Reminiscent Collection hardwood flooring by Real Wood Floors | By Real Wood Floors

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REMINISCENT COLLECTION

Unbelievably Resilient Flooring

Our Reminiscent collection is a Stone Polymer Composite (SPC) floor product that’s incredibly durable and highly affordable. It’s made of a core of compressed limestone powder and polymer mix, with a high definition wood grain film on top, and protected by a .5 mm (20 MIL) commercial grade wear layer with an infused ceramic bead protective top coat. It has a 1.5 mm Closed Cell Acoustical Pad underneath to minimize sound transmission. Reminiscent is a worry free, waterproof flooring option that uses the Välinge 5G Locking System to tightly lock the planks together and keep spills out. Each plank features a beautiful wood-visual with an authentic grain texture to further enhance the organic look.

What is Engineered Flooring?

Engineered floors are composed of multiple sheets (called “plies”) of wood pieced together to create a single plank. The layers which make up Engineered floors are arranged in opposing directions. This is often known as “cross-ply” construction. This method effectively guards the flooring against moisture-related problems. The planks’ arrangement causes the expansions and contractions to counter one another, limiting or reducing the amount of cupping and crowning a floor can exhibit when exposed to differing levels of humidity. Engineered floors are versatile, allowing them to be installed in any part of the home whether it be the basement or directly on slab. These floors can be stapled, glued, nailed, or even floated over existing subfloors.

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What is Solid Wood Flooring?

Solid wood floors are typically a single plank of wood, with “tongues” and “grooves” that allow the pieces to connect. Solid floors are extremely moisture sensitive, and generally nailed down to ward off humidity fluctuations. As we’ve discussed before, seasonal moisture shifts cause wood to contract and expand—cold weather causes wood to shrink, while more humid climates cause wood to expand. Because of this, expansion space should be considered when placing your planks.