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Photos of 200mm wide plank rustic teak engineered timber wood flooring


Photos of 200mm wide rustic teak engineered timber wood flooring

by Chancelier Wood Flooring

This is a special order from our high-end client for Four Season Hotel in Sychelles

this teak engineered flooring size is 1900x200mm in dimension, with thickness 15mm, and the top layer of teak wood is 4mm thick.

The surface and finishing of this teak engineered flooring is very hard to make, with the mixture of hand scraped finishing and brushed finishing in an antique style.

It would enhance the beauty of the luxurious decoration of the 5-star hotel in a very humble way.

Chancelier flooring is a professional manufacturer and supplier for teak flooring, engineered wood flooring and mosaic parquet flooring. We are looking forward to cooperating with international distributors and imports for teak flooring, engineered wood flooring and mosaic parquet wood flooring.

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Advantages Of Using Engineered Timber Flooring

Engineered flooring is made using smaller pieces of woods that are glued together in thin layers. If you are the lover of making everything classy, then home would be incomplete without exotic Engineered Timber Flooring. Wood flooring is not just the requirement but a great installation is equally necessity of the house.

Advantages Of Installing Engineered Hardwood Flooring:

Budget : It is probably half the cost of installing a real hardwood floor and roughly double the cost of quality wall carpet which is the cheapest floor covering. It is even competitive with the cost of refinishing an existing floor.

Engineered Timber Flooring,

Easy To Install : In spite of its cost friendliness, it is also easy to install and saves money in installation too. It takes a bit of time to install engineered hardwood flooring but in anyway a house cannot be completely floored in a day or so. Since, the material is prefinished, it requires no staining or urethane to complete, eliminating several costly and time-consuming steps in the process.

Superior Quality : Sanding, staining and varnishing are all part of any flooring process and defects in the final product may appear if stain is not evenly applied or varnish not properly applied and buffed. Engineered Timber Flooring are finished in a factory under controlled environment and thus, the finishing is uniform and too perfect to spot any mistakes.

Limited Maintenance : Due to its consistent quality, it is said that they do not require any waxing or regular maintenance. Just regular floor care products are enough to occasionally clean them. Though, it is great idea to wax these materials anyway.

Real hardwood floors can expand and contract with temperature and humidity but engineered hardwood flooring, tends to be more dimensionally stable, regardless of changes in humidity and temperature. So are you ready to enjoy all the advantages that Engineered Timber Flooring has to offer?

Why To Choose Engineered Timber Flooring?

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A luxurious home is always incomplete without exotic hardwood flooring. Wood flooring is not just the requirement but a great installation is equally necessity of the house. The house only gets the perfect finishing after a perfect installation of the wooden flooring. Engineered Timber Flooring is something which adds up sophistication to the house and its design. It is the perfect combination efficiency and styling.

Engineered flooring is made using smaller pieces of woods that are glued together in thin layers. The smaller pieces of woods are joined in apt shape and trimmed down as per the desired size. Unlike laminate floors, engineered timber flooring is made entirely from real wood. It is a manufacturing process where the wood is not presented in traditional plank flooring and great for an aesthetic appeal. It is great for places where traditional flooring cannot be installed.

Engineered wood is a lesser wasteful process, and thus, available in a much lesser price than solid timber. Better for the environment, it allows one to have the benefits of a great looking wood floor without any guilt. This type of flooring avoids the way planks are manufactured as the subsurface layers of wood are laid in a cross-grain pattern.

Keeping in mind the environmental factors, Engineered Timber Flooring should be the ideal choice for contributing a bit in making world a better place and also make the interior of your house much more appealing to look at. It resists cupping and crowning, as wider planks are even more vulnerable. Dimensionally stable than solid timber, this eliminates the gapping problem.

It is undeniable that the elegance and warmth of the real timber is unmatched hen when compared to engineered wood but provides homeowners with a more economical and sustainable solution. Many homeowners, however, find the price and issues of solid timber flooring prohibitive. Engineered flooring is the clear solution as it is a great way to add value to a home and get a beautiful wood floor which will last.

What are engineered hardwood floors

What are engineered hardwood floors

Engineered hardwood floors are made of valuable hardwood veneers attached to the plywood planks which are comprised of crossed-line wood layers. The valuable hardwood veneers are pressed by high-power machines to the plywood plank base and processed by automatic UV lacquer coating machines for the anti-scratch UV lacquer coating.

Engineered hardwood floor has high resistance against deformation or cracking; the unavoidable shrinking and expanding nature of hardwood is not obvious in engineered hardwood floors. Compared to ceramic tiles, engineered flooring has better features in balancing the indoor moisture and temperature; more importantly, theunique natural wood grain is incomparable in beauty. The installation is very easy, even in DIY way, owing to its quick-lock joint. or easy-lock joints.

The price of engineered hardwood floors are higher than  the price of ceramic tiles and laminate wooden floors, but much lower than solid hardwood flooring price, probably only 50%-60%, especially for rare &valuable hardwood flooring, such as teak flooring, wenge flooring or rosewood flooring.

One of the outstanding advantage of engineered hardwood floors are its application to under heating floor system, without any deformation or cracking, which might occur to solid hardwood flooring installed on under heating system.

engineered hardwood floors

The top wood veneers of engineered hardwood floors are classified in to two types: popular hardwood veneer, rare and valuable hardwood veneer.The common points of these hardwood veneers for engineered floors are the balance between the protection of endangered hardwood resources and people’s pursuit of the natural wood grain beauty and the natural wood color.

