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Longstrip Hardwood Floors

Longstrip Plank Floors Longstrip wood floors are really a type of engineered wood floors and are often referred too as engineered longstrip planks, or floating wood floors. These floors are constructed from several wood plies that are glued together. The center core is generally a softer wood material and is used to make the tongue and groove. A hardwood finish layer is glued on top of the center core and another softer wood ply is attached underneath the core. This top ply is also called the finish layer and can be constructed of almost any wood specie. The finish layer is really made up of many smaller, individual solid wood pieces that are laid in three rows of solid planks. Longstrip planks are approximately 86" in length and 7 1/2" in width. The finish layer of a longstrip plank will generally have between 17 to 18 pieces in the three row series. This gives the effect of installing a board that is 3 narrow planks wide and several planks long. Each longstrip plank looks like an entire section that has already been pre-assembled for you.

Longstrip Plank FloorsLongstrip planks are designed for the floating installation, but most can also be glued-down, or stapled down. Because these floors can be installed with the floating installation method they can be installed above or below ground level and over a wide variety of sub-floors. Like engineered floors, longstrip floors come in a variety of domestic and exotic wood species.

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