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Engineered Hardwood Flooring

Posted on: August 23rd, 2022 by Carliuska Gonzalez No Comments

What do we mean when we say “engineered hardwood flooring”?

When talking about hardwood flooring, what do we mean when we say “engineered”? Many people have that wrong connotation when it comes to engineered wood floors.

They would often regard “engineered” as something “fabricated”. The fact is that engineered wood floor is usually composed of one hundred percent hardwood.

Composition

Every piece consists of three up to nine wood plies which are strategically bonded altogether through pressure and heat methods.

Most of the time; the top layer or wear-layer is the visible wood species while underneath the surface layer is made up of more stable wood species like birch.

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With this kind of composition, it will be easier and more convenient for you to install it below or at ground level, at the top of a concrete material; at a heat source that comes radiating, and any other types of hardwood covering like tiles and vinyl. With such things in mind; there is no wonder why a great deal of people in the United States take time to spend on engineered hardwood flooring to come up with enhanced homes and properties at a lesser price and similar quality.

Moisture Resistant

Compared to solid hardwood, engineered flooring is more resistant to moisture.

This means that chances of expanding and contracting are less likely to happen with engineered wood floors. They are also distributed to in ready to install options; allowing buyers to have them installed immediately upon purchase.

The fact that engineered wood is fully hardwood; one gets the benefits offered by solid hardwoods. In fact, the top layer of this kind of flooring has been cut using the rotary cut method.

The sawn wear surface will result in a natural hardwood appearance. The rotary peel on the other hand is a hardwood layer (veneer) removed from the log with the use of a large lathe.

Durable and Long Lasting

Like any other types of hardwood floors, engineered flooring can actually last from thirty up to a hundred years depending on the wood brand being used.

Keep in mind that there are certain engineered brands which can be sanded while others do not allow sanding. Generally; engineered floors with thin layers should never be sanded especially when they start to wear.

When wearing of the floor takes place, what you just need to employ is to recoat it to prevent further damage. For those types of engineered floors that have three millimeters thickness and more, sanding is allowed from two to three times during its lifetime. By doing so, you will have the benefit of treating certain parts of the floor that need to be refinished to allow it to get back to its former look.

Can Be Installed Below Grade

Since many of the homes in the United States come with basements, the use of engineered floor is very popular. This is because such type of floor is constructed the cross-ply way. This is something which can never be achieved from using solid wood floors as they can only be installed on or above grades only.

Additionally; the versatility of engineered wood floors is also great in the sense that they can also be installed on concrete and this again, is not possible with solid wood floors.

Excellent for High Rise Buildings

New York and other great cities in the United States are generally dotted with so many high-rise buildings.

Many of these buildings are as high as thirty; forty, fifty, up to one hundred floors. Because of these; builders and contractors often choose engineered wood floors simply because it is much lighter compared to other types of flooring options such as concrete, solid wood, etc.

Can be installed over Sub-floors

There are times when homeowners prefer not to remove their existing flooring and because of this; their job is to look for wood flooring options that can be installed directly over their existing hard floor surfaces like ceramic tiles. This kind of problem can be easily shouldered with the use of engineered flooring option.

The Best US Wood Floor Provider

In the United States, Wood Floor Planet is a very popular name in terms of providing high quality wood floors around the country. They carry a myriad of engineered wood floor brands which are considered as the best of their kinds. Some of the best choices for engineered wood floor brands include Mirage, Kahrs, Triangulo, Indusparquet, etc.

So for your engineered flooring needs, Wood Floor Planet is simply the best place to shop!

 

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Boen floor the best for you

Posted on: June 10th, 2022 by Carliuska Gonzalez No Comments

Choose a boen floor for your home

There are so many options when it comes to hardwood floors. Whether you’re looking for a classic parquet pattern, a rustic stonewashed look or a 3-strip floor that enhances the space. With a wide range of colors to choose from, including greys, whites and smoked oak, Boen is a type of flooring designed to suit any style.

Durable and sustainable

The floors are sturdy and practical, making them ideal for installation in almost any room in your home.

This type of wooden flooring is also suitable for underfloor heating, making it ideal in the modern home.

When you choose a boen wood floor, you choose quality, innovation and respect for nature.

It has an extensive list of benefits

It has a wide selection of quality hardwoods, including oak, maple, hickory, birch, and hickory.

Vivid natural oil finish:

The company’s production process combines oils such as sunflower, thistle and soybean with Carnauba and Candelilla waxes. This process offers extremely good liquid protection!

How to maintain the shine of your Boen hardwood floor

For regular maintenance, be sure to clean your floors with Boen Soap. For high traffic areas treat once a month and for low traffic areas you can do it once or twice a year depending on your needs.

Pure finish, we are talking about a special finish that gives the wood the look and feel.

Being untreated and unfinished, it has excellent protective properties against dirt, dust and liquids.

This finish is also very easy to maintain. Simply clean with a broom or vacuum cleaner. Occasionally use Boen Soap. Once or twice a year depending on the areas traffic levels.

Wood floors come from nature. Beautiful natural tones surround us in our homes and work spaces, thanks to the way we have managed to preserve and bring their benefits and characteristics to our daily lives.

If you were in a dilemma about which wood floor was the best, we recommend using Boen wood floors, don’t wait any longer and decide now.

