Engineered wood floors are made of several layers or plies that are glued together in a cross grain construction. This is not the conventional hardwood that comes directly from a tree and into one's home. It is more complex because it contains several layers, including veneer, plywood, hardwood, or high density fiberboard. With veneer being the outer surface, authenticity and beauty are shown. Also, the other layers are within the core which makes
engineering wood more stable than the ordinary hardwood.
This type of construction is far stronger than a single piece of solid wood and is more structurally sound. It won’t buckle, gap, cup and twist. While no wood floor product can tolerate standing water, increased moisture levels are not a problem for a Launstein engineered hardwood floor.
These floors are preferred when using wide plank or installed over radiant heat. They can be installed below grade and direct to concrete (solid wood floors cannot). These environmentally sound floors use half as many trees as solid wood floors.
The key to this increased stability and moisture tolerance comes from how an engineered floor is made. Launstein floors range from 3/8” to 3/4” thick with the top layer being your wood of choice. The 5/8” wood floor is a popular one for use on radiant heat, because it is thinner and has a lower R-value: making it is less resistant to heat transfer.
The Launstein Professional Choice flooring series is handcrafted in Mason, Michigan and sold worldwide. This series, like all of the Launstein products, is manufactured from lumber cut especially for this flooring line which gives a unique grain pattern and is then kiln dried to 6% moisture content.
Our Professional Choice flooring is best known for its unrivaled, Old World, appearance. Our on-site craftsmen start by using several texturing techniques, and tools, to achieve the unique look of each floor in the series. A green friendly oil is then burnished into the wood to provide a long lasting and easily maintained floor finish. We can achieve any look you desire for your floor: French Oak Flooring, Wide Plank Floors, Textured Flooring, Hand Scraped Floors, Wire Brushed Flooring and the popular distressed floor look.
These beautiful floors are available in our engineered, ¾” thick, tongue and groove. Also available is our original 3/8” thick solid, which is a great choice for light residential and wall/ceiling applications. Like all Launstein floor products this series is approved for radiant heat application.
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Engineered Widths: 3" through 11"
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