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The Rise of Engineered Wood Flooring

ENGINEERED THE RISE OF WOOD FLOORING A look at what engineered wood flooring is and why consumers love it Tips On Choosing The Best Engineered Wood What Is Engineered Wood? Engineered wood flooring is composed of a solid wood veneer wear layer on top of cross-layered ply layers that are glued and pressed together. Polyurethane finish at least 2.5 mil thick (1 mil = 0.0254 millimeters) Look for a VOC-free finish Solid hardwood wear layer Choose a wear layer made from FSC-certified® reclaimed wood Engineered Wood Insist upon a 4mm wear layer, which will last over 80 years VS High-density plywood core Look for 9-layers & FSC-certified Solid Wood WARNING Virtually all imported floors have thin wear layers and are designed for light duty and re- placement rather than refinishing, making for a higher cost of ownership. Advantages of Engineered Wood Fast installation Extra process strong No sanding or finishing, on site Can go over radiant floors Prevents shrinking and buckling Good for bathrooms and kitchens Improved humidity protection Can go over concrete subfloors Engineered Flooring Is Popular! Consumption of engineered wood flooring grew by.. Wood Flooring Installations 100% between 2002 and 2007 27% Pre-finished 40% engineered Unfinished engineered Unfinished solid 2% 2002 2007 31% Today, Engineered Wood Accounts For: Pre-finished solid of wood flooring manufacturers 50.4% reported sales Brought to you by Víridian reclaimed wood SOURCES: National Wood Flooring Association; U.S. International Trade Commission; Viridian Reclaimed Wood

The Rise of Engineered Wood Flooring

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More versatile, moisture-resistant and easier to install than solid wood, engineered wood is quickly gaining popularity among consumers. For homeowners who want the beauty of a wood floor without the ...




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