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5 Questions To Ask Before Purchasing Engineered Timber Flooring

Before you purchase engineered timber flooring ask yourself the following questions…


1. Is the floor fit for purpose – Can you wet mop the floor?

2. Do you need to acclimatize the floor on site prior to install?

3. Is the floor genuine French and German Oak?

4. What is the recommended installation method – direct stick or

floating?

5. Does the floor meet the environmental and legally sourced

requirements?


You may be surprised to know that not all engineered timber floors are the same. Our engineered timber planks can be wet mopped and do not require acclimatization on site. Trojan PROFLOOR is produced with a hardwood core this construction allows the choice of floating or direct stick without compromising the quality of the finished job, or costing you more money for unnecessary gluing.


PROFLOOR features genuine French and German Oak and has full chain of custody - guaranteeing environmental and legally sourced product.


These questions are important as they will provide a better understanding of the difference between various engineered flooring products on the market


" Not all engineered floors are the same"

1. Is the floor fit for purpose – Can you wet mop the floor? Yes you can as Trojan PROFLOOR is specifically selected for the building industry and Queensland’s tropical environment, making it fit for purpose. In addition, hardwood is used in Trojan’s core which ensures peak performance. There are alternative flooring on the market which are constructed with softwood ply or poplar cores which are more susceptible to moisture.

2. Do you need to acclimatize the floor on site prior to install? Acclimatization usually requires cartons to be left on site for 48 hours prior to install. We feel this can be impractical to a busy worksite, hence Trojan PROFLOOR is constructed so it can be immediately installed without the need for acclimatization.

3. Is the floor genuine French and German Oak? Is the "Euro Oak" from Europe Trojan PROFLOOR is confirmed as genuine French and German Oak via our chain of custody certification.


4. What is the recommended installation method – direct stick or floating? Some flooring products recommend direct stick or gluing the floor to the substrate, often this is to try and stabilize the movement of the pine, plywood or softwood core in the product construction. Hardwood is used in the core of Trojan PROFLOOR which ensures peak performance, this construction allows the choice of floating or direct stick without compromising the quality of the finished job or costing you more money for unnecessary gluing.

5. Does the floor meet the environmental and legally sourced requirements? Trojan PROFLOOR meets and exceeds all Australian and International standards. Specifically, Trojan is C10 Compliant, FloorScore, FSC, and E1 certified.


For more information surrounding the Trojan PROFLOOR range, contact Trojan Timbers at 3861 4422.



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