Laminate is a floor covering that appears similar to hardwood but is made with a plywood or medium density fiberboard core with a plastic laminate top layer. Laminate may be more durable than hardwood, but cannot be refinished like hardwood.
Whether it’s flooring for an exercise facility, a new athletic surfaces for a school, a slip resistant, anti-fatigue floor for a manufacturing facility, or an industrial seamless fluid applied floor, there is a speciality floor for every environment.
Floor covering is affected by factors such as cost, endurance, noise insulation, comfort and cleaning effort. Some types of flooring must not be installed below grade, including laminate and hardwood due to potential damage from moisture.
Acrylic-impregnated wood flooring offers superior performance while capturing the natural beauty and distinction of wood. This is achieved by infusing acrylic with organic color pigments into various wood species.
Exotic wood flooring ranges from Brazilian Cherry to Tigerwood and many, many other spices. Exotic hardwood floors can be a bit more costly than domestic wood flooring but its offers something unique and interesting.
Antique wood flooring is created from salvaging the wood from old buildings, barns and rural structures. Antique beams, dimensional lumber, and siding are reclaimed and transformed into flooring retaining their rustic character.
Engineered hardwood has a thin solid wood layer on top with a composite core. It can be a less expensive option than buying hardwood, but it cannot be sanded and refinished. This flooring typically is installed with a click-lock method.
Many different species of wood are fabricated into wood flooring in two primary forms: plank and parquet. Hardwoods are typically much more durable than softwoods. Wood is a common choice as a flooring material and can come in various styles, colors, cuts
Cork flooring is a flooring material manufactured from the by-product of the cork oak tree. Cork floors are considered to be eco-friendly since the cork oak tree bark is stripped every nine to ten years and doesn't damage the tree.
Hand-scraping is the most-common distressing technique used to achieve a worn look. Distressing offers an antiqued appearance.