Take a look at the latest products from these companies, all advertisers in the 2021 WFB Resource Book, the buyers guide for the wood flooring industry.
Absolute Coatings Group
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.
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
LÄGLER has developed a new dust bag system for the TRIO that is easy to use, more cost effective, and improves dust containment, the company says. It allows for faster and easier changeouts, increased volume capacity in dust bags and doubles the number of dust bags for the same price, the company adds.
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 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.
Aacer Flooring's product mix includes solid and engineered, prefinished and unfinished flooring. Prefinished flooring is available in smooth, wire-brushed and scraped surfaces. In addition to the colors offered, custom colors are also available. All flooring features prized northern hardwoods and is manufactured in the company's 350,000-square-foot facility in Peshtigo, Wis.
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.
Appalachian Lumber Co.
Appalachian Lumber offers custom treads of any size, as well as pie treads and custom landing treads. The treads are made from high-quality hardwoods and are available in more than 20 species, the company says.
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.
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 Brothers Flooring
The Original Graf Brothers' "French Plank" flooring, also known as "European Livesawn," is available in 7-, 8- and 10-inch widths and 4–12-foot lengths, with a 7-foot average. The flooring is available in stunning prime, light character and character grades, the company adds.
Graf Custom Hardwood
The Graf Custom Hardwood Prefinished Collection offers a high level of protection with high-durability Bona finishes, protecting floors against scratches, stains and spills, the company says. The Prefinished Collection is available in both solid and engineered flooring with grades of select and better, and character grades, as well as rift and quartered or plainsawn, with widths of 2¼–11½ inches.
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.
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 ClearCoat Pro Waterborne Floor Finishes are one- and two-component floor finishing systems that are ideal for high-traffic residential and commercial wood floors, 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 Ligno-DuoTec BW can measure wood moisture and relative humidity, which are the main factors contributing to floor covering failures, the company says. Floor installers and inspectors can use the pinless dual-depth mode to measure wood floors, subfloors, different types of bamboo floors and concrete floors with the built-in reference scale.
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, 7½ inches wide and 74 inches long. Pictured is St. Dijon Antique Oak.
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.
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.
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.
WoodTech Machines LLC
WoodTech Machines offers high-quality customized wood finishing machines, including UV drying ovens, roll coaters, wire-brush/distressing machines, spray lines and wide belt sanders, the company says. The company can make a machine to finish any product, it adds.