Pumice Wayward Hickory Engineered Hardwood by Shaw features a popular 3/8″ wire-brushed texture. It offers just a touch of texture without producing the aggressive results of scraped hardwood floors. This treatment is ideal for homes that want a look that fits in between smooth and heavy scraped. The pillowed edges and ends give each plank a more pronounced sculpted effect. As a result, it enhances the versatile vintage look.
So, 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. Therefore, the advantage over solid wood is that the construction allows for installation in most homes.
Shaw’s product also features Scuff-Resist platinum which is an extremely wear-resistant UV cured polyurethane finish with aluminum oxide designed to help resist household scuffing on hardwood floors. Therefore, it provides the protection needed to help preserve the elegant look of your floor for many years to come.
Engineered hardwood floors can be installed in several different ways. The most popular is float it, which means putting a pad underneath it. Or you can glue it down. Both have their advantages. Gluing down a floor makes it sound denser with little to no noise like high heels. But it is harder on the feet and harder to remove if you ever want to change it. Floating requires a pad under it. It has more of an echoing sound but the better padding the better the sound absorption. Both are great options.
Most chemical exposure in people occurs through the air we breathe in our homes, offices, schools, and other indoor environments. These chemicals are used to manufacture and maintain building materials. You can also find it on interior furnishing, cleaning products, and personal care products. Studies show that many of us spend as much as 90% of our time indoors. If you are breathing poor quality air, you could be facing a higher risk level for a variety of health problems. Studies by the EPA have found that VOCs are common in indoor environments. The levels may be up to a thousand times higher than outdoors. As a result, long-term exposure can lead to health issues.
Green Guard Certified means that a third party tested and measured the risk of airborne chemicals. This chemical is referred to as Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). 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. Therefore, you should keep Green Guard Certification in mind when shopping for floors.
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