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Manufactured from a solid piece of wood.

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Wide Plank Collection
...eristics, the variation in electronically-viewed color representation, and the variations in printing, your newly installed Somerset floor will vary from samples or pictures shown. SOMERSET'S SOLIDPLUS® OFFERS IMPORTANT BENEFITS FOR WIDE PLANK FLOORING Constructed with a solid 3mm thick solid sawn face, Somerset's Wide Plank Collection gives you the same beautiful appearance as tra...
Character Collection
...SOMERSET'S SOLIDPLUS® OFFERS IMPORTANT BENEFITS FOR WIDE PLANK FLOORING Constructed with a solid 3mm thick solid sawn face, Somerset's Wide Plank Collection gives you the same beautiful appearance as traditional solid flooring. The 1/2" thick, 8-ply cross-grained construction adds greater dimensional stability, which is a key benefit for wider width planks. In addition, Wide Plank floor...
Solids Hardwood Flooring
...TRIÂNGULO® Exotic Solid wood flooring is fabricated from 3/4″ thick solid wood and has tongue and groove sides to join the boards. The truly random nature of our exotic solid hardwood flooring will ensure that no application will look alike. The Triangulo crystal clear pre-finishing process applies as many as 9 coats of Aluminum Oxide for maximum durability and enhanced beauty. L...
Cali Hardwoods
...Engineered and Solid Wood FlooringDiscover the natural look of hardwood flooring for your home with top quality and functional professional flooring. Hardwood flooring offers both durability and style. Choose from engineered or solid wood flooring, each with a variety of available colors to match any room. Cali Bamboo offers real hardwood flooring from oak to maple, hickory, and b...
Radiant Heat: Solid vs Engineered, Which is Better?
...nd helps guard against scorching of the material. I think it’s a reasonable assumption. However, I believe utilizing a cork underlayment will also have the same benefits. The risk is minimal for both solid or engineered. A more important thing to understand is that your radiant heating system should have a built in fail safe. There are traditionally two types. One that shuts off at a speci...
How to Choose the Best Plank Floor
...e it before. Whether you're a newbie or a pro, understanding more will prepare you to choose the very best floor for your lifestyle, space, and budget. What's the difference between solid hardwood, engineered hardwood, and rigid core flooring? As the name suggests, solid hardwood is a single, solid piece of wood. Its natural simplicity has made it a popular fl...
About Engineered Hardwood
... wood veneers or slats of wood glued together at opposing directions. The word “engineered” just refers to the way in which it’s made. There are many benefits to choosing an engineered product over a solid product. Mannington only produces engineered hardwood and here’s why: √ Engineered hardwoods are made of several layers, or ‘plies’ that are glued together...
Ultimate Guide to Hardwood Flooring
...tion! Before you decide on hardwood, here's what you need to know. Hardwood Flooring Options There are three types of hardwood floors available to you: Solid Hardwood Flooring:  Solid hardwood flooring is a solid piece of wood from top to bottom. The most popular species are oak, maple, hickory, and brazilian cherry hardwood flooring.
Solid Hardwood vs. Engineered Wood
...Many hardwood shoppers don't realize there are two types of wood — solid and engineered. Both solid and engineered flooring add value and structure to your home and are available in plenty of species, stains and styles. So, what exactly are these two types of hardwood and how do they compare? Let's explore.
Engineered Longstrip
...ity and resistance to warping. Versatility in DesignOne of the most significant advantages of Engineered Longstrip Flooring is its versatility. Its ability to mimic the look of solid hardwood while offering enhanced stability makes it suitable for various climates and settings. Whether it's a traditional, contemporary, or rustic interior, these floors can adapt to any style,...
Prefinished Solid Parquet
...The Renaissance of Prefinished Solid Parquet Flooring in Modern Interior Design In the realm of modern interior design, prefinished solid parquet flooring has emerged as a pivotal element, intertwining elegance with practicality. This article delves into the myriad facets of prefinished solid wood parquet flooring, offering insights and guidance for interior designers, decorato...
Prefinished Engineered Parquet
... not only offers a rich visual appeal but also brings numerous practical benefits. Understanding Prefinished Engineered Wood Parquet FlooringEngineered parquet flooring, unlike solid wood 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 chan...
Unfinished Engineered Parquet
...environment or a high-traffic commercial space. Durability and LongevityEngineered Parquet, by its very 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 fl...
Engineered Wood Flooring
...Greener ChoiceSustainability in interior design is not just a trend but a necessity. Engineered Wood Flooring offers an eco-friendly option, utilizing less slow-growing, fine hardwood than solid wood flooring. The use of fast-growing wood species for the core layers reduces the environmental impact, making it a responsible choice for eco-conscious designers and clients. Enha...
