Acacia Engineered Hardwood Flooring

Acacia Engineered Hardwood Flooring

Rated 5 out of 5 by Lin69 In comparison this flooring proved to be superior We had a new engineered floor installed in our entry and kitchen. It proved to be defective with a poor finish that scratched and had squeaks when walked on. Our contractor had it pulled up and replaced by the Armstrong Hand Scraped Rustic Accents Acacia Natural. The installer showed us the backing on the wood and how superior the product is compared to our first try. (There was no price difference between the two products, just quality difference.) This floor is beautiful with so many color variations that complement the other woods in our home. It has a beautiful sheen that makes it always look well maintained like it is freshly waxed. January 29, 2015 Rated 5 out of 5 by Michy25 Absolutely Beautiful! We have had this professionally installed floor for about 3 months now. Our installer said repeatedly that in 30 years in this business, this was the most beautiful floor he has ever laid! I cannot tell you how many compliments we receive! It’s such a beautiful range of tones..every board different but not at all busy looking, as was my fear. We have yet to see any scratches from our Lab Retriever (or teenagers!) It is extremely durable, very unique and just so lovely! November 1, 2014 Rated 5 out of 5 by jon5390 Wow We bought a new house and they installed a Mohawk floor completely wrong. After there rep told us all her floors would dent, chip, splinter and cup after three months we wanted a different product. We found this floor and fell in love. When it was delivered we could see how well build this floor was. We have two large dogs and two kids and these floors hold up and look amazing doing it. If you choose this floor I guarantee you find yourself just staring at it it’s so beautiful. April 7, 2014 Rated 5 out of 5 by Rob Lane This flooring gets the most compliments! My wife and I installed 850sqft of the natural acacia hand scraped engineered flooring. It took both of us 5 days to lay down the flooring, it was a lot of work! The floor laid down very well and we had only one board in our whole shipment that was broken. The floor is a joy to look at and it feels amazing to the bare foot. We would buy Armstrong flooring again in a heart beat. November 2, 2013 Rated 5 out of 5 by brad1 awesome floor This floor is Beautiful. so many color varitions it looks good with anything. This product was verry easy to install, we did 700sf in a day. October 31, 2012
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Acacia Engineered Hardwood Flooring

The first three acacia floor problems might not be a concern to you. The thousands of homeowners that have made acacia a trending home flooring material view them as part of the uniquely appealing appearance of this beautiful wood. The final issue with acacia flooring is overcome with the solutions provided. In short, if you love its rich and varied beauty, the potential acacia problems shouldn’t stop you from putting it on your short list of possible flooring materials.
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Acacia Engineered Hardwood Flooring

Acacia is a term that refers to more than 1,200 varieties of tree and shrub species that are native to Australia and Africa, but are also grown in parts of Asia, the Pacific Islands and North America. These varieties grow in diverse habitats including rainforests, woodlands and coastal dunes. The acacia species used in hardwood flooring are grouped into two categories: small leaf acacia and large leaf acacia.
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Acacia Engineered Hardwood Flooring

One of the reasons to consider acacia hardwood flooring is its hardness. The Janka Hardness Rating for small leaf acacia is 2220 and for large leaf acacia is 1700, so the wood is harder than popular species like hard maple , white oak and red oak , though not as hard as exotic woods such as African cedar and Brazilian walnut/ipe .
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Acacia Engineered Hardwood Flooring

Rated 5 out of 5 by Rob Lane This flooring gets the most compliments! My wife and I installed 850sqft of the natural acacia hand scraped engineered flooring. It took both of us 5 days to lay down the flooring, it was a lot of work! The floor laid down very well and we had only one board in our whole shipment that was broken. The floor is a joy to look at and it feels amazing to the bare foot. We would buy Armstrong flooring again in a heart beat. November 2, 2013
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Acacia Engineered Hardwood Flooring

