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When it Anavar For Sale Philippines comes to wood flooring, end grain tiles comprise a very small percentage of the millions of square feet installed. End grain floor tiles are "tiles" and unlike their plank cousins have a completely different type of installation.

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Wood grain is a bit like a bundle of soda straws, and end grain wood can absorb more stain and finish than plank flooring. As with any wood working project, testing the stains and finish on some scraps will ensure your end results are satisfactory.