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Posted on August 10, 2023
Amidst the vast tapestry of trees that blanket the Earth, there lies a silent measure of their strength and fortitude: the Janka hardness scale. This isn’t just a scientific tool, it’s a whisper from the woods, an ancient code revealing the depth of a tree’s endurance. It speaks of the stories a wooden floor might tell after bearing the weight of countless footsteps, of furniture bearing memories over generations, or of the quiet resilience displayed when heavy burdens fall upon them.The Dance of the Janka Hardness Test
With an elegance that matches nature’s own designs, the Janka test is disarmingly simple. Picture a small steel ball, no more than 11.28 mm in diameter. Like water making its way into the heartwood of a tree, this ball is gently pressed into a wood sample until it sinks, finding its resting place at half its diameter deep. The pressure exerted, that gentle push and resistance, becomes the voice of the tree, giving its Janka hardness rating.
Think of the delicate balsa, with its feather-light touch and soft embrace. It might sing a lullaby beneath the wings of a model airplane, but as a floor, its gentle nature wouldn’t withstand the rhythmic dance of sanding. In contrast, the mighty mesquite stands like an old guardian, with roots deep in history, promising to carry tales for generations, especially under the attentive care of craftsmen renewing its luster.The Song of the Grain
Yet, one must remember: every tree has its own song, its own rhythm. Even among siblings of the same species, there is variation. Much like how we humans have different tones in our voice, the strength of wood shifts with its grain. The lengthy whisper of a plank, its “side hardness”, might have a different tale than the brief but potent echoes from its ends, the “end hardness”. They, too, are not always harmonious, but in their difference lies the depth of nature’s stories.
We provide virtually dust-free sanding with our continuous belt machinery with mobile extraction units, giving you a safer environment for your family.
This organic finish not only adds beauty to your home but also has exceptional water-repellent characteristics, making it easier to clean and maintain.
This natural floor finish offers the softest and most mellow appearance – and leaves your floor able to breath.
Using soft buffing machines (and hand-polishing where required) will bring a wonderful sheen to your newly-finished floor.
We offer a full assessment of your wooden floors to determine what repairs are needed to provide the perfect working surface for the later stages of sanding, staining and sealing.
We offer a comprehensive restoration process designed to address floors that are improperly fitted or damaged over time through wear and tear.
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