Engineered Oak Flooring is a timeless choice, and it has been overtaken from time to time by trends. No matter where the rooms are traditional or modern, engineered oak flooring can match with the surrounding environmental. No matter how much temperature and moisture fluctuation your room suffers, engineered oak flooring can put up with it.
Engineered oak flooring is really nice golden option to choose from. Engineered hardwood flooring that is made of recycled material is not a good choice. New material engineered oak flooring looks as if it has already had a long and happy life. However, the reclaimed style of flooring suits virtually any interior, it works best in a more relaxed setting than a room or home that's too formal.
There is a range of oak floors to choose. From light golden to dark golden, there really is something to suit every requirement here. No matter whether your preference is for lacquered or oiled, the choice you will find in this range is sure to please.
Do you know what is smoked engineered oak flooring? A treatment that was known for making wood look darker than it was before it was treated. There is a whole host of light and dark smoked floors here. The great thing about smoked finish flooring is that it has such an interesting surface that you literally want to reach down and touch. Actually, Senssewood offers kinds of engineered oak flooring, you can choose it according to your requirements.
Which is the right adhesive for engineered wood flooring? Normal adhesives do not meet the standards. It causes the wood to expand and unfortunately destroy more hardwood floors for a long time than they do in securing them for lifetime performance. We recommend urethane-based adhesives that will prevent damage caused by subfloor moisture. This adhesives has low moisture vapor permeability and it not adversely affected by moisture vapor. You can buy it in famous brand.
Follow closely the adhesive labeling instructions, Technical Data sheet, and the flooring products installation instructions, and advisories pertaining to if (moisture testing procedures are necessary, if moisture barriers are required or limits of use and trowel size recommendations). Depending on the selection and application of a particular adhesive, you may be required to test for concrete moisture and or to use moisture barriers. When in doubt about an adhesive application or requirement call the adhesive manufacturer. Not following the adhesive manufacturer recommendations of the products selected for use can lead to installation failure or product damage and will void your warranty.
Proper adhesives make the engineered wood flooring has the long service time. If you have any questions, you can contact Senssewood for help.
If you are going to install engineered wood flooring, moisture is a problem, and you should ask professionals to measure the moisture of flooring. Normally, the moisture content of engineered wood flooring is 12% or less. If you ignore this moisture problem and keep installing, the question is going to raise its ugly head and potentially causes significant problems. There are two key measures to remedy-vapour barriers and damp proof membranes.
What is vapour barriers? It is a damp proofing product, which is attached to an engineered wood flooring. However, the vapour barrier is not damp proof, and it is well worth remembering that they will only be effective in situations where moisture levels are slight.
Damp proof membrane is a waterproof barrier of Engineered Hardwood Flooring. This damp proof membrane can avoid damp or moisture problems in the future. A lot of the time, the thickness and quality of damp proof membrane will affect it efficiency and service life. This measure can stop the moisture for a long time.
If you have pets, I suggest you to use the laminate flooring. The toenails of pets did mar the surface, which was so sad. You don’t worry about they will scratch the floors, and the pets can run full speed on our floors and not make even the tiniest mark on them.
Some people told us that they are disappoint about the color of engineered hardwood flooring when they get the goods. This is undoubtedly on of the major issues that people who buy online face. In fact, we devote to work out this problem all the time. At first, we can service you the sample of engineered hardwood flooring. Second, you can visit our factory to know the product what you want.
There is a point of view: the engineered oak boards are not 100% oak. Actually, this is a common misconception. The surface of flooring is still solid oak, which is bonded to a ply-board under layer. This means that from above equal quality engineered oak flooring and solid oak flooring will look no different whatsoever.
In the market, there are a lot of flooring can be chosen. How to select the flooring what is suitable for you especially? How to select right Laminate flooring.
Famous Manufacturers and Distributors
Laminate flooring is a product with high technique and it is quite difficult to know its quality only judging from appearance without professional quality tests. Famous manufacturers and distributors can offer high quality products and good service. Senssewood will recommend you to choose commercial laminate flooring or residential laminate flooring.
The wear resistance of laminate flooring mainly depends on the dosage of aluminum trioxide on the surface. Certain dosage of aluminum trioxide decides the wear-resisting revolutions of laminate flooring. You could choose the different wear-resisting surface according personal choice. For example, the wear-resisting revolutions of residential usage should be more than 6000, and the commercial laminate flooring should be more than 9000.
In fact, laminate flooring has aluminum trioxide, but if the content is over certain value, the products is unqualified, so you need to choose flooring with national green certificate.
Density of Core Board
The density of core board should be in a certain value.
Although the water-proof performance is worse than vinyl flooring, we need to take into account. The higher the thickness swelling rare is, the better the performance appears.
