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What is Exotic Wood Flooring?

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Exotic Wood Flooring is related with any product which is designed and manufactured from wood or timber for use as Flooring either structural or Elegant. The timber or wood flooring is a common choice for flooring material due to its durability, and restorability. Bamboo flooring is often considered a form of hardwood flooring, although it is made from a bamboo grass rather than a Timber.

Types of Solid Wood Flooring

Mainly there are two type of wood floors, the first is Solid wood floors and the second is Engineered wood floors. Later we discussed about the solid and engineered wood floors deeply in our next articles. Now we are focused on wood floors overview. lets see what it is?

Hardwood Flooring

Solid hardwood floors are made from the flat pieces of timber. Hardwood Floors were initially used for architectural and structural purposes, being installed verticle to the wooden support beams of a building known as bearers. With the use of concrete floor as a subflooring in some parts of the world, engineered hardwood flooring has gained some popularity. However, the solid hardwood flooring are still common and popular. It is common for homes in England, Eastern Canada, and Europian countries which are hundred years old to have the original solid hardwood flooring still in use

Engineered Wood Flooring

Engineered wood flooring is manufactured through minimum two or more layers of timber in the form of a plank. The top layer is the wood called lamella which is visible when the flooring is setup or installed and is adhered to the core. The stability of designed ‘engineered wood flooring’ is achieved by running each layer part at a 90° angle to the above layer part. This stability makes it a universal exotic wood flooring product that can be installed or setup over all kind of subfloors. It is the most common type of wood flooring which is used globally.

There are some different categories of engineered wood flooring:

All wood flooring products 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 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.