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.
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.
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.
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
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.