Thursday, March 29, 2012

Fantastic Floor Presents: Tarara

Welcome back to Fantastic Floor Presents, the only blog series that shines a spotlight on the most popular hardwood flooring materials available today. This week we're featuring one of our most popular South American products: Tarara!

tarara hardwood flooring

Tarara hardwood flooring, also known as Canarywood, is a colorful, exciting exotic hardwood from the forests of Brazil and Bolivia. It's heartwood varies in color from bright yellow to deep orange, with long streaks of black, purple, and red throughout. This dramatic contrast gives the wood an especially vibrant, exotic look.

Like most exotic hardwood varieties, Tarara hardwood is a very durable flooring material. It is also, however, very easy to work with, making it popular with woodworkers and furniture makers. The interlocked, irregular grain pattern and uniform texture is dynamic enough to catch the eye of house guests, but versatile enough to complement almost any home design scheme.

Fantastic Floor offers clear prefinished Tarara hardwood flooring in a variety of lengths. View our selection at, or call us today at 888.448.9663.

Monday, March 19, 2012

FAQ: What is the Most Durable Hardwood Flooring Available? [INFOGRAPHIC]

While the durability of a hardwood flooring variety depends on many things, the best indicator is the species' Janka hardness rating. Janka hardness is the measure of the wood's resistance to indentation, or, the load required to embed a 11.28-mm (0.444-in.) ball to one-half its diameter. The higher the Janka hardness rating, the more durable the wood will be. Below is an infographic featuring the top ten hardest wood flooring materials available. Enjoy!

Values presented are the average of radial and tangential penetrations.

janka hardness rating

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

New Fantastic Product: Hickory Tumbleweed

Fantastic Floor has another beautiful new product available from Urban Floor: Hickory Tumbleweed!

hickory tumbleweed hardwood flooring

Hickory Tumbleweed is the latest distressed engineered hardwood flooring product from the Urban Floor Mountain Collection. The species' varied tones and shades create dramatic contrast in the boards, giving the flooring an incredibly unique, eye-catching look. The wood also features an intricate grain pattern that nicely complements the boards' color and tones.

Not only is hickory one of the most attractive domestic hardwood flooring varieties you can find, it is also the hardest of all the North American species. It has been used for years for decorative purposes as well as tool handles, pallets, and other industrial applications. This combination of durability and beauty has made hickory hardwood a popular flooring choice among homeowners for decades.

Right now, Fantastic Floor has Hickory Tumbleweed flooring for a special reduced rate - almost 7% off our already low price! This limited time offer ends April 6th, so hurry and call Fantastic Floor today at 888.448.9663 to place your order.