Commercial Hardwood Flooring is available in solid and engineered construction. Solid Hardwood consists of a plank made all from one piece of wood. Due to moisture content that is preset in concrete Commercial solid hardwood cannot be installed over concrete. In contrast one of the advantages of solid commercial hardwood is that it can be sanded and resurfaced a few times over the life of the floor.
In comparison engineered commercial hardwood is constructed with a top wear layer of hardwood that is adhered to several layers of plywood or other wood components which have been constructed with a cross ply technique for greater stability and strength.
Both solid and engineered commercial hardwood can be installed over a wood subfloor. Engineered can be installed over most subfloors. There are several techniques to install Commercial hardwood floors including Glue down, nail down and floating. Also some commercial hardwood can feature a click system that does not require glue or nail down installation.
The reason to select Commercial hardwood over other flooring materials is its traditional beauty and durability and ease of maintenance. Unlike carpet there is no need for daily vacuuming. The drawback of commercial wood flooring is it is not the most cost effective choice for flooring but the stylish beauty can elevate the decor of any office.