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Hardwood Flooring F A Q

Q1. Why using Country Wood flooring
Q2, Why using Real Hardwood Flooring (both Solid and Engineered)
Q3, What's benefit of the real hardwood floors (Both of Solid Hardwood and Engineered Hardwood)
Q4, WHAT IS SOLID HARDWOOD FLOOR
Q5. What is engineered hardwood flooring
Q6. What's difference between Real Hardwood and Carpet
Q7. What's the different between Solid Hardwood and Engineered hardwood
Q8. Why would people choose prefinished over unfinished flooring
Q9. Can your flooring be glued to concrete
Q10. What advantage does engineered flooring have over solid hardwood flooring
Q11. Can I install a solid 3/4" hardwood floor in my basement
Q12. Why are there gaps in between the boards on my floor

 

Q1. Why using Country Wood flooring

A, There are too many reasons using CWF. Here are some key reasons:

1, CWF is Industry Leading manufacturer and has more experience, higher standards than others.

2, CWF pre-select the raw Logs, take more time to cool-down the material and Unique Know-how for kiln dry the material.

3, CWF has ISO 9002 certified Factory and this ensure our customer can have not only the best quality products, but more stable and consistent.

4, CWF has faster service and prompt shipping.

5, CWF has the most competitive price.

Q2, Why using Real Hardwood Flooring (both Solid and Engineered)

A. No other flooring offers the warmth, beauty, and value of wood. Wood flooring enhances the d??cor of any room, and provides timeless beauty that will increase in value throughout the years.

Some quick reasons why you should choose real wood:

Natural, warm, authentic color.

Simple, yet decorative for any room in the house.

Rugged, yet charming.

Durable, yet easy to care for.

Beauty that's hard to tire of.

Lifetime guarantee.

Adds real value to a home.

Q3, What's benefit of the real hardwood floors (Both of Solid Hardwood and Engineered Hardwood)

A. Affordable: Wood floors add value to your residence at resale time, not to mention it is a lifetime product. They increase in value as your home does. Hardwood floor products are one of the most sought after hard surface flooring in remolding and new home construction.

Easy to Maintain: Routine maintenance is a little more than simple sweeping and vacuuming, always making sure your hardwood floors are protected from moisture and heavy wear which creates scratches. we recommend that area rugs, floor protectors should be used on all furniture on your hardwood floors.

Ecological Sound: Unlike most floor coverings, wood floors come from a natural resource that is sustainable. Long gone are the days when timber was cut down with little thought for the long term consequences on the nation's forests. Today most timber is cut from forests that are carefully managed to ensure continued resources in the future. In fact, there is more standing hardwood timber today than there was 50 years ago.

Healthy: The Environmental Protection Agency has said that indoor air quality is one of our top health threats. Installed in the home or elsewhere, wood floors help contribute to a healthy living environment. Hard surface flooring such as hardwood floors does not rap or harbor dust mites or molds. That creates better air quality for all inhabitants, but especially for the estimated 35 million Americans who suffer from allergies. The hard surface of wood floors also helps avoid artificial substances such as pesticides that can accumulate on some floor coverings. A recent EPA study found that pesticides used in gardens and homes accumulate on floors and other surfaces in the home, but that wood floors greatly reduce the accumulation of such toxins. Another concern for the home environment is the off-gassing of toxins that results from some synthetic materials. Any of these chemicals can make people in the home chronically ill.

Selection and Variety: With today's technologically advanced manufacturing, stains and finishes, hardwood floors come in many sizes, styles, colors, finishes and species. These many choices can compliment any home or office with style and a beautiful product that last a lifetime.

Q4, WHAT IS SOLID HARDWOOD FLOOR

A. Solid wood floors are one solid piece of wood that have tongue and groove sides and come in pre-finished styles. All Solid hardwood floors come with micro-bevels. Optional Sizes are available for the width, including 2 1/4", 3", 3 1/4" and wider. The strips (2 1/4") and the planks (3" or wider) are generally in random lengths from 15" ?C 60" by the thickness 3/4 ". The most common wood species used for solid floors are red oak, white oak, and maple.

Q5. What is engineered hardwood flooring

A. Engineered hardwood flooring is flooring manufactured by using hardwood with a cross-directional laminated construction (usually 3 to 10 layers), with a top layer of premium hardwood. The layers are glued together by environment-protected glue with their grain running in opposite directions, which reduces the amount of expansion and contraction.

Q6. What's difference between Real Hardwood and Carpet

A. Carpeting is more economical, right Actually, carpeting lasts between seven and ten years under normal residential use. Hardwood floors can last a lifetime and are always in style.

