Home Flooring Best Ideas
For the variable here is a controversial opinion: we do not end match our flooring which means there is no tongue and groove on the ends of the planks. Since we recommend our floor be glued down we say this is an unnecessary expense for the customer. End matching reduces the yield in production and raises labor costs. Most end match profiles are milled so loosely that they really dont hold the floor in place anyway. The biggest benefit to the installer is that the plank can be cut in half in any place and reused anywhere without have to mate up to a complementary tongue or groove since the end is just square cut. This means all end trim pieces or any waste can be reused. Therefore on our engineered flooring product the waste factor is virtually nothing unless there are angles or radiuses to work around. We also help with waste factor by usually supplying a random width product so when one gets close to the end of a room they can plan the width combination patterns out to not have to rip much off the last row.
We personally do not care for prefinished flooring due to installation problems associated with it, so our product requires site applied finish. This means that your floor finish if site applied will be easier to sand and refinish than a prefinished floor. Also you do not have to deal with that micro bevel groove between each board that tends to fill up with dust and crumbs. Most prefinished hardwood floors really cant be refinished easily. To sand it off means that the wear layer has to be thicker than the height of the nails and have room to sand off the micro bevel between boards; that amounts to a lot of sanding. You also will not be able to spot sand or touch up parts of the floor.
Compare overall thickness and the height from the top of the tongue or nail groove to the top of the face on the floor. On an engineered floor this is generally the thickness of a wear layer. Most solid wood floors are 3/4" overall before sanding (but some are less) with 1/4" above the nail groove. Our engineered floor is manufactured to equivalent measurements but most engineered floors have a thinner wear layer. This comes down to how many times the floor can be sanded. What kind of finish and texture you want on the floor factors into how deep you will re-sand the floor during refinishing. A number of our reclaimed wood floors are sold with an original texture that shows the old saw marks and character in the floor, so most likely you wont want to sand this out. As a rule of thumb, the thicker the wear layer then the longer the floor will last.
The variable is installation costs. Our engineered product has labor savings over our solid wood product because it is pre-sanded and milled to tighter tolerances. It is also prefilled in the holes and has next to zero waste. On the other hand you may have a little more in cost of gluing it down in addition to nails, but this is just a step in direction of better quality and peace of mind during the install.
Are you a do-it-yourselfer? Think through every step of the process to be sure that you can do it yourself. Usually the install can be done with relatively moderate skills and simple tools like a chop saw and rented flooring nailer. The finishing process is a whole different matter. The sanders and buffers take some special skills to operate. A normal price range for labor and materials to install a wood floor is $4-5 per square foot. It is possible to build your own sweat equity into a floor install. Maybe this is where you choose to use our engineered product for example because it is presanded to more accurate tolerances than a solid wood product. It can be touched up with a hand held orbital sander rather than industrial floor sanders. Then if you are doing the finish yourself, you will want to consider using a finish that may not require as much buffing between coats.
Outdoor Play Area Flooring. Outdoor Play Area Flooring Laminate Flooring. Outdoor Play Area Flooring Floor Tiles. Outdoor Play Area Flooring The Floor Is Lava. Outdoor Play Area Flooring
Kids Play Area Outdoor Play Area Flooring As Hardwood Flooring
Outdoor Play Area Flooring Beautiful Grey Wood Floors
Sports Flooring Outdoor Play Area Flooring 2018 Flooring Supplies
Kids Play Area Flooring Outdoor Play Area Flooring On Cheap Laminate Flooring
Artificial Grass School Case Outdoor Play Area Flooring Simple Ikea Floor Lamp
Rubber Tiles B Outdoor Play Area Flooring Luxury Next Floor Lamps
Playground Surfaces Outdoor Play Area Flooring As Flooring Direct
Cool Way To Lay Outdoor Play Area Flooring As Laminate Flooring Sale
Reasons Why Daycares Are Outdoor Play Area Flooring For Bathroom Floor Tiles
Rubbery Outdo Outdoor Play Area Flooring New Uk Flooring Direct
Rubber Flooring Outdoor Play Area Flooring Amazing Oak Flooring
Ballymoney Outdoor Play Area Flooring 2018 Walls And Floors
Chi Outdoor Play Area Flooring 2018 Kitchen Flooring
Children Php Outdoor Play Area Flooring As Lino Flooring
Safety Playgroun Outdoor Play Area Flooring Tripod Floor Lamp
Bedfordshire Outdoor Play Area Flooring 2018 Kitchen Floor Tiles
Play Safe Outdoor Play Area Flooring As Parquet Flooring
Outdoor Play Area Rubber Outdoor Play Area Flooring Unique Laminate Flooring
Play Area Outdoor Play Area Flooring Luxury Engineered Wood Flooring
Outdoor Play Area Flooring Laminate Flooring. Outdoor Play Area Flooring Floor Tiles. Outdoor Play Area Flooring The Floor Is Lava.