Hazelnut Century Oak Engineered hardwood by Shaw is a 1/2″ red oak species. Hazelnut is a beautiful 5″ width by multi-length that is 1/2″ thick. What is engineered hardwood? Engineered hardwood has multiple layers of plywood or MDF and positions it in different directions. However, the construction of engineered hardwood is different among manufacturers. As a result, each layer is what gives it durable, high-performance quality. Consequently, the layered construction prevents the hardwood from warping and bowing in humid areas.
In this case, the core is made with an HDF core. HDF core is compressed tiny wood particles such as recycled sawdust with an eco-friendly resin. If you take a piece of regular engineered hardwood and the same size piece of MDF core hardwood and weighed it your MDF would weigh a lot more. In other words, it weighs more because the compressed particles create a very dense product giving it superior stability. Therefore, the advantage of engineered over solid wood is that the construction allows for installation in most homes.
The veneer is the top layer. Constructed with different species of wood, the veneer or top layer is what gives it that unique look of natural wood. The Century Oak Collection is finished with a durable, aluminum oxide urethane coating. The aluminum oxide urethane and UV oil finish resist household scuffing on hardwood flooring like no other. Therefore, it provides the protection needed to help preserve the elegant look of your floor for many years to come.
Century Oak Collection is Green Guard certified. In other words, it is a third-party certification that tests and measures the risk of indoor air quality. A primary concern of indoor air quality is the emission level of specific volatile organic compounds or VOCs. Poor indoor air quality is caused by inadequate ventilation, poor cleaning, and excessive emissions of VOCs from surfaces and finishes. Products bearing the Green Guard Certification meet the stringent indoor air quality emissions criteria.
So, what does that mean to you? It means that your family can breathe easier. Studies show that many of us spend as much as 90% of our time indoors. at home, work, or school. If you’re breathing poor quality air, you would be facing a higher risk level for a variety of health problems. This is why you should keep Green Guard Certification in mind when shopping for floors. To learn more about the green Guard Certification program click on this link: Green Guard Certification.
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