Once you’ve seen Acacia wood flooring the chances are you’ll never forget it. It certainly is unique in appearance and not for those who like uniformity in their flooring, as you can see from the image below. At Home Flooring Pros we think there’s something sensual and luxurious about this wood, but accept that it would only suit certain properties and even then should perhaps be used as part of a carefully considered interior design scheme. Read on to find out more about Acacia wood and whether it’s right for you.
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Acacia Engineered Hardwood Flooring

The hardness of acacia wood offers two significant benefits. First, it wears well, so is very durable. With proper care, solid acacia hardwood flooring will last 50-100 years depending on its thickness. It can be refinished multiple times over its lifetime and look like new each time.
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Acacia Engineered Hardwood Flooring

Color variety and beauty – The large number of species used for flooring gives you an excellent selection of colors from chocolate brown through rusty reds to off-whites and golden yellows, all with acacia’s distinctive grain patterns and textures. However, note the acacia flooring problems below for more information about color variation.
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AFTER: Brewer replaced the floors in the kitchen and the carpet in the dining room with engineered acacia wood. Then she installed new cabinets, which she topped with engineered quartz around the perimeter and a natural quartzite slab on the island. Recessed cans, pendant lights and LED undercabinet lighting replaced the woefully inadequate globe fixtures.
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Trim and Moldings Overview Complete your floor with coordinated transitions such as threshold, stair nose, reducer strip, quarter round and t-molding. We offer a complete selection of species and colors providing the finishing touch to your flooring installation Trim and Moldings for – Acacia – Natural Quarter Round TQ0AC282M A molding used to cover expansion space next to baseboards, case goods, and stairs steps. Pre-drill and nail to the vertical surface, not to the floor. Reducer Strip TR5AC209M A teardrop shaped molding used around fireplaces, doorways, as a room divider, or as a transition between wood flooring and adjacent floor coverings that are less thick. Fasten down with adhesive, small nails or double-faced tape. Stair Nose TS5AC209M A molding undercut for use as a stair landings trim, elevated floor perimeters, and stair steps. Fasten down firmly with adhesive and nails or screws. Pre-drill nail holes to prevent splitting. T-Molding TM0AC282M A molding used as a transition piece from one flooring to another of equal height or to gain expansion spaces. Fasten at the heel in the center of the molding. Additional support may need to be added to the heel of the molding dependent upon the thickness of the goods covered. Threshold TH0AC282M A molding undercut used against sliding door tracks, fireplaces, carpet, ceramic tile, or existing thresholds to allow for expansion space and to provide a smooth transition in height difference. Fasten to subfloor with adhesive and/or nails through the heel. Pre-drill nail holes to prevent splitting.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by Lin69 In comparison this flooring proved to be superior We had a new engineered floor installed in our entry and kitchen. It proved to be defective with a poor finish that scratched and had squeaks when walked on. Our contractor had it pulled up and replaced by the Armstrong Hand Scraped Rustic Accents Acacia Natural. The installer showed us the backing on the wood and how superior the product is compared to our first try. (There was no price difference between the two products, just quality difference.) This floor is beautiful with so many color variations that complement the other woods in our home. It has a beautiful sheen that makes it always look well maintained like it is freshly waxed. January 29, 2015
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No matter what flooring type you choose, we recommend you consult your retailer to locate an Armstrong Certified Installer near you. Armstrong Certified Installers undergo rigorous flooring installation training on all Hardwood flooring products. You can rest assured that when you use an Armstrong Certified installer, your wood flooring will be installed properly and provide many years of satisfaction.Find an Armstrong Certified Installer
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Acacia is known by several other names, most commonly acacia walnut and wattle. It is marked by a wide, open and modulating grain pattern combined with distinctive knots that produce beauty and interest. The wood is also resistant to water, mold and fire (NOTE-fire resistant, not fireproof!).
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Secondly, acacia’s hardness makes it less susceptible than softer woods to dents, gouges, scratches and other damage. It is a good choice for families with pets, active kids and their toys and anywhere very heavy furniture will be used. Acacia is popular in commercial settings, though warranties are shorter than when used in residential application.

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