Hardwood Floor

New Hardwood Floor in Remodel

Jims-woodflr-02wExcited about this new hardwood being installed in a remodel.  The the client chose the darker grain to contrast well with the light walls. Also, take notice of the nice tile accents on the baseboards. This engineered hardware was chosen because of its superior performance and ease of installation**, for this particular product. There is a common misconception that “engineered” hardwood is to real hardwood, instead being a laminate floor.  That is not true. Engineered Hardwood flooring is real hardwood — the word “engineered” just refers to the way in which it’s made.   And there are many benefits to choosing an engineered product over a solid product.

Jims-woodflr-01wHere are the facts:

  • Engineered hardwoods are made of several layers, or ‘plies’ that are glued together in a cross-grain construction.  This type of construction is far stronger than a single piece of solid wood; and it’s also more structurally sound – it won’t buckle, gap, cup or twist.
  • **Engineered hardwoods can be installed below grade and direct to concrete – solid wood floors cannot.
  • The top face is crafted from the finest Northern veneers (which is just an industry term for ‘top layer’) that provide the most uniform color and the most resistance to seasonal expansion.

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