Engineered vs. Solid Hardwood Flooring: Facts & Misconceptions
Many consumers are under the impression that solid hardwood flooring is superior to engineered hardwood flooring and may even refuse to consider engineered flooring for their home. Having spent 25 years as a flooring contractor and the past 4 years as a retailer of both engineered and solid hardwood flooring, I have found that there are a lot of misconceptions about both types of floors. I would like to share the following information and my experience so that you can make an educated decision about the best floor for your project.
Historic buildings by nature are fragile and delicate, purely due to their age. They can take on many different shapes and sizes, dependant on the era of their construction and can be all over the world. One of the most important things for historic buildings is to maintain them and restore them when damaged. Unlike
Bassano Parquet hardwood floors are stunningly beautiful, wide planked, engineered floors imported from Italy. Wide planked floors are ideal for big areas, giving the space a beautiful, luxurious look. Bassano Parquet offer a variety of collections altering from a modern to a very rustic look. Check out samples here at Tamalpais Hardwood Floors.
Castle Combe provides the look and feel of an ancient reclaimed floor and combines it with the modern performance features of a 21st century engineered floor. These inspiring, beautifully aged, handcrafted FSC® 100% floors may be the most interesting, unique, head-turning floor covering and wall paneling you’ve seen in many years. State of the art
We did an installation recently in San Rafael, CA. This is a white oak oiled floor installed in a residence. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_o4h9DvYT8
The building industry has undergone significant changes in recent years in reaction to concerns about the environment and health. California is the nation’s pioneer in introducing and enforcing stricter protective laws for building materials and codes, one of which is the Airborne Toxics Control Measure (ATCM). This measure provides standard formaldehyde emissions ratings for all