Friday, November 5, 2010

Wood Floors

Wood flooring can often be a confusing subject with the multiple ways to categorize it; from the type of material, size, the way the material is laid out, to the form of the material. Wood used can be solid wood, engineered wood, or acrylic impregnated wood. Solid hardwood is just that - solid. Engineered hardwood contrary to common misunderstandings is still wood. Engineered hardwood takes thinner pieces of hardwood and layers them on top of each other alternating the grain of the layers in different directions. This crisscross effect makes this type of hardwood floor able to withstand more weight and force. Finally, acrylic impregnated hardwood is made of a combination of solid wood and acrylic to create a strong material that can withstand heavy traffic.

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