As the housing market continues its path to recovery, certain mistakes when using engineered wood products (EWP) are becoming more common.
Flooring Tips at Your Fingertips
Before you specify or install your next wood floor, a few minutes on the National Wood Flooring Association’s Web site might be a good idea.
Before you specify or install your next wood floor, a few minutes on the National Wood Flooring Association's Web site might be a good idea. At www.nwfaonline.com, users have access to tons of specifier-friendly information, including tips on selecting wood species and grains, installation techniques, a wood flooring library and guidelines for protecting wood floors.
One of the most useful and interactive features is the Design-A-Room area. Builders, architects and interior designers can "install" different species and styles in a specific room to visualize -- or explain to a client -- what a room will look like. In a sample foyer, living room, bedroom or kitchen, users can choose from 10 wood species and specify how the flooring appears on screen: horizontally, vertically, or left or right diagonally. The new room then appears on the screen. Users can design two side-by-side rooms at one time.