Fuzion's Frequently Asked
What wood floor can I install over a concrete slab?
The challenge with installing a wood floor over a concrete slab, whether above or below grade, is attaching it. There are really only two economical options for this; full spread glue down, or a floating installation. Neither of these methods works for a solid hardwood floor, so your best option is an engineered wood floor.
Can we install a hardwood floor over an existing vinyl floor?
Yes, but only if you use a floating system. You can use either a click T&G system, or glue the T&G joint together. This is only available with an engineered hardwood floor product. If you try to nail or glue down over an existing vinyl floor, there is too much risk of movement or loss of adhesion bond, which can result in noisy floors or edge splintering.
CAN I INSTALL A HARDWOOD FLOOR IF I HAVE PETS?
Yes, but understand that most pets have nails or claws, and this will potentially damage your wood or the finish on that wood. Keeping pets nails well trimmed will help minimize damage. Note also that no hardwood manufacturers will warranty their floors or finishes against pet damage.
CAN AN ENGINEERED WOOD FLOOR BE REFINISHED?
This is dependant on the thickness of the wear layer (the top layer of wood veneer), the effect you wish to achieve, and why you are wanting to refinish. The only real reason to sand down your floor is to change the colour. If this is desired, the wear layer must be a minimum of 3-4mm thick, and you must understand that all other finish effects (ie. microbevels, hand sculpting, wire brushing) will be lost when sanded down. All other reasons to refinish can usually be accomplished without the aggravation of a whole floor re-sanding. Stain repairs, fillers & putty, board replacements, etc. can do the trick in most cases, without the inconvenience and upset of a wholesale sanding and refinishing of the entire floor.
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We carefully test all product materials that we create. For example, our hardwood and luxury vinyl go through SCS Global's strict testing process to ensure products are Floorscore certified. E1 certifications are also applied to all our laminate products to ensure peace of mind for you and your home.