Thicker is better. What makes our Engineered Wood Floors better than most?

Posted: February 7, 2022

What makes our Engineered Wood Floors better than most?

First off, let’s discuss what engineered flooring consists of. It is constructed with an inner plywood core which is typically made from birch. Then a layer, called the “wear layer” is made from a more decorative wood species which is then fused on top of the plywood core. This is the layer that you will see once the floor is installed.

What makes our engineered flooring so special? It’s the thickness of our wear layer. Most engineered floors have a fairly thin wear layer, typically 1-2 millimeters. Our wear layer is a  ¼” thick. This is a huge benefit, basically the thicker the wear layer, the more durable the floor will be. Our engineered flooring can be refinished as many times as a solid wood floor. For example, an engineered floor with a 1mm wear layer cannot be sanded and refinished at all. It can only be recoated. A wear layer of 2mm could only be sanded and finished 1-2 times. A wear layer of 3mm could possibly be sanded and refinished up to 2-3 times and a 4mm wear layer up to 4-5 times. In comparison, our ¼” wear layer would be close to a 6mm wear layer, meaning the sanding and refinishing option will likely out last our lifetime. It is said that the average homeowner has their hardwood floors sanded and refinished every 8-12 years. So in short, our engineered floors are top of the line.

For those of you who are visual, let’s compare.

 

In short, there are 3 major benefits of a thicker wear layer.

  1. Lifespan – the floor lasts longer and can be sanded and finished multiple times
  2. Cost – you can sand and finish a thicker wear layer multiple times instead of having to replace a floor with thinner wear layer once it wears through.
  3. Durability – a thicker wear layer ultimately can take on more of the wear and tear of everyday traffic

Full Specs:

  • MINIMUM ORDER – 200 sq.ft.
  • SURFACES – Floors or walls
  • SPECIES – Rustic White Oak
  • GRADE QUALITY – Epoxy filled voids, graded to 99% usable
  • HARDNESS – 1360 Janka Rating
  • MOISTURE CONTENT – Cured & kiln dried to 6-8% moisture content
  • THICKNESS – 3/4″
  • WIDTHS – 8″ face coverage
  • LENGTH – Random up to 8′
  • GRAIN – Mixed
  • PROFILE – Micro bevel edges, relief kerfs, clinch line, T&G and end-matched (T&G on the ends)
  • FINISH – No VOC UV cured Aluminum Oxide clear matte finish
  • PACKAGING – 21 square foot boxes
  • DISTRIBUTION – Factory direct shipping anywhere in the U.S.
  • INSTALLATION – Nail Down, Glue Down, Glue & Nail
  • DISCLAIMER – This is a natural wood product. Color, texture, and grain will vary from board to board.

 

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