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The measure of moisture in the air.

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WOODEN FLOORS FOR REAL LIFE
...esistance and excellent impact resistance. It's designed to last through all the demands of real life. REAL COMFORTKährs Life stays stable despite fluctuations in indoor temperature and humidity. It can be installed on underfloor heating, by large windows, and even close to fireplaces. Kährs Life is easy on the eyes as well as being barefoot friendly. REAL WOODLife come...
Ultimate Guide to Hardwood Flooring
...ers that contain lemon oil, tung oil or ammonia. Other Care and Maintenance Tips: √ Wood is a natural product that lives in a comfort zone of 35% - 55% relative humidity, and between 60 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. To ensure the long life of your wood floor, the HVAC system should remain active at all times.√ Keep pets nails trimmed and paws clean a...
Solid Hardwood vs. Engineered Wood
...to 7 layers of plywood that crisscross in different directions. Engineered construction creates a highly stable core that is less likely to expand, contract or shift when exposed to moisture, humidity and temperature. This makes engineered wood flooring a great option in rooms that are subject to moisture (like basements) or over concrete slab and radiant heating systems. How do d...
Trims/Moldings
...mentally friendly qualities. The key is sourcing wood trims and moldings from responsibly managed forests, ensuring minimal impact on the environment. Additionally, wood's natural ability to regulate humidity contributes to healthier indoor air quality, an aspect increasingly valued in modern design practices. Enhancing Interior SpacesThe strategic use of wood trims and mold...
Exotic Hardwood Flooring
...higher Janka hardness ratings than domestic hardwoods, making them suitable for high-traffic areas. However, it’s essential to consider the specific properties of each wood; some may be more prone to humidity and temperature changes. Maintenance generally involves regular sweeping and occasional polishing to maintain their luster. Sustainability ConcernsThe use of exotic har...
Prefinished Solid Parquet
...entirely from hardwood, offers authenticity and the potential for multiple refinishings. Engineered wood, comprising a hardwood veneer atop a plywood base, provides better stability and resistance to humidity and temperature fluctuations, but it cannot be refinished as many times as solid wood. Selection Tips for ProfessionalsWhen selecting prefinished solid wood parquet flo...
Prefinished Engineered Parquet
...ood flooring, is constructed from multiple layers of wood with a hardwood veneer on top. This structure enhances stability, reducing the wood's natural tendency to expand and contract with changes in humidity. The prefinished aspect means that the wood has been sanded, stained, and sealed at the factory, saving installation time and hassle. Types and VersatilityPrefinished e...
Unfinished Engineered Parquet
...y nature, offers enhanced stability and durability compared to traditional solid wood floors. The multi-layer construction minimizes the natural wood's tendency to expand and contract with changes in humidity and temperature. This makes it an ideal choice for regions with fluctuating climates, ensuring a long-lasting, beautiful floor. Sustainability: A Responsible ChoiceIn t...
Engineered Wood Flooring
...ngineered wood is constructed in layers, with a top layer of hardwood veneer over a core of high-quality plywood. This structure provides stability, reduces the risk of warping due to temperature and humidity changes, and withstands heavy foot traffic, making it a practical choice for busy spaces. Its ease of maintenance, requiring only regular sweeping and occasional mopping, further adds to its ...
Unfinished Solid Plank
...d warmth. Pay attention to the plank sizes; wider planks can make a room appear larger and are currently trending in modern designs. It's also crucial to consider the site conditions, such as humidity and temperature, as these can affect the wood's behavior. Always recommend a proper acclimation period for the wood planks before installation. Features and Benefits
Wood Flooring
...l> Client Lifestyle and Traffic: High-traffic areas may require more durable woods like oak or hickory. Climate Considerations: In regions with high humidity or temperature changes, engineered wood can be more stable than hardwood. Aesthetic Goals: Choose species and stains that complement the overall design theme. Ligh...
Unfinished Engineered Plank
...ooring is not just about aesthetics; it’s a symbol of enduring quality. The engineered construction, involving multiple layers of wood, provides stability and resistance to changes in temperature and humidity. This multi-layer structure ensures that the flooring remains unscathed from the usual wear and tear, making it a long-lasting investment. Sustainability – A Step Towards Eco-Frie...
Wide Plank Flooring
...ts exceptional hardness and striking color variation. Engineered and solid wood are the two primary types of Wide Plank Flooring. Engineered planks provide stability and resistance to humidity changes, making them suitable for a variety of climates. Solid wood planks, on the other hand, offer the authenticity and longevity that only natural wood can provide. Versatility...
Prefinished Engineered Plank
...yered product, combining a thin layer of hardwood on top of a high-quality plywood base. This structure provides stability, reducing the wood's natural tendency to expand and contract with changes in humidity and temperature. The top layer, made from various wood species, is prefinished at the factory, offering a ready-to-install, hassle-free flooring solution. The Spectrum of Types an...
Engineered Parquet
... showcasing the natural beauty and uniqueness of various species. Beneath this lies a core of high-density fiberboard, plywood, or hardwood, which provides stability and resistance to temperature and humidity changes. Types and SpeciesEngineered parquet comes in an assortment of types and species, each offering a distinct look and feel. Popular species include oak, maple, an...
Solid Hardwood Flooring
... stability and moisture resistance. Engineered hardwood consists of a real hardwood veneer atop a core of plywood or high-density fiberboard. This construction makes it less susceptible to changes in humidity and temperature. For environments where moisture or temperature fluctuations are a concern, engineered hardwood might be the more practical choice. However, for areas where longevity and the ...