Home Flooring Best Ideas
In this article we will be discussing several different categories of wood flooring. Solid wood flooring is one board with no glued up laminations; it is basically wood board that has been sized and profiled to a certain dimension. Engineered flooring has a on the top whatever species and texture you want, and this is glued to a plywood backer on the bottom. Engineered is still all wood but is made with multiple layers that are laminated for better stability and dimensional accuracy. Floors that we will not cover here are laminates or any composite products which are often not wood entirely through the plank or may be made with a photo printed surface. We also will not cover vinyl, carpet, stone, or tile.
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.
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.
If your price-point is not even in the same zip code, maybe it is in a different state, start shopping other options. For example if you are in the $1-2/sf range look at the deep discounters or laminate options. The FSC certified 12mm exterior birch plywood that we use to manufacturer the engineered flooring costs us that much alone, not counting all the other labor and materials.
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.
White Floor Standing Mirror. White Floor Standing Mirror Laminate Flooring. White Floor Standing Mirror Vinyl Flooring. White Floor Standing Mirror Floor Tiles. White Floor Standing Mirror
White Wood Floor M White Floor Standing Mirror Best Hardwood Flooring
B White Floor Standing Mirror 2018 Flooring Supplies
Standing Full Length Mi White Floor Standing Mirror Fresh Cheap Laminate Flooring
White Floor Standing Mirror Beautiful Ikea Floor Lamp
Dusx Tall Antique White White Floor Standing Mirror Awesome Wickes Laminate Flooring
Elise Range Floor Standing White Floor Standing Mirror Fresh Next Floor Lamps
Standingchevalmirrorwhite Cfm White Floor Standing Mirror Simple Laminate Flooring Sale
White Stand Up Mirror White Floor Standing Mirror Stunning Bathroom Floor Tiles
White Floor Standing Mirror On Flooring Direct
A White Floor Standing Mirror Beautiful Kitchen Flooring
Ornate White Full Length White Floor Standing Mirror As Uk Flooring Direct
Jewellery Boxes And S White Floor Standing Mirror For Oak Flooring
BSDIS White Floor Standing Mirror 2018 Tripod Floor Lamp
Standing White Arch Top White Floor Standing Mirror Stunning Walls And Floors
Coco Spain Made Standing White Floor Standing Mirror On Vinyl Flooring
Ornate White Freestanding Mirror White Floor Standing Mirror As Parquet Flooring
Kings Brand Kings Brand White Floor Standing Mirror As Laminate Flooring
White Laminate Flooring Uk Wood Flooring. White Laminate Flooring Uk Vinyl Flooring. White Laminate Flooring Uk Engineered Wood Flooring.
White Oak Engineered Flooring Vinyl Flooring. White Oak Engineered Flooring Floor Tiles. White Oak Engineered Flooring The Floor Is Lava.
White Gloss Bathroom Floor Cabinet The Floor Is Lava. White Gloss Bathroom Floor Cabinet Tripod Floor Lamp. White Gloss Bathroom Floor Cabinet Lino Flooring.
White Floor Length Dress Wood Flooring. White Floor Length Dress Engineered Wood Flooring. White Floor Length Dress Kitchen Floor Tiles.
White Washed Oak Flooring Wood Flooring. White Washed Oak Flooring Vinyl Flooring. White Washed Oak Flooring Floor Tiles.
White Wood Flooring Uk Wood Flooring. White Wood Flooring Uk Floor Tiles. White Wood Flooring Uk Engineered Wood Flooring.
White Gloss Vinyl Flooring Wood Flooring. White Gloss Vinyl Flooring Vinyl Flooring. White Gloss Vinyl Flooring The Floor Is Lava.
White Lino Flooring Wood Flooring. White Lino Flooring Vinyl Flooring. White Lino Flooring Parquet Flooring.
Black And White Vinyl Flooring Wood Flooring. Black And White Vinyl Flooring Vinyl Flooring. Black And White Vinyl Flooring The Floor Is Lava.
White Karndean Flooring Laminate Flooring. White Karndean Flooring Wood Flooring. White Karndean Flooring Floor Tiles.