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That is when everything changed… All of the sudden there were more and more 5” wide planks with distressing, hand-scraping and even wire brushing. Unfortunately there were many moisture related problems with these floors, as wider wood cups and bows far more than a more narrow strip flooring does. At this point flooring manufacturers and retailers began re educating customers on the importance of engineered hardwood.
Engineered hardwood is nothing new and was nothing new in the year 2000. Engineered hardwood was originally designed in the 1970’s when building on slab concrete was more prevalent. Engineered hardwood provided people building on slab the convenience of a hardwood floor.
Today flooring trends say the longer, the wider, the better and without an engineered product hitting the market place in a big way, these new styles and trends would not be available in 2015. At Owen Flooring we have products that are 7.5” wide 6.25ft. long and products that are 7” wide and 6ft long. When you read it, it doesn't really seem that long or that wide, however most solid hardwood flooring has an average length of 3ft and width of 3 inches making these ultra long and extra wide engineered hardwood products big time head turners!
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Lake Huron Collection was the first to arrive. This product line is 6" to 6.5" wide and 6ft long and is available in Hickory, Black Walnut & White Oak. This product includes tongue and grove construction, making it available to be installed by using the nail down, float, or glue down method. This product also includes a Smooth Authentic PPG Alluminum Oxide Reinforced Finish, and it has a 35 year wear layer warranty. This product also comes E1 certified, meaning it has low emissions and is environmentally responsible. This product line is not only a stunning extra long, ultra wide quality flooring product, it comes with a remarkable price tag of only $6.29 sf for White Oak & Hickory & $6.99 sf for Black walnut.
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Owen Flooring is also an exclusive dealer in Chatham-Kent to the worlds finest hardwood flooring, Mirage. We are very excited to continue selling our quality products however adding the absolute best in the world is something to be thrilled about. Why do I say Mirage is the best? Well there are so many reasons it is difficult to go over in this blog, so click here "WHY MIRAGE" to find out.
Thanks for checking out our Extra Long & Ultra Wide flooring Blog post! Remember be very careful with wide plank hardwood, we urge our customers to purchase engineered hardwood to reduce the risk of future problems.