The Vintage Loft Collection hardwood flooring by Real Wood Floors | By Real Wood Floors

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THE VINTAGE LOFT COLLECTION

Industrial Rustic Warmth

Our Vintage Loft collection derives its character from the plank floors of the industrial buildings of previous generations, the warehouses and factories in downtowns and commercial districts throughout the world. Over time, some of these building spaces are repurposed into living spaces while retaining the rustic charm of their utilitarian origins. Like your father’s leather jacket, your favorite reading chair, or those treasured blue jeans, Vintage Loft floors are warm, welcoming and perfectly worn in.

Exceptional Long Lengths
