooring
AMHF's Rift & Quarter Sawn red oak from the Northern Appalachian region has tight growth rings and beautiful color, the company says. The company's natural grade has more color variation, and its clear rift-only has more consistent coloring.
Bostik's Pro-MSP 20-ounce sausage packs offer reduced waste footprint, more coverage per individual container and are installer-friendly, the company says. For glue-assist applications, each 20-fluid-ounce sausage will cover approximately 60 linear feet at a ¼-inch bead. They are ideal for wide-plank floor installations and easy to clean, the company adds.
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.
Graf Custom Hardwood
Graf Custom Hardwood's Prefinished Collection offers the highest level of protection with Bona high durability finishes, giving floors protection against scratches, stains and spills, the company says.
Lignomat USA Ltd.
Lignomat's all-inclusive moisture and humidity measuring kit includes the Ligno-VersaTec moisture meter, which can be operated as a pin meter, pinless meter and thermo-hygrometer. The Electrode E14 is also included, as is a precision RH probe.
Loba Whitener is an additive for brightening wood surfaces when combined with all Loba water-based primers and finishes; it has the ability to create a variety of effects with layering, the company says.
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 save up to 50% of the finishing process on a job and make for a neater jobsite.
Shaper Origin is the world's first handheld CNC machine, the company says. It is designed with flooring professionals in mind and is intuitive and easy to learn, the company adds, noting it can help create complex inlay, medallions and hardware installation.
The Orion 950 Smart Pinless Wood Moisture Meter offers dual depth moisture measurement and that is only the beginning, the company says. The 950 is versatile and features thermo-hygrometer functionality, EMC calculation, data storage, wireless connection to free smart device apps and more, the company adds.