If you are thinking of having your existing hardwood floors refinished, sanded or repaired, contact the licensed and insured professionals at Palermo Hardwood Flooring, Inc. We also do complete installation of new Hardwood, Laminated or Engineered Flooring.
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Dealers of Shaw Flooring and Cali Bamboo
Licensed installers for Lumber Liquidators and COSTCO
Types of Flooring We Install:
Oak, Maple, Walnut, Ash, Beech, Cherry, Birch, Hickory, Teak, Mahogany, Chestnut, Bamboo and More.
Engineered wood flooring is composed of two or more layers of wood in the form of a plank. The top layer (lamella) is the wood that is visible when the flooring is installed and is adhered to the core. The increased stability of engineered wood is achieved by running each layer at a 90° angle to the layer above. This stability makes it a universal product that can be installed over all types of subfloors above, below or on grade. Engineered wood is the most common type of wood flooring used globally.
There are several different categories of engineered wood flooring:
All timber wood floors are made from sawn wood and are the most common category of engineered wood flooring. They do not use rotary peeled veneer, composite wood (such as HDF), or plastic in their construction.
Veneer floors use a thin layer of wood with over a core that is commonly a composite wood product.
Acrylic impregnated wood flooring uses a layer of wood that is impregnated with liquid acrylic then hardened using a proprietary process.
Laminate and vinyl floors are often confused with engineered wood floors, but are not—laminate uses an image of wood on its surface, while vinyl flooring is plastic formed to look like wood
Laminate Flooring (also called floating wood tile in the US and Canada) is a multi-layer synthetic flooring product fused together with a lamination process. Laminate flooring simulates wood (or sometimes stone) with a photographic applique layer under a clear protective layer. The inner core layer is usually composed of melamine resin and fiber board materials