FLOORING 101

LacquerLACQUER VS. OIL (VCC ONLY)

The modern, Lacquered wood flooring is extremely tough and hardwearing while still protecting the “natural” coloring of the wood and preserving its warmth and vibrancy over the years. Unlike waxed/oiled finishes that require regular treatment to keep them maintained, lacquered floors take little more than sweeping or vacuuming with an occasional use of a wood floor cleaner. Lacquered finishes form a protective coating that is scratch and water resistant making it the ideal finish for the modern home.

 

Design-Types-01STYLE

Whether you prefer a smooth finish, a hand-scraped finish or even a heavily distressed floor, Urbanfloor has what you are looking for. Explore the different styles that enhances from the modern Italy inspired Villa Caprisi to handcrafted, distressed textures of the Mountain Country Collection.

 

Design-Types-02COLOR VARIATION

Design elements like colors, styles, and finishes together influences to enhance any room. Wood flooring choices comes from species’ natural colors and even the wood’s tendency to lighten or darken with sun exposure and age. Variances by species in colors range from clean look of the Birch to richness color of the Brazilin Cherry. The rating scale is from 1 (lightest in color) to 5 (darker color).

 

Design-Types-03EDGE DETAIL

The edge/end detail is the way the edges and the ends of the wooden boards are cut. Planks with distinctive grooves like the regular bevel edges in the Welcome Home Collection shows the definition of individual boards. Kissed edges/ends create a smoother and seamless appearance in the Villa Caprisi Collection.

 

Design-Types-04FOOT TRAFFIC

Generally, the thicker the engineered hardwood layer, the more resistant it will be to damage. We measure each of our collection from medium to high foot traffic. You can assure to choose the right flooring for your high volume areas like kitchens to medium traffic areas like hallways.

Protect From the Sun

Maintain Proper Environment

Minor Scratch Repair

Cleaning Hardwood Floors

Carefully Move Furniture

PROTECT YOUR INVESTMENT

Hardwood floors are a lifetime investment and you have spent a considerable amount of money to beautify and add value to your home.

Most important in keeping your investment at peak condition (healthy) is to allow for the right room climate by maintaining a stable environment in the home. To keep your investment healthy, a room temperature of 60° to 80° F and a humidity range of 30-50% is recommended year round. (The use of a humidifier or de-humidifier may be required.)

PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE

Todays hardwood floors are quick & easy to maintain, and with a few low cost cleaning tools and a little preventative maintenance can look beautiful for years to come. In addition to maintaining a stable environment, your hardwood floor should be cleaned regularly. Simply sweep, dust mop or vacuum to remove dirt & grit.

When necessary clean your floor with a hardwood floor cleaning product. CAUTION: It is important to only use a cleaning product compatible with the type of finish of your flooring. (*See below for the type of cleaning product recommended for your particular flooring style.) Carefully follow the manufacturer’s cleaning instructions. Avoid using a wet mop as over time this can damage the finish. Remember: water & wood do not mix.

All purpose cleaners are not recommended as they can dull your floor’s finish or leave a hazy residue.
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