Pecan Hardwood Floors were Installed & Sanded onsite then finished with Bona Traffic Satin.
Author: Matt Risinger
Matt, I’ve never used unfinished engineered but like the concept. Do you happen to know the manufacturer and the wear layer? Thanks!
We do a lot of engineered glue down floors here in Raleigh- but almost all are prefinished. Love the site finishing and re-finishing ability! Great Video
Glue on bare concrete? No moisture issues in Texas?
Engineered flooring isn’t going to hold up over the years like true hardwood flooring.
Hi Matt, we use pine flooring in Mississippi where I build, but I don’t really care care for it because of how soft it is. Where can I get the pecan wood engineered floor that you show in this video. Thanks.
The finish is not as tough as lacquered and requires periodic topping up, but it is a lot easier to maintain floor in top shape than lacquered floors. Osmo sells good finishes if you want natural floors.
Looks beautiful. I’ve had a number of engineered and finished in place floors installed. I can’t think of a reason not to use engineered floors. If there are concerns about refinishing you can always spec a thicker wear layer.
That floor is amazing I would take this over the Oak floors that we have in our house.
2:55 You screen it. I thought screening was sanding too. So I guess the difference is you just sand to reapply a new layer on top of the old one?
How often can you do that before you need to sand it down to the wood?
Hi Matt, Thanks for sharing all your great videos. I would be concerned about gluing directly to a slab on grade unless I was sure I had a complete vapor barrier. When it’s humid outside and you turn on the A/C inside, you will be lowering the humidity inside and drawing the outside humidity inward (not just through the walls but up through the slab). What are you using as a vapor barrier below the slab?
I think that a rough slab with wood sleepers should be more economical and comfortable than a smooth finish slab with any kind of uncoupling membrane.
I am an old timer. I only use sight installed, sanded and finished floors. The finish on pre-finished floors never holds up as advertised and repairing them is next to impossible. Now if I could just get the quality of my project videos up to this level 🙂
Great videos Matt. Appreciate the info. I referred you to a buddy in Austin on Lake Austin who might be developing a property. Do you think the glue down on concrete is ok w/ a solid wood floor such as reclaimed heart pine? Or just engineered?