Unfinished Solid Plank
...The Timeless Charm of Unfinished Solid Plank Flooring: A Modern Design Essential In the ever-evolving world of interior design, unfinished solid plank flooring has emerged as a cornerstone for those seeking both authenticity and versatility in their spaces. This flooring option, characterized by its raw and natural allure, offers a unique blend of aesthetics and practicality th...
Wood Flooring
... exploring its role in modern design, its sustainability, and how it enhances interior spaces. Types and Species of Wood FlooringWood flooring comes in several types, including solid hardwood, engineered wood, and more innovative materials like bamboo and cork. Each type has unique characteristics that suit different environments and design aesthetics.
Prefinished Solid Plank
...Elevating Spaces with Prefinished Solid Plank Flooring: A Modern Design Revolution In the realm of modern interior design, the choice of flooring plays a pivotal role in setting the ambiance and style of any space. Among the myriad of options available, Prefinished Solid Plank Flooring has emerged as a frontrunner, revolutionizing the aesthetics and functionality of contemporar...
Unfinished Solid Parquet
...Unveiling Elegance: The Renaissance of Unfinished Solid Parquet in Modern Design In the realm of modern interior design, Unfinished Solid Parquet Flooring stands as a testament to timeless elegance and versatile charm. This article delves into the essence of Unfinished Solid Parquet, exploring its types, species, and the myriad ways it transforms interior spaces, while contrast...
Unfinished Engineered Plank
...re environmental consciousness is paramount, Unfinished Engineered Plank Flooring stands out for its sustainability. Sourced from responsibly managed forests and utilizing less prime wood compared to solid wood flooring, it’s an eco-friendly choice for green-conscious designers and homeowners. Engineered Wood Flooring vs Solid Wood FlooringThe debate between Engineered and S...
Cork Plank Flooring
...ork Plank Flooring is not a one-size-fits-all solution; it offers a diverse array of types and species, each bringing a unique flair to interior spaces. The most common types of Cork Flooring include solid cork tiles, cork floating floors, and cork rolls. Each type serves different design needs, from solid cork tiles offering a traditional appeal to cork floating floors that blend modernity with e...
Wide Plank Flooring
...ut: Prized for its rich, dark tones and elegant grain. Hickory: Renowned for its 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, ...
Engineered Plank Flooring
...berboard, which is then topped with a thin layer of natural hardwood. This structure imparts EPF with exceptional stability and resistance to environmental changes, distinguishing it from traditional solid hardwood floors. Types and SpeciesEPF comes in an array of types and species, catering to diverse aesthetic and functional needs. Popular species include oak, maple, and h...
Hardwood Plank Flooring
...hting its features, benefits, and recent trends in design and material innovation. Definition and Types of Hardwood Plank FlooringHardwood plank flooring is a product made from solid wood planks, milled from a single piece of timber. Unlike engineered wood, which comprises multiple layers of wood veneer, hardwood planks are known for their homogenous composition, which contr...
Prefinished Engineered Plank
...often tougher than site-applied finishes. This feature not only shortens installation time but also minimizes the dust and fumes typically associated with onsite finishing. Engineered vs. Solid: Understanding the DifferenceWhile solid hardwood is a traditional favorite, its susceptibility to environmental changes limits its application. Engineered flooring, on the other hand...
Engineered Parquet
... offering an array of options to designers, decorators, and consultants. This article delves into the essence of engineered parquet flooring, its types, and species, and contrasts it with traditional solid hardwood. We will explore its versatility, durability, sustainability, and its transformative effect on interior spaces. Additionally, we'll provide practical insights for professionals in selec...
Hardwood Strip Flooring
...s to modern interiors. Definition and Types of Hardwood Strip FlooringHardwood strip flooring, traditionally known for its narrow planks, is a classic flooring option made from solid hardwood. Unlike its counterpart, the wide-plank hardwood flooring, strip flooring typically ranges from 1 1/2 inches to 2 1/4 inches in width. This type of flooring is favored for its linear ap...
Solid Plank Flooring
...Solid Plank Flooring: The Timeless Foundation of Modern Interior Elegance In the dynamic world of interior design, solid plank flooring stands as a timeless testament to elegance and durability. This flooring choice is not just a part of the structure—it's a statement piece, a silent protagonist in the narrative of design. This article delves into the essence of solid plank flo...
Solid Hardwood Flooring
...Solid Hardwood Flooring: A Timeless Choice in Modern Interior Design In the ever-evolving world of interior design, solid hardwood flooring stands as a testament to both tradition and modernity. Its timeless elegance, combined with a range of versatile options, makes it a favored choice among interior designers, decorators, and design consultants. This article delves into the t...