 

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Essential materials for your floor

Posted on: June 1st, 2022 by Carliuska Gonzalez No Comments

Is important that you correctly choose the construction materials for your floor

The remodeling of the floors is a decisive moment for any home; as it is a change that makes the environment more vital and the space looks completely renovated. That is why it is important that you correctly choose the construction materials that will be part of this project.

In this article we show you what are the remodeling materials that cannot be missing when remodeling your floors.

This is hands down #1 on your flooring remodeling checklist.

Choose the floor according to the space you plan to remodel and determine the amount of material you need according to the square meters it measures.

To calculate the square meters you only have to multiply side by side of the space you are going to remodel.

For example, if your room is 5 m long by 3 m wide, then 5 x 3 = 15, your room is 15 m2. We recommend that you buy 15% more material than your space measures; in this case, for a space of 15 m2; the ideal is that you buy 17.5 m2 of ceramic or porcelain, as the case may be.

Without the glue, nothing would be possible; since it is the material that is used in the first place for the remodeling of your floors.

There are different brands of glue on the market, however to choose the ideal one you must take into account that it is low in powder (which is beneficial for the health of the person in charge of the work and the people who are at home at the time of the remodeling ), that is ready to use and has a good consistency to work more easily.

The grout or grout is the material seen between each tile, popularly known as joints. This material is essential for the remodeling project of your floors and ideally; when choosing it, the grout or grout has a tone that is closest to the color of your tiles.

It is important that you make sure you choose the best grout or grout; since the joints are visible and become part of the design and the final result of the remodeling of your home.

This material gives the final touch to the remodeling of your floors. A final construction cleaner is used once the tiles are installed and is intended to remove residue and debris left on the floors so that the newly completed work remains sparkling.

 

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Floating a floor over existing floors

Posted on: May 7th, 2018 by wfp_admin No Comments

On this conversation we will be talking about floating a new floor over the existing floor, the pros and the cons. On the last blog we talked about the pros and cons of installing an engineered floor over the existing floor; but in this conversation I want to cover some details that may save you from some headaches installing a floating floor over the existing floor.

Recommendations

Number one; you must make sure that the existing floor is properly hooked to the subfloor or concrete substrate; If not, take your time to review the existing floor and solve all the problems of the vulnerable and loose areas to avoid as much movement and noise as possible.

If it is a parquet that exists; Take your time to review each tile and make sure the tile is securely fastened to the subfloor or substrate.

When floating on a floor, most manufacturers do not recommend installing in the rooms without installing a transition piece on the door; This type of restriction is a bit of a detour for me.

Secondly; they do not recommend installing any cabinet or built-in accessories on a floating floor; so first I would have to install cabinets in their built-in accessories and then install the floor up to the cabinet or the built-in accessories; and it may require a small molding depending on how tight the floor installer can reach the cabinets.

Also, keep in mind that most manufacturers only give 1/8 “of tolerance to irregularity; So what that means is that your existing floor should be fairly uniform and flat; and in my opinion; Most of the time, 1/8 “of an inch is impossible.

Now for a couple of professionals; It will save you some money by not having to remove the existing floor where it can be expensive; and second, it can be less expensive to install a floating floor because you will not need the expensive adhesives that would be needed to install an engineered floor; but keep in mind that you will still need a lower layer to place under your floor; but, only in most cases. In cases it is still less expensive.

I always advised to read the instructions and the guidelines that the manufacturer of floors provides in each box; it’s extremely important, it’s more important than getting the information on the Internet or anywhere else; even if the information is 100% correct.

Contact Wood Floor Planet today for a free quote and consultation.

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Installing an engineered floor over the existing engineered floor

Posted on: April 25th, 2018 by wfp_admin No Comments
Wood Floor Planet Inc. Showroom at 425 W 46th St. New York, NY 10036 tel: 212-252-3838.

Wood Floor Planet Inc. Showroom at 425 W 46th St. New York, NY 10036. Phone: 212-252-3838.

We have always been asked, “Can I install wood floors designed on my existing wood floors”? And our first answer to this question; what we would always say, is: “follow the guidelines and instructions of the manufacturer”.

 However, with our experience of more than 30 years; We have some nuggets of wisdom in this area.

Situations to discuss to Installing:

The number one is that; we always recommend that existing wood floors be removed and that you start with a clean slate if the budget allows; the reason is or, if I must say, the reason is that it is number one; you have to make sure that the existing floor is securely fastened to the concrete substrate or the plywood sub-floor.

We are not talking about installing on vinyl flooring; vinyl or PVC cork, (that will be a different discussion), but most likely if the floor has been there for a prolonged period of time; there has been some vulnerability in the stability of the adherence to the subfloor and the existing floor; whether the existing adhesive starts to fail; or simply the nails of the existing floor begin to loosen.

We never really know the extent of this vulnerability to 100%, therefore; if your new installation is installed on one of these scenarios; There are likely to be problems with your new floor in the future.

Another reason why it is not desirable to install a new floor on the existing floor is due to the contraction and expansion; your new floor will expand and contract according to the existing floor (again, this is one of our multiple experiences in the last three years). decades The best solution for this situation is to install a rubber subfloor or a subfloor subfloor on the existing floor for its new installation.

There are other factors that we can discuss about the situation; but we will go for the next discussion. For more information and inquiries, contact Wood Floor Planet Inc. at 212-252-3838 or 201-330-0909.

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