Julian Interiors, Inc.
Solid hardwood flooring is 100% hardwood milled from lumber. In an age of mass-produced building and furnishing materials, true quality can seem hard to come-by. Solid hardwood flooring offers the potential for many generations of hard use because of its durability and quality. As a natural material, hardwood reacts to changes in it's setting, like moisture and extreme temperatures, which cause solid wood to shrink or expand. One of the huge benefits of Solid hardwood is that it can easily be repaired and refinished multiple times, further increasing its lifespan.
Solid hardwood is not recommended for installations below ground levels or in bathrooms.
Engineered wood flooring is built up of layers of wood. It consists of three to ten layers, called plies, that are glued together. This multi-ply structure gives engineered wood superior stability, greater then solid wood. This reduces concerns such as shrinking and expanding with temperature and humidity changes. Engineered wood can be installed below ground level making it a great choice for any area of your home or business. The hardwood veneer, top layer hardwood, can typically be 0.5mm to 4.5mm or more in thickness. A quality hardwood veneer will provide many years of wear. An engineered floor with 2 mm wear layer or more may be sanded & re-finished if needed.
Laminate flooring (also called floating wood) is a multi-layer synthetic flooring product fused together with a lamination process. Laminate flooring simulates wood (or sometimes stone) with a photographic applique layer under a clear protective layer. The inner core layer is usually composed of melamine resin and fiber board materials. Laminate flooring has grown significantly in popularity, Laminate surfaces are easy to maintain, they resist stains and moisture, as affordable as it is versatile, laminate flooring goes anywhere in your home