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Question:

Is Asian rosewood a good selection for hardwood flooring? Can you give me the advantages, disadvantages, installation tips, cutting tips, etc.? Thank you very much for your help!

Answer:



Dear Quan

Try to get back to me with the botanical name. I only have info on Indian Rosewood (excellent stuff), but this may not be what you are buying. If the salesman won't tell you the proper name, or can't, stay away from it, unless you can find it in a home installed over 1 year ago. Some woods have problems holding finish due to their oiliness, and some have too much movement during humidity changes.

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