Engineered boards are often perceived as an inferior alternative to solid hardwood products, this is not the case!
We have produced some relevant questions and answers to try and help show the differences below.
|Questions & Answers
||Arenaflex Olympia - 21mm
||Typical Solid Sport Floor
| Which one is more stable?
|| 70% more stable than solid
|| Expect gaps across the floor
| What is the sandable wear layer?
|| 3mm above the middle dovertail joint
| How many times can you sand the floor?
|| +/-10 (Possibly less due cupping or crowing)
| Do I need and expansion gap in the field of the floor?
| Can I use underfloor heating?
|| Engineered floors are less likely to movement especially Oak and Ash
|| Gaps are to be expected in solid floors especially in Beech and Maple
| Which one makes more effective use of slow growing hardwood?
|| 8% of hardwood wasted at the end of lifecycle (5.5mm)
|| 72% of hardwood wasted at the end of lifecycle (22mm
| Which one will cost less to keep looking line new over the next 25 years?
|| Engineered hardwood sports floors need less severe maintenance
|| Solid sports floors need more up keep thus costing more over the life of the sports floor
| Will I see budget savings on my project?
Hardwood unlike synthetic alternatives, come from renowable resources which, in the main can be regrown in a human life span.
BOEN Sport has never procured anything other than from properly managed and sustainable sources.
One of the greatest threats to the environment is Man's increasing demand for energy and with it increased burning of fossil fuels. Hardwood products utilise substantially less energy in their manufacture than synthetic alternatives.
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