The most popular engineered hardwood floors are including, European oak engineered Timber flooring, merbauengineered flooring, walnutengineered flooring, birch engineered flooring, maple engineered flooring & hickory engineered flooring.

The favorably luxurious and rare engineered hardwood floors include teak engineered floors, rosewood engineered flooring, ebony engineered flooring etc.

As luxury engineered hardwood floors are usually made by 0.6mm or 1.2mm thick hardwood veneerdue to the price, in smooth surface and natural wood color. Many people prefer thicker wood veneer, such as 2.0mm, 3.0mm, 4.0mm even 6.0mm, so that they could sand the flooring and renew the color and surface in future.

As a result, many engineered hardwood floors manufacturers, like Chancelier Wood Flooring, produce the popular engineered hardwood floors like engineered oak flooring in all types of colors, finishing to match the market demand for different colors and finishing. For example, flooring finishing are classified into smooth surface, brushed finishing, hand scraped finishing, distress finishing, antique finishing, brushed & scraped finishing…; the colors are classified into natural wood color, limed white color, smoked oak color, grey oak color, dark color, black color, or mixture of colors in brushed finishing and hand scraped finishing.

engineered hardwood floors base material

Multi-ply engineered hardwood flooring,themasterwork of technology development in human being history, completely has changed the traditions and the ideas about wood flooring. Its plywood base is comprised of crossed-lined ordinary hardwood boards, pressed by high-pressure machines. This cross-line multi ply structure has perfect balancing point in its interior stress, decreasing the possibility of wood deformation, wiping off the features of shrinking in dry conditions and expanding in wet conditions. Therefor, this multi-ply structure brings excellent stability, durability & good resistance againstheating & moisture to engineered hardwood floors.

The classification of engineered flooring in strip wood veneer

One strip engineered hardwood floors:

The wood veneer on top of engineered flooring is one full plank veneer, not 2 strips or 3 strips attachedtogether.

Most of people prefer one strip engineered hardwood floors, which present the unique beauty of natural hardwood grains and color, offering the feelings walking in the amazing forest.

	One strip engineered hardwood floors

twostrip engineered hardwood floors:

the top wood layer is consisting of two strips of narrow veneer, with clear lines between the strips.

the specialties of two strip engineered hardwood floors have as follow: the cost and the sense of hierarchy or lines. The cost of two-strip engineered flooring is around 20%-30% lower in cost than one strip engineered flooring. The colorful looking and different wood grain lines provide a strong sense of animation in the house, never old-fashion style. Thus two-strip engineered floors are uaually made of wood species with greatly wavy wood grain, such as white oak or red oak hardwood, ash hardwood, Brazilian cherry hardwood.

twostrip engineered hardwood floors

the multi-strips engineered wood flooring

there is another name for this flooring, which is finelineengineered wood flooring. Multi-strips floorings are usually made from oak wood, padauk wood, teak wood & black walnut wood. All these hardwood species have beautiful waves in wood grain and very attractive colors. The warm & golden color of oak, padauk and teak wood is a symbol color of royal family, representing the high-class level and elegant life of the house owners. The attractive color variation and mosaic parquet style result in an artistic feeling of lines in the flooring. This finelineengineered wood floors are always the favorable option for the little amount of people with artistic minds.

multi-strips engineered wood flooring

classification of engineered hardwood floors in coating

1 UV lacquerengineered hardwood floors

this type of engineered floors is processed by automatic Ultra-Violet coating machines, with the resins dried by UV light within 0.1second. This UV coating lacquer is much better than PU coating in anti scratch& hardness, but weak in adhesive force. Besides, this UV coating is dried to a solid film together in less than 0.1second, thus the coating itself would not has rip lines or cracking.

Oiled engineered hardwood floors:

This wood top layer of engineered floors is coated with natural wood oil, which could penetrate into the wood surface. This oiled coating is much thinner than UV coating lacquer, giving a soft and fine feeling of raw wood surface. When people walk on this oiled flooring or touch it, the feeling is the touching against the real wood, not the lacquer itself.

	classification of engineered hardwood floors in coating 	1 UV lacquerengineered hardwood floors

engineered hardwood floors pros and cons

1 excellent stability:

with the cross-line plywood structure, engineered hardwood floors are very stable in dimensions, no deformation and cracking after years of installation, even in sever weather conditions. This excellentstability makes engineered hardwood floors the best option for under heating system.

2 better price:

Engineered hardwood floors cost is determined by the thickness of top wood layer and the top layer wood species, as the plywood from cheap wood species is much lower in cost than the 100% timber hardwood floors. 100% solid timber floors are usually 18mm thick while engineered hardwood floors are only 1.2mm or 2.0mm thick in top wood layer. As a result, the price of engineered floors is much competitive than solid timber floors.

3 easy maintenance

engineered hardwood floors are usually prefinishedsurface, with high anti scratchlacquer or good resistance against scratch. After installation, there is no need for specialmaintenance for this flooring, such as waxing or sanding for renew. Waxing one time per 3 years is good enough.

4 high cost effective

After installation, engineered hardwood floors look same and feel same as solid hardwood floors, with 20%-30% lower in price. That means engineered hardwood floors have better cost performance in same quality. That is why now engineered flooring is more and more popular around the world now, a development of technology in human society.

5 easy installation.

Just like laminate wooden floors, installing engineered wood floors does not require the wooden joists upon the concrete floors. Only make sure the concrete flooring is even, with the waterproofunderlayer on top of it. That is the poplar floatinginstallation way now, quick and economical.

Chancelier flooring is a professional engineered timber flooring manufacturer and supplier in China, for teak flooring, oak flooring and wenge flooring.