Here's a 30-year comparison test you can use when trying to decide between carpeting or wood flooring. Say you installed a hardwood floor. It would typically last for 30 years. During that same period you probably would have to install new carpeting four or five times. At that rate, the hardwood flooring actually costs less than the cumulative cost of all the carpeting you would have to install.

Another thing you need to consider is the cleanliness of your home. A large American company that recycles old carpeting has stated that most used carpeting it receives for processing contains at least 35% of its weight in household dirt. The families who owned this old carpeting were actually walking, or crawling on dirt. Hardwood flooring is simply cleaner. If it is dirty, the dirt is plainly visible to the eye, not hidden within carpet fibers. Hardwood flooring my be your best buy and most solid investment.

Q7. What's the different between Solid Hardwood and Engineered hardwood

A. It's a well-known fact within the flooring industry that engineered wood flooring is much more stable than solid wood flooring in environments where moisture is a concern. Wood and water, however, do not mix. Damp conditions undermine all types of floor coverings. Oak lumber floors, for instance, can have many problems in the presence of moisture, including gaps between planks, squeaking, cupping, buckling, and cracking. Hardwood Floors' Cross-Locked Engineered planks are eight times more stable than solid wood planks, so there is no need to worry about squeaks or buckles in normal indoor environments.

COMPARISON OF WOOD FLOORING?? IN SAME WOOD SPECIES??

SOLID

ENGINEERED

PARQUET

Appearance

Clear and honest

Clear and honest

artistic?? multiform

Feet felling

Comfortable

Comfortable

Comfortable

Heat insulation

Very good

Good

Good

Installation

Simple, easy, large workload

Simple, easy, large workload

Simple, easy, large workload

Recycling times

6 times at least

2 times at least

1 times at least

Wear

Very good

Good

Good

Stability

Good

Very good

Very good

Tongue & Groove

Yes

Yes

Yes

Pre-finished

Yes

Yes

Yes

Acclimation

More sensitive to moisture

sensitive to moisture

sensitive to moisture

Can??t be wet with water

Can??t be wet with water

Can??t be wet with water

Relative cost

Moderate

Lower

lowest

Species available

White oak, Maple

White oak, Maple

White oak, may be a special order

Q8. Why would people choose prefinished over unfinished flooring

A. Prefinished flooring has a great advantage over unfinished flooring. Both floors install exactly the same, however, once the prefinished floor is installed you're all done. The only thing you have left to do is move the furniture back into the room and enjoy. An unfinished floor requires sanding and then the application of urethane. This can take an extra couple of days labor with an incomparable amount of aggravation. Prefinished floors also have an incredible finish warranty usually consisting of 10-25 years depending on the brand of flooring.

Q9. Can your flooring be glued to concrete

A. Yes, you can glue engineered flooring directly to concrete: on, above or below grade. However, it is important to test the concrete for moisture before installing hardwood flooring, for below grade applications if moisture is present then a moisture barrier is recommended.

Q10. What advantage does engineered flooring have over solid hardwood flooring

A. Engineered hardwood flooring is very versatile and more stable than solid flooring. For example, engineered hardwood flooring can be glued, stapled, or nailed to virtually any subfloor, concrete, wood, linoleum, or even over existing hardwood floors. The cross directional layup of the products counteracts the natural tendency of wood to expand and contract with seasonal changes in temperature and humidity, making engineered flooring inherently dimensionally more stable than solid products.

Q11. Can I install a solid 3/4" hardwood floor in my basement

A. Solid 3/4" Hardwood flooring cannot be installed below grade (below the soil line) or over concrete. When a solid product encounters moisture it reacts very negatively. Therefore, engineered flooring must be used. Engineered flooring is constructed by fusing 3 - 7 or more plys of material together to form a product with unprecedented strength and durability. An engineered product is very similar with the exception that they usually have a real wood layer on top of the constructed core.

Q12. Why are there gaps in between the boards on my floor

A. During the summer months of the year, there is a lot of humidity in the air. Your hardwood floor soaks up this humidity and expands. As the winter months roll around, and the heat is turned on, the floor dries out and starts to gap. There are a couple of tips we recommend to try and avoid this problem. Try to keep the room at a constant 45% humidity level using an air conditioner, humidifier, or a dehumidifier. Also, prior to installation, let your floor acclimate to its surroundings. Two weeks before the floor is to be laid, bring the flooring into the area where the floor is to be installed. Stack the flooring 3-4 bundles high leaving a 6"-7" space between the stacks. This will allow air to circulate between the stacks and for your flooring to properly acclimate.

 

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