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  • Foster Flooring's DuChâteau Engineered Wood Flooring for Living room
  • Foster Flooring's DuChâteau Engineered Wood Flooring for Bedroom
  • Foster Flooring's DuChâteau Engineered Wood Flooring for Dining room
  • Foster Flooring's DuChâteau Dramatic Engineered Wood Flooring for Bedroom
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Shown above: A selection of engineered hardwood flooring options for your comparison with traditional hardwood flooring.

Hardwood Flooring
Which Is Better: Solid Hardwood or Engineered Wood Flooring?

  • Engineered Wood Flooring respects the length of time it takes to produce a single hardwood tree for flooring in comparison to the quick-growing softwoods which can be replenished in a fraction of the time. Softwoods are used only as a  hidden component of structural composition within an engineered floor, which no one ever sees, in order to be more conservative in the use of the precious hardwood resources.

    Engineered Wood Flooring respects the length of time it takes to produce a single hardwood tree for flooring in comparison to the quick-growing softwoods which can be replenished in a fraction of the time. Softwoods are used only as a hidden component of structural composition within an engineered floor, which no one ever sees, in order to be more conservative in the use of the precious hardwood resources.

    A typical cross-section of a 5/8 inch thick piece of engineered wood flooring reveals the 4mm top layer of precious hardwood such as maple, oak, hickory, walnut, cherry, beech or ash, for example. Next are three substrate layers of softwoods like pine or birch, for example, which are sandwiched in alternating directions to each other and the top hardwood layer. This construction fortifies the engineered flooring making it significantly stronger than a single piece of hardwood and able to resist any warping or cupping reaction to humidity as a result.

    A typical cross-section of a 5/8 inch thick piece of engineered wood flooring reveals the 4mm top layer of precious hardwood such as maple, oak, hickory, walnut, cherry, beech or ash, for example. Next are three substrate layers of softwoods like pine or birch, for example, which are sandwiched in alternating directions to each other and the top hardwood layer. This construction fortifies the engineered flooring making it significantly stronger than a single piece of hardwood and able to resist any warping or cupping reaction to humidity as a result.

    DuChâteau's Atelier Natural oil-finished engineered floor showcases the wood's antique character with knots, color and grain, making a beautifully striking contrast within this home's contemporary ambience.

    DuChâteau's Atelier Natural oil-finished engineered floor showcases the wood's antique character with knots, color and grain, making a beautifully striking contrast within this home's contemporary ambience.

    Engineered wood floors emit no harmful pollutants into the atmosphere, particularly when they are oil-finished. This means that occupants of the home or commercial space within which the engineered flooring is used will not be at risk of respiratory repercussions or compromise to their immune systems.

    Engineered wood floors emit no harmful pollutants into the atmosphere, particularly when they are finished with select environmentally-friendly choices. This means that occupants of the home or commercial space within which the engineered flooring is used will not be at risk of respiratory repercussions or compromise to their immune systems.


    Engineered flooring is the perfect surface for dog owners. Sharp nail scratches are a thing of the past since the floor's rustic oil-finished sheen completely resists such blemishes typical of a high-gloss shine.

    Engineered flooring is the perfect surface for dog owners. Sharp nail scratches are a thing of the past since engineered flooring is offered in many impervious surface sheens completely resistant to such blemishes.


    DuChâteau engineered hardwood flooring is available in a variety of tones, grains, finishes and styles. The initial finishing process can include thermo-treatment, wire-brushing and/or distressing of the hardwood layer which produces effects to emulate nature, age or rustic aesthetics. White, black, or natural oil is then added to accentuate grain followed by a deep hard-wax oil to seal pores. Then the hardwood surface is fine-grain sanded which is finished with a final hard-wax oil.

    Foster Flooring offers a world-class selection of engineered hardwood flooring from its exclusive brands. This includes Lauzon's stunning and revolutionary air-purifying wood flooring, as well as magnificent choices from Provenza, Haro, and DuChâteau®.. all available in a variety of tones, grains, finishes and styles. The initial finishing process can include such special effects as thermo-treatment, wire-brushing and/or distressing of the hardwood layer which are designed to emulate nature, age or rustic aesthetics.

     

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