Product Design & Construction
|Surface Texture Describes the surface look and feel of flooring. Textures can range from smooth to hand-scraped and distressed.||Hand Scraped|
|GlossDescribes the coating that adds a polished look to the floor’s surface. You can choose products with a high, medium or low gloss level.||Low Gloss|
|Edge DetailDescribes the way the hardwood board edges and ends are cut. Edges and ends are typically described as square, micro, micro-beveled (eased), scraped and pillowed.||Scraped Edge / Scraped Ends|
|Wood HardnessThe density/hardness of the wood species and its ability to withstand foot traffic, children and pets will impact its wear performance, and will vary from species to species. Strong, resilient Oak is used as the industry benchmark. The hardness scale shows the relative hardness of this wood species.|
|Plank-To-Plank VariationWood is a natural material that features changes in color and tone. The board-to-board color variation is more pronounced in some species, less in others. If you like the look of contrasting light and dark tones, select a species that offers most color variation. If you prefer consistent color from board to board, choose the least color variation.|
|Plank Width||4 in, 5 in, 6.5 in|
|Plank Length||Varying Lengths: 15.8 - 40 in|
|Plank Thickness||3/8 in|
Where Can I Install This Floor?
Flooring is glued together and floats on top of the subfloor. An underlayment pad is rolled out over the subfloor to protect against moisture and improve sound transmission.
Adhesive is spread onto the subfloor using a trowel. Flooring is then placed into the adhesive.
Hardwood flooring is mechanically fastened to the wood subfloor using staples, cleats or nails. This is the most popular and economical installation method.