Engineered Wood Flooring
Engineered Wood Flooring 101
We start with the wood and cut it into veneers about ⅛" thick which is glued up to a ½" plywood platform. The result is a board which is more stable and less susceptible to shrinkage than solid wood.
Our Engineered Advantage
To start with we use an ⅛" thick veneer which can be sanded and refinished multiple times. The widths and lengths we offer in engineered are the same as we offer in solid wood. The last thing you want in your custom wood floor is a bunch of narrow and short boards creating a choppy appearance. Longer lengths and wider widths will help the floor to flow with the rest of the design. We also offer engineered wood flooring unfinished or with a custom finish, again, no off-the-shelf, generic flooring here.
HistoricWoods by LunarCanyon uses the Janka Hardness Scale to rate the hardness of the woods we offer. The concept is that the harder the wood the more durable the floor, with the converse of a softer floor will accumulate more character as it is used. Simply put the Janka Hardness Scale measures how many pounds of force it takes to push a 1/2" steel ball half way into the face of the wood. The more pounds of force required, the higher the rating and the harder the wood. Below are listed some of the woods we offer with their corresponding Janka Hardness rating.
We offer all kinds of wood floors from the ultra formal of Walnut ClarionChoice to the ultra rustic of Antique Barn Wood AgedSawn. Sometimes it is difficult to tell how rustic a floor will be in your home by what you see in the pictures here on the web site or sometimes even by the samples we send you. So we decided to help by creating our own character scale; the short of it is that we ranked our floors on a 1 - 10 scale; the lower the number the more refined, the higher the number the more rustic.
The long of it is that it is not that simple; character lies in the eye of the beholder, so we put a lot of eyes on it to rank the floors. We took into consideration texture, color variations, knots average board length and signs of previous use as the guiding factors; the more of these factors in the wood the higher the number. It's not a perfect system by any means, but we hope it is useful to you as you decide what floor works best for you.
1 - 2.5
2.6 - 4
4.1 - 5.5
5.6 - 7
7.1 - 8.5
8.6 - 10
A grade for reclaimed wood floors which incorporates a fully original face usually showing both weathering and saw marks.
A grade for reclaimed wood floors which minimizes the signs of previous use and shows off the original wood as much as possible.
A grade for FreshCut wood floors which maintains the saw marks and other texture from when a board was originally cut from a log.
A grade for reclaimed wood floors which is a mixture of freshly planed wood, weathering and saw marks.
A grade for reclaimed wood floors which shows off the signs of previous use as much as possible, but also provides a predominately smooth floor face.
A grade for FreshCut wood floors which shows off the natural character of wood with color variations and knots, but also has a smooth face.
A grade for FreshCut wood floors which is essentially clear, while maintaining the widest and longest boards possible.