Native North American Hardwood: Chestnut
Just the word chestnut conjures up warm
thoughts. I guess we all associate it with the line in the song “chestnuts
roasting on an open fire.” Apart from producing a delicious nut, the wood of
chestnut trees can be used to create beautiful wood floors and furniture.
A little about chestnut wood.
Chestnut trees are native to North America.
You will find that there are two species available: Southern
Chestnut. Southern chestnut is a luscious warm tan
color with golden highlights. Tiete Chestnut is a darker brown that will
actually grow darker with age.
What does chestnut wood look like?
When you think of chestnut, you may picture a honey-blond
color, but chestnut
actually ranges from gray and white to different shades of browns. The grain
has a straight and spiraled grain and is a bit rough to the touch. It is softer than other hardwoods, but is
still a durable material that is resistant
to care for chestnut wood.
When initially installed, chestnut flooring should be
either stained or sealed with a clear protective
varnish. The natural color is attractive enough that only a clear product
is necessary. This will make maintenance simple, only requiring occasional
sweeping and polishing. After several years, it might be necessary to refinish
them, but only after a long time.
much does chestnut cost?
Chestnut flooring is more average in cost, beginning
around $5.00/sq. ft. A bit more exotic and unusual than oak or pine, it is
unique enough to make it a desirable commodity. Other hardwoods can be as
inexpensive as $0.98/sq. ft.
Upgrading your floors to hardwood will make your home
more attractive while increasing the value. Hardwoods have long been considered
a classy feature, and one that is preferred over other flooring choices.
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flooring contractors to bring the warm flavor of chestnut to your
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