|Bamboo Collection||Brushed Artisan|
Coverage describes the amount of sq. ft. of wood comes in a carton. Cartons cannot be broken so the amount you’ll purchase will likely be more than the size of your room. Keep in mind, a waste factor of 10% should always be added to the actual square footage of the total project.
|Dimensions||1/2 in x 5-5/8 in x 72-1/2 inThickness/Length
The thicker a wood floor is, the higher its insulation value and the greater its stability. More material is required, therefore the price is typically higher. Features such as wide planks and random length planks (or both features combined) provide additional value and often produce a more luxurious appearance. 9/16 in x 5 in x 72 in (Fusix Pro)
9/16" in thickness combine with the high density core for great insulation value. The wide, long boards significantly reduce overall installation time while also reducing the amount of potential fault points where planks meet. 1/2 in x 5-5/8 in x 72-1/2 in (Brushed Artisan)
1/2" in overall plank thickness with extra wide and long planks. Density of solid strand woven bamboo is greater than wood and provides as much stability/insulation value as a thicker wood floor.
|Bamboo Style||Strand WovenStrand Woven
Strand Woven bamboo is constructed using recycled shreds of bamboo and bonding them using intense heat and resins. This produces a very hard floor that can be up 4 times harder than Red oak flooring. Strand woven bamboo is an excellent choice for kitchens and other high traffic areas.
Solid hardwood floors are milled from one solid plank of wood and designed for nail down or staple installations over wood sub floors. They can be made from a variety of wood species and their durability depends on the manufacturing process, density of the wood itself, plank width, and its overall thickness. The thicker the wood, the higher its insulation value and the more times it can be refinished over its lifetime.
|Edge||Eased EdgeEased Edges
Eased edges are similar to beveled edges with a less distinct 'v' shaped groove that tapers off where the planks meet. Eased edges can be great for concealing minor height fluctuations from plank to plank caused by imperfections in the subfloor.
|Installation Method||Float, Glue, Staple/NailNail/Staple
Nail down or Staple installations occur over wood subfloors, OSB, and sometimes over existing linoleum or vinyl floors (if less than ⅛” in thickness and glued fully to subfloor). Nail/staple installations can not be performed over other wood floors, floating floors, tile floors or particle board subfloors. Float
A floating installation is when a floor is not attached directly to the subfloor using nails, staples or glue. The floor is installed over a layer of flooring underlayment, hence the name, "floating floor". Floating floors can be installed over some floors that are adhered directly to the subfloor, but not other floating floors. Float, Nail, Staple, Glue
This floor can either be glued, nailed, stapled or floated over various types of subfloors (even some existing floors). Its construction allows for a series of installation options offering a great solution for when you want to have the same floor in different rooms with different subfloor types.
|Finish||8-Layer UV Cured Klumpp Finish with Aluminum OxideUV Cured Polyurethane With Aluminum Oxide
Westhollow uses only the highest quality polyurethane with aluminum oxide additive. Aluminum oxide is the second hardest substance known to man and largely responsible for the scratch resistance of the floor. UV curing is a process in which UV rays significantly harden the overall finish. UV Cured Klumpp Finish With Aluminum Oxide
Klumpp brand finish is a water based, solvent free system and considered more eco-friendly than oil based finishes. An aluminum oxide additive adds excellent scratch resistance while the UV curing process hardens the protective barrier.
|Surface||Hand ScrapedHand Scraped
A hand scraped surface is when only the surface is of the plank is hand chiseled before being finished. Some floors offer only hand scraping at the plank edges and not the surface, others have both. Hand scraping is actually performed by hand and greatly adds to floor's manufacturing time.
|Janka Rating||4650Janka Rating
Wood hardness is rated by the Janka Hardness Scale, and typically the softer the wood, the more susceptible it is to denting or scratching. Janka ratings are determined by the amount of pressure it takes to drive a steel ball into the surface of a wood. The more pressure it requires, the higher a wood’s rating.
|Warranty||35-Year Residential/5 Year Light Commercial55 Year Residential Warranty
For a period of 55 years and provided our maintenance guidelines are followed, we will guarantee that our finish won’t peel off or wear through to the wood’s surface. 25 Year Residential / 3 Year Light Commercial
When Westhollow maintenance guidelines are followed, we guarantee our floor finish for will not wear through or peel off in residential applications for a period of 25 years. For installations in areas like doctor's offices, hair salons and other light commercial applications, Westhollow guarantees the finish for 3 years. 35-Year Residential / 5 Year Light Commercial
When Westhollow maintenance guidelines are followed, we guarantee our floor finish for will not wear through or peel off in residential applications for a period of 35 years. For installations in areas like doctor's offices, hair salons and other light commercial applications, Westhollow guarantees the finish for 5 years.
Charcoal streaks brilliantly blend with golden brown tones provide amazing visual appeal when combined with the wire brushed, hand crafted styling of its surface. The durable stranded construction and 8 layers of UV cured Klumpp finish with aluminum oxide make this floor incredibly tough, while also making it well-suited for installations in kitchens and other high traffic areas. This flooring is 4 times harder than popular red oak and backed by an outstanding 35 year residential warranty.
Do not use a wet spray micro fiber mop, or wet swiffers. Never use wax, polish, abrasive cleaners or scouring agents as they may dull or distort the finish.
For normal everyday cleaning use a broom or a DRY swiffer to sweep up any debris. For hard to clean spots use a lightly damp cloth or mop to clean or you can use a hard surface spray cleaner, just spray a light mist on the floor and then mop with a DRY micro fiber mop. Avoid using excessive moisture. Too much moisture can cause warping, or buckling which is not covered under warranty. All spills should be cleaned up immediately. Use protective pads under furniture. USE CAUTION: Planks are slippery when wet.
It's a good idea to save a few panels in case of accidental damage. Planks can be replaced or repaired by flooring professional.
Inspect the bamboo product for the correct shipment, grade, and for any visible defects prior to installation. Our Warranty does not cover bamboo products with visible defects that are installed.