Hardwood floors are tough, beautiful and can work in most rooms in your home, ofice and shop.
Engineered for Long-Lasting Beauty & Durability
The timeless, gorgeous look of hardwood flooring captures the beauty of nature and instantly enhances the value and character of your home. Rich, elegant tones in smooth finishes or one-of-a-kind, hand-scraped planks lend an undeniable appeal that at once is both luxurious and rustic.
Engineered hardwood flooring designed to provide the look you want with the performance you need. Our unique, incredible technology for hardwood floors such as Armor Max Finish with Scotchgard Advanced Repel Technology ensures that your surface is protected from abrasion and staining with a 50 year wear warranty.
As the industry’s most durable coating system for hardwood flooring, ArmorMax provides the ultimate barrier in resisting wear-and-tear. By joining forces with Scotchgard Advanced Repel Technology, our engineered hardwood flooring features the proven leader in stain and soil protection. As you bring the beauty of nature in your home, your hardwood floors will stay looking newer, longer.
Another reason to install hardwood floors without worry? Installation is stress-free thanks to UniClic technology, the premier glue less locking system that eliminates adhesives, minimizes messes, simplifies clean-up and forms a tight connection backed by a lifetime warranty. There’s no waiting for glue to dry, your hardwood flooring is available for immediate living.
By combining meticulous craftsmanship, premium selected woods, and revolutionary eco-friendly processes, our engineered hardwood flooring offers you the stylish options for your home with the performance you can believe in.
BY TYPE OF WOOD
Hardwood—just the word evokes images of charm, richness, and classic looks. Wood floors last a lifetime and gain "character" with age.
Board Widths. Select from narrow strips (less than three inches), wider planks (more than three inches), parquet squares, and—a new option—squares and rectangles. The traditional choice, strips give the illusion of more space, while planks impart a rustic look. Parquet floors, with the distinctive geometric design, suit formal spaces.
Wood Species. Hardwood species vary in durability, grain patterns, and color. Oak, maple, and cherry are among the most common species due to their hardness. Exotic woods like mahogany, and Brazilian cherry aren't as durable, but are prized for their striking appearance.
Colors. Hardwoods run the gamut from blond to black, depending on species and finish.
Textures. You can get hardwood floors that look shiny and new, or you can buy brand new wood that looks like an antique and adds timeworn character to your room Many manufacturers offer distressed and hand-scraped hardwoods that will disguise heavy use over the years and give the floor an appealing timeworn appearance from the moment it's installed.
Hardness. For busy households with pets and kids, it's a good idea to choose the hardest wood species possible. Hard species, such as red oak, will withstand wear and tear, while softer species, such as pine, tend to show scratches. The choice between engineered and solid hardwood will most likely be determined by location, subfloor, and preferred installation method. But if you're on the fence, keep in mind choosing solid hardwood means scratches from a puppy's claws or dings from a toddler's toy can be sanded out and refinished over and over. Whichever you choose, preventive care and proper maintenance can keep your floors looking good for years.
Finish. Along with protecting the surface, hardwood finishes imbue floors with color and luster. Much commercially available hardwood comes prefinished, which simplifies installation and eliminates dust, chemical fumes, and waiting time. These factory-applied finishes generally have a longer warranty as they are longer lasting and more durable than site-applied finishes.
Some homeowners prefer site-finished floors due to the wider selection of stain colors and the opportunity to hone the surface and even out imperfections after the boards are in place. Boards are also easier to repair if damaged. Urethanes are the most common type of finish.
While solid hardwood can be repeatedly refinished, engineered hardwood flooring can only be refinished a limited number of times. That's because the thickness of the top veneer varies. However, prefinished engineered floors are quite durable, generally eliminating the need for frequent refinishing.
Factors to Consider
Best for: Any room except full baths or laundry rooms.
Pet Friendly? Moderately. Keep pets' nails trimmed to avoid scratching the floor, clean messes immediately, and lay a mat under water dishes to minimize spills. The surface is hard, so provide soft mats or pet beds where dogs can lie down comfortably.
Underlayment. Underlayment products provide a base for the floor. This layer also limits noise, and adds insulation. Cushioned materials such as cork and form are ideal beneath floating floors. Vinyl- and plastic-lined underlayment’s are best in moisture-prone areas. Manufacturers offer many options and featuring a variety of benefits and price points.
Solid vs. Engineered
If you purchase hardwood floors, you'll need to decide between solid or engineered.
Solid hardwood is milled from a single piece of wood. Because it can be repeatedly sanded, it can last for decades. A natural material, solid hardwood is susceptible to temperature and humidity changes and cannot be installed below grade or in damp spaces. It must be nailed or stapled to a wooden subfloor.
Engineered hardwood is created by bonding layers of hardwood ("plies") together in a cross-grain construction. These layers give greater stability. Because it can withstand higher levels of humidity, engineered hardwood can be installed in baths and basements, as well as over concrete subfloors and radiant heating elements. Engineered hardwood uses fewer trees than solid hardwood. It can be stapled or glued, or it can "float" (affixed to itself rather than the subfloor).
Hardwood is the gold standard of flooring surfaces and can add to your home's value. It's classic, durable and hypoallergenic. Solid hardwood floors can be refinished over and over and over again.
Keep in mind that hardwood floors can become dented or gouged, and they're susceptible to water damage. Also, engineered hardwood floors can be difficult to repair when damaged.
Hardwood typically costs between AED 200 and AED 600 per square meter, uninstalled. In general, installation should be left to professionals, although some manufacturers offer planks that lock together for glue less installation.
IMPERIAL INTERIORS company offers supply and installation of wooden floors with different designs, colores and wood kinds.