Laminate flooring with real wood veneer, bench grinder mount - Test Out

Categories: Woodworking Plans Dresser | Author: admin 22.01.2013

Engineered Hardwood Floors are real wood floors and should not be confused with laminate flooring. Engineered Wood Floors are the perfect choice for homes constructed on concrete slabs, or homes located in tropical or very dry regions.
The main advantage of Engineered Wood Floors is its’ ability to be installed on, above, or below grade, with nails or staples, adhesive, or floating. Provided the existing floor is smooth and flat, engineered wood floors can be installed over most hard surface flooring or sub-floors including; concrete, terrazzo, marble, plywood, OSB, existing vinyl, vinyl tile, or ceramic tile floors. The plywood backing on engineered wood flooring prevents cupping due to moisture conditions and minimizes gaps due to seasonal changes. Each wood flooring manufacturer has installation instructions in accordance with the sub-floor construction.

Engineered wood floors are constructed with a Solid Wood Veneer bonded to a plywood backing.
Veneers are available in most Exotic and Domestic wood species, including, but not limited to; Oak, Brazilian Cherry, Maple, Heart Pine, Santos Mahogany, Walnut, and Chestnut with veneers ranging in thickness from 2mm-4mm. Unfinished Engineered Wood Flooring refers to floors that will require sanding and finishing on site after installation is complete.
Most Factory Finished wood flooring is now protected with a durable Aluminum Oxide Urethane Finish, providing years of durable performance. Engineered wood flooring is constructed with a solid wood veneer adhered to a plywood backing (similar to furniture with wood veneer tops). Floating wood floors are generally installed over a moisture barrier and a thin foam underlayment (pad) which provides insulation, moisture protection, and helps to deaden sound.

This offers the greatest range of flooring options to the homeowner - many colors, stains, finishes, and styles are possible. In contrast, laminate floors are entirely man-made, with a melamine surface and machine printed or embossed wood or tile patterns. The Micro, Kissed or Beveled edges do not detract from the beauty of the floor, however, the floor will not have the same appearance as a wood floor that was sanded flat, and finished on-site.

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