Supply And Fit Kahrs Engineered Flooring
Wood flooring is a common choice for many homeowners and project managers. Because of the fact that wood flooring is an entirely natural product, be it solid wood, engineered or parquet, hardwood floors bring an unbeatable and classic elegance and ambience to every room and place, where installed. Thanks to this simple, but very atmospheric appearance, wood floors can work as the perfect background, or a statement piece of almost every style and decor. Furthermore, natural product is never an overwhelming and intimidating option, because of that many people choose it to visually make rooms look more spacious, airy and cosy as well as many managers prefer to have wooden floors installed at the workplace, because the natural and warm appearance is suiting the setting perfectly, being associated with clients with elegance, professionalism and sophistication.
Well, all the benefits that wood floors come with and all the advantages they have over many other types of flooring are not limited by the beautiful appearance and natural origin, of course. In addition to the charming ambience, they are naturally strong, solid and sturdy, resistant to a number of destructive factors occurring the condition of other sorts of soft and hard flooring. At the same time, they are also pretty flexible in the sense of all the opportunities you have to improve the appearance and condition of your flooring when they are occurred and affected by some factors and situations. Sanding and refinishing are very popular services linked to improvement and ensuring a long-lasting and hard-wearing power. Wood floors are also really easy to maintain in perfect condition and a weekly cleaning routine following the right methods and including the appropriate products and tools, as recommended by the professionals, can help you enjoy your wooden surface for a long, long time (in fact, wooden floors are made to last up to a century, you only need to maintain them properly).
The maintenance process is neither time-consuming nor expensive or requiring too much of elbow grease. And to make things even better, wooden floors are offered in different types, which allows you the flexibility to have them installed everywhere and anywhere, even when the specific indoor conditions of your place do not allow a number of other types of flooring. An excellent example for the above said is the engineered wood flooring. Let’s find a bit more about what it stands for and why many people consider it to be the most advanced child of the flooring industry!
What Is Engineered Wood Flooring?
There are two main types of wood flooring, separated due to their structure and fitting method: solid wood and engineered wood. While solid wood floors are made from boards that are cut entirely from a timber, the engineered are a bit different (and in many situations more beneficial). Many people misunderstood that laminate and engineered wood are the same things when there is such a big difference. Unlike laminate, engineered wood is made entirely from real wood and lumber products, just like the solid planks. However, unlike solid wood, the engineered boards are not cut from one entire timber, but they have a specific structure that ensures that your wooden floor will be less prone to the negative impact of the environment. Made out of layers of softwood or other sorts of lumber products that are glued together crisscrossed and then topped with a layer of hardwood lamella, engineered floors are significantly more resistant to the impact of moisture, humidity and regular temperature changes. These usually affect the planks with solid structure and when in excessive amount and level, they can provoke some serious issues and problems, pressuring you to repair your solid wood floor, or entirely replace it.
Thanks to the resistant character and the specific structure, engineered wood floors are highly recommended for installation in places and rooms, where solid installations just won’t make it for a long time. Some of the most important things you need to keep in account when planning to lay a new wood flooring is the condition of the subfloor you are about to built on. Concrete subfloors are the most common type and with them you need to be careful, thoroughly having checked the level of moisture as well as ensure evenness and cleanliness. Considering the fact that moisture is one of the main reasons for issues with the timber, meeting the specific requirements linked to the amount and level of moisture in your subfloor is really important. Furthermore, it needs to be well-cleaned, because of dirt, grime and dust remain, these can mix with the wood flooring adhesive and cause its weakening in near future. Finally, concrete subfloors also need to be levelled, otherwise, the entire flooring structure on top wouldn’t be even and uniform. However, sometimes subfloors, for some reason, cannot be levelled. In this case, engineered wood flooring is your flexible solution. Why do we call it a flexible option? It can be installed many different ways, unlike solid boards and parquetry. You can have your engineered wood planks installed with a click system or floating, or even by glueing or nailing them down.
The floating way is highly recommended for over a subfloor that cannot be levelled for some reason, also over underfloor heating, or when you want to have insulation installed before the fitting of the floorboards. As you can probably guess, the flexibility of fitting methods make engineered planks the best option and solution to each situation and no matter the specifics of the indoor environment, because of that you can have an engineered wood flooring installed even in rooms, where indoor humidity and regular temperature changes are otherwise an issue – in bathrooms, kitchens, basements, conservatories.
Kahrs’ Engineered Wood Flooring
Kahrs is a leading wood flooring brand on the international market. Many professionals recommend it, and many customers prefer it because of the quality, average pricing and wide range of products the brand is recognised with. Furthermore, Kahrs is a leading brand in manufacturing engineered wood flooring. Their engineered products come in a thickness of 14 mm, 15 mm, 18 mm and 20 plus mm, which is usually significantly thinner than solid ones. However, this does not mean that engineered wood floors are lower quality, not solid and strong enough and are going to experience wear and tear in a short time. The thickness of the top layer lamella is important for the sanding and refinishing process, because as thick the lamella is, as many times you can re-sand it. The planks on the thinner side can be re-sanded too, so with Kahrs, you can also enjoy an improved appearance and condition every now and then.
In addition, depending on your personal taste and preferences, Kahrs wood flooring is offered with a top layer of 3.5 mm of maple, beech, ash, walnut and oak that come in different colours and undertones, grains and textures. Many of the options you can get from Kahrs flooring are actually colour finished and this is probably one of the main priorities of this brand’s products and their popularity among clients.
Their patented engineered wood floor systems are 75% more stable than all other solid wood options on the market, resisting to warping, buckling and cracking that are a result of humidity and temperature changes. In fact, Kahrs wood flooring can tolerate even the most dramatic climate changes. The raw lumber materials used are more effectively for the creation of a solvent-free, eco-friendly and diverse range of products.
Kahrs Engineered Flooring Installation Process
When it comes to installation systems and methods, Kahrs brand is also an innovative and revolutionary one. The brand is one of the first to introduce the tongue & groove and lock system installation options for engineered floors. As we have already mentioned above, one of the best advantages of engineered wood is the flexibility of fitting they offer even under some specific circumstances that do not allow the installation of any other type of wood flooring. Tongue & groove and the click-lock floor laying methods are really helpful for ensuring a solid and sturdy flooring construction in places, where humidity and temperature changes are an issue, as well as for over underfloor heating, unlevelled and damp subfloors, insulation, or simply when you do not want to glue or nail down the boards.
The innovative click-lock fitting system by Kahrs is called 'Woodloc' and it makes installing really fast and easy. It is a glue-free joint system with a special locking tongue that guarantees a long-lasting and sturdy effect.
Although the tongue & groove installation method is not a new kid on the block, it is still a highly preferred system by many. The traditional constructions consist of one end of the board having a tongue that fits tightly in the groove end of the next board. This fitting system calls for some wood adhesive and ensures a really sturdy and solid construction too that can survive a lifetime.