working with composite wood floor

  • Staple-Down Installation over a Plywood Subfloor. If you're working with a staple-down engineered hardwood floor, you'll follow the same preparation steps as above, including laying spacers around the room's perimeter to maintain the manufacturer's recommended expansion gap.


  • Since then, we've been working to make it even more, well, epic. Introducing EPIC Plus, the next generation of this remarkable flooring. Tested to endure. At the core (literally) of our cutting-edge engineered hardwood is Stabilitek, the latest technology from the Shaw Hardwood Innovation Lab. We tested and tested - and tested again - to make sure our new technology could truly stand up to the EPIC Plus claims. And does it ever. epic-plus-eng-hdf.png. And we're confident about our& ...


  • Engineered wood flooring is a prefinished tongue-and-groove flooring that has alternating wood grain laminations much like plywood, but with a 1/8-in. or thicker solid hardwood layer on top. The factory finish is very durable, but it can be sanded if it ever needs ... For the next three days, the staining and finishing process stank up the whole house, and it took at least a week for the finish to harden before you could bring in the furniture. However, prefinished flooring has changed all that.


  • Look What Clients Are Saying About The Hardwood floor Company LLC. We had hand scraped 8” Appalachian Oak hardwood floors installed by David. We had a great experience as he was professional and detail oriented. We are very happy with the floors and they look amazing. It was a tough 1400 square foot job with a lot of twists and turns. David is very knowledgeable and skilled when it comes to working with hardwood. -Matt. David Koski laid a beautiful floor in our new home,& ...


  • Engineered wood flooring is often thinner than solid wood flooring. It is manufactured with a thin surface layer of hardwood and a core that's more like plywood. If you intend to install the floor yourself, engineered-wood flooring is usually the best bet because it is pre-finished, eliminating the need for sanding and finishing the floor, which dramatically simplifies the job. In addition, because engineered-wood flooring is made from layers of wood sandwiched and bonded& ...


  • Make sure your underlayment is working for you. For wood floors, underlayment can be more than just padding, and understanding the features that offer benefits beyond cushioning can enable installers to recommend the best fit for their customers. First, consider the factors that play into your choice of underlayment: the type of floor (solid, engineered, or floating) and the performance goals for the underlayment as part of the floor assembly. The composition and characteristics of& ...


  • Laminate flooring manufacturers have been working hard at improving the product. Micro bevels, deeper texturing, and better graphic reproduction are three ways this product has improved, bringing it closer to the cachet enjoyed by solid hardwood and engineered wood flooring. Laminate flooring has classically been the "death knell" for commanding higher resale value when selling your home. Hardwood and engineered wood give you better value when reselling if& ...


  • Snap a working line parallel to the starting wall, allowing expansion space as specified by the manufacturer. Lay one row of plank along the entire length of the working line. Top-nail and blind-nail the first row (hand-nail if necessary), using appropriate fasteners. Denser species may require pre-drilling. Each succeeding row should be blind-nailed wherever possible. Typical: Narrow crowned (under 3/8") 1" -1½" staples or 1" -1¼" hardwood flooring cleats designed for engineered& ...


  • Solid wood flooring is exactly what the name implies: a solid piece of wood from top to bottom. The thickness of solid wood flooring can vary, but generally ranges from 3/4” to 5/16”. Solid wood can be used in any room that is above grade (above ground). One of the many benefits of solid wood flooring is that it can be sanded and refinished many times. Solid wood floors are ideal in family/living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms, and even kitchens and powder rooms. About the only& ...


  • Hey there fellow wood floor folk, I'm Steve Diggins and I will be sharing with you “floor Stories” of past and present. I am about to start my 20th year working for wood Pro Inc., a hardwood floor wholesale distributor with locations from New England to Florida (with our partner Custom Wholesale flooring). As a branch manager, training director and wood floor consultant I have the opportunity to work in the field with flooring contractors daily, and MAN do you guys have& ...


  • Unsurpassed Stability. with the Clever 3 Layer Construction. with Admonter floors a 3-layer timber construction prevents the natural warping of the wood. Top sides and reverse sides of equal thickness (both 3.6 mm) keep any forces acting on the floor in check. This system is based on the smart principle of tension and countertension. The core layer runs at right angles to the outer layers and gives the board additional stability across its width.


  • I would take an area about 8 ft by 8 ft or so and vacuum it thoroughly, wash it with wood floor cleaner, and then paint a coat with a paintbrush. After two hours, I ... Thanks to Esther for sharing all of the details of her “working with” solution. Have you .... Really didn't want to spend money to replace, and it has already been sanded and restained about 10 years ago…the floor guy told me we couldn't do that again, because the engineered hardwood is so 'thin'….This is a& ...


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