You need to check the height difference and opening distance of joined planks, or put some planks into installation, and observe whether the joining point is smooth, if the tongues and grooves are matched properly, neither too loose or too tight.
Even to this today, many people still have prejudice to engineered hardwood flooring. They would rather choose expensive solid hardwood flooring rather economic engineered hardwood flooring. Let’s compare solid and engineered hardwood flooring in order to better understand their pros and cons.
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Solid wooden floor or Engineer wooden floor is the main floor covering material for home decoration, It's luxury and natural looking of cause is quite expensive, so how to keep your wooden floor in good condition is very important. As we know we have to choose a good quality wooden floor, and correct installation method by professional team.
After that please check from the floor if there are any oil stain or urine stain from pets, if so you have to use cleaner or soup to clean them, But please don't forget to mop again with wet mop from the place where the cleaner is used.
To protect the surface of wooden floor, Regular polish with was is the most important. But do you know how to polish your wooden floor? is it simple? Yes, it is not very difficult but there are two points need to be taken care of.
The first is don't polish on wet floor, Please wait some time after the floor mopping, once the floor surface is dry enough, you can polish the floor, otherwise the wax polished on the floor surface is very weak, is easy to remove, worth than that a certain amount of moisture will be kept inside the wax polish, It's the main problem that hurt the floor surface coating.
Can you imagine how it will be ugly without skirting after floor installation? Just like you forget to wear socks when you put on a beautiful suit. Actually it is not only funny by looking without skirting, but also it is a protection to the floor and wall.
Let's see why we have to put skirting after floor installation.
To cover the gap between flooring and wall,
As we know a certain installation gap has to be remained between floor and wall, do you know why? For floating floor, people don't use keels and no nails for installation, just joint floor panels by click system, so the floor is "Floating" on the ground after installation, and there is a certain dimension change from the floor in different season. In winter the air is very dry the wooden floor will release inside moisture and the size will become smaller, oppositely in rainy season, the moisture content will be higher in humid condition, so the floor will expand a little more. That's why we have to leave "expansion gap" between floor and wall after installation. The skirting is the perfect material to cover this gap, It's functional.
In daily floor maintenance, the bottom of the wall is the place where usually be touched and easy to be damaged. So it is a good protection to install skirting at the bottom of the wall. It is not only for protection the wall damage, but also a protection to keep the wall clean, because the bottom of the wall is always be touch by our shoes or some other articles with dirty.
Decoration of transition,
Beside the practicability, the skirting is a good decorative material to transit from wall to floor. the design color of the floor is normally in dark and the wall is light color. We can make a transitional region to choose a middle light design skirting. or choose a total different color design to make a personalized design if the floor and wall is in a similar color tone.
Different kinds of skirting
Firstly let's see picture took from one of our floor projects, What do you think about the knots on the wooden floor? Do you think it is a quality problem? As a professional floor supplier, we have got a lot of complaint from after-sell service department, They were saying some customers don't accept the wooden floor knots and they don't know how to give them correct explanation to convenient them. So today, we'd like to share some information about the knots on the wooden floor.
Let's see where the knot comes from, there are two ways that the knot comes from, one is from tree branches, another one is from wood scar. Please see this tree in the picture, there are a lots of branches on the trunk, we have to cut small branches from the trunk and cut the trunk to make the wooden floor, So the knot is come from the place where the branch was cut off. Normally this kind of knot is "live knot". Another kind of knot is from the tree scar, Once the tree trunk or skin was damaged, the transfer tube from the plant Nutrient delivery system is broken so the nutritive material will build up at the place where it is broken. So over time, the tree scar is there. Generally, the knot from the scar is "Dead knot".
To put more green plants in the room is an aux solution to reduce the VOC after home decoration, But please remember that the absorption of plants is very limited, It's just considered for not too bad conditions, Otherwise the plants will be killed in very bad pollution.
Did you ever hear noise comes from installed wooden floor? Yes, some people is disturbed by the noise from the wooden floor when they walk on. They claim to their suppliers ,It really makes trouble to both of user and supplier. Do you know why the noise comes from installed floor, especially wooden floor? Let's see below conditions what will cause the noise:
The Quality of Flooring Itself
Dimension stability is the main issue of floor noise, For solid wooden floor, the stability after installation is related to certain moisture content as well as Engineered Flooring, a certain moisture content is very important, For laminated flooring, the dimension will be changed due to the HDF is swelled if the HDF quality is not even enough. So you have to request supplier to provide related products test report to guarantee, It's better to send samples to lab for testing if condition allowed.
The Incorrect Installation Method
Before floor installation, the ground self leveling is requested, For wooden floor, the keels should be no more than 30cm from each line and the top level high deference should be no more than 0.1cm, the floor panels are nailed on the keels, the gap of each nail is no more than 30cm. For floating floor installation method, there are EVA foam as underlayment under the floor, Be sure there should be full spread underlayment before installation. An expansion gap from the wall edge is requested ,it should be no less than 10cm from each side. If flooring cover area more than 50sqms, An expansion line is necessary to separate the big area, there are many profile can be consider to cover the gap.
The Wrong Maintenance
People used to clean ground with wet mopping, but be sure the mop can't wet too much to drop the water into the gap of the floor, otherwise the floor will get swelled by water dropping inside.
Temperature is also the reason makes flooring dimension unstable, In winter season, people like to keep room warm by ground heating system or air-conditioner. But room temperature changing often will make floor expanding and shrinking frequently.
How to avoid noise problem from wooden flooring? Since we have seen above reasons for the floor noise, it is not difficult to find solution to avoid this problem.
First of all is to choose good quality flooring, we'd better take care of the grade of wooden floor, the main quality standard should be followed strictly, Also we can request supplier to provide necessary quality certificate.
Secondly the correct installation method and correct daily maintenance is very important to prevent floor noise after installation, furthermore the using life of the flooring is depends on correct maintenance as well.
According to long time service experience from SensseFloor, Waxing edge from the wooden floor can improve noise problem very well, by other hand it is a good solution for water resistant of the wooden flooring. If you have any questions of wooden flooring, Please be free to contact our service team, we will try to provide solution.
Currently, There are many collections from floor marketing, Solid flooring, Engineered flooring, laminated flooring are main series for Residential and commercial application. Solid flooring and Plywood engineered flooring are expensive, Is there any kind of flooring can be more economy than solid flooring? SensseFloor focus on floor innovation constantly. A new economy and innovative flooring is presented nowadays. It is HDF Engineered Flooring.
It made by HDF core board with natural wood veneer as top layer of the flooring, looks real wood effects on the top but competitive price, Most important it is resource-saved products just use very little real wood as top layer, that means this products can save a lot of forest ,it is total eco-friendly products.
What is the advantage of HDF Engineered Flooring ?
Natural wood effect:
The top layer is made by natural wood veneer in 1.5-3mm thickness, The surface treatment can be same effect as solid wood flooring, Smooth, wire-brush, hand-scrape are all available, and the surface coating can be coated by UV painting, waxing oil, and natural oil.
Because the core board is HDF board as main material, the cost is more competitive than solid wood and plywood, it is also to say this products is a forest resource saving products.
Solid flooring and plywood engineered flooring are required for special installation method, the keel is also required before installation. But the installation method of HDF engineered flooring is same as laminated flooring, It has click locking system so the installation is quite easy.
More and more customers are going to accept HDF engineered flooring instead of solid floor. SensseFloor will keep develop innovative products in future.
What's your main concern when you buy wooden flooring from the market? Price, Quality, or Design? Actually there are no products is cheap but with high quality, everybody knows that the price is related to reasonable quality, How many information do you know about wooden flooring? How to know different grade of wooden flooring ? below some knowledge may help you.
In wooden flooring industry, people use "ABCD" to distinguish different grade of the wooden flooring, Actually, this grading system is not standard for floor quality, A good quality flooring should be in good condition of dimension stability, in a certain level of moisture content, A hardness of surface treatment...etc. Here called "ABCD" is the grade of wood grain appearance. For natural wood, there is different wood grain between core material and the periphery of the wood, In the middle of the wood, the grain is more clear and natural than wood periphery, and there are more knots and cracks.
Actually, there are no standard grade rules for the wooden flooring , but each floor companies has their own grade rules , Here are the grade rules from SensseWood for your reference:
crack with putty
Should be in the middle part of the timber in good grain appearance. The wood grain is clear enough, no sapwood, no crack. The live knot less than 3mm is accepted, but dead knots and black line are not acceptable.
Natural black line, live knots and dead knots less than 5mm is accepted. No stain, no color change, no sapwood, no pine hole and rot.
Accept black line, color stained, and live knots. sapwood and dead knots less than 30%.
Accept color change, sapwood, and live knots. Cracks and dead knots with putty is also accepted.
Hope above description of the grade rules may be helpful to you to get more knowledge of wooden flooing.
Waxing and polishing are good method to floor maintenance, especially in winter it is very important method to avoid floor cracking. As we know the moisture is the main issue of floor cracking. In winter, the condition is very dry, so waxing is the "Coat" for wooden floor to keep the certain moisture inside the floor. By other hand, regular waxing and polishing can create a protection film on the top of the floor to prolong the lifetime of the floor.