Francine Booker Flooring November 17th, 2018 - 01:56:11
White oak floor, we called oak Copenhagen as the grading. Okay, it's beautiful now. I know that earlier this week the Carpenters were putting down the underpayment over the old boards that go back over 100 years and basically, they just put down oriented strand board with construction adhesive right over the old boards before you guys started the installation, but then the First thing that you work with: is this padding right? Yes, this padding is made, especially for us, it's merely foam beads in between two layers of plastic.
This gives you sound resistance and moisture resistance. Okay, so is the idea also to pad the floor so that it's a more comfortable kind of feel a little more comfort and also for sound deflection? Okay, now tell us a little bit about the installation, because I think that there are no nails and there are is no glue involved right. Absolutely not how do they get started? They started in the left hand, corner worked left to right on the starting wall.
The end seams are put together first there's a wedge put into the previously installed board the next board the butt seam is put in first. The board is laid into the previously installed row and then it's topped with a heavy plastic block. Now it's no hammer needed. No hammers needed now. It seems like the secret to the tightness of the installation, has to do with this interlocking joint right. Yes, it's it's completely mechanical.
It's a tight joint. There is some build in play mm-hm because it is a wood product and it gives you an installation that is not susceptible to environmental changes and no glue can fail. No nails can fail. Now, if you look at the backside of the flooring product, it's just an unfinished, is it fir, spruce, spruce and then in between? What's that layer, this is a pine finger, jointed inner core with quarter-swan vertical gaining, so that all the expansion, all the moisture allows for the expansion to be vertical, so it doesn't affect them.
Where lay of the floor, the floor virtually cannot separate okay. Now, what about durability the floor like this? Can you refinish it? Actually, we guarantee to full sands of the product professionally to full Sandi's of the product I see, and what about scratching I mean this looks like it's a totally natural finish right, yeah, it's an acrylic urethane finish: it's non-yellowing, it's actually harder than polyurethane most of our Product is natural, colors, 80 % of our line is natural colors, which means that no stain is applied, and one of the problems with wear is that if you've got a light wood with a dark stain on it, you can scratch through the dark stain and see The scratches very easily you can't the color will not scratch off on the natural product.