As it has been well understood by now, wood floors are not just products you buy, they’re an investment in the look and feel of your home or place of business. This means that you’re going to want your money’s worth in the long term, not just a quick fix in the short.
This is particularly true when you’re dealing with engineered hardwood flooring, which is generally treated as a long-term and ideally lifetime floor covering. As such, reputable manufacturers are constantly testing their products, to make sure that they will stand up to wear over long periods of time, so much so that they put their products through processes that simulate common sources of wear.
One big one is moisture testing to make sure that the laminate layers that seal the surface of a wood floor don’t peel when exposed to rigorous moisture testing. Here’s BuildDirect Co-Founder Rob Banks in the factory, where some very specialized equipment is used to test engineered wood floors before they are shipped to distributors, sellers, and buyers of wood floor products. Take a look!
When you’re investing in the value and level of comfort of a space, it’s good to know that there are processes in place that test the products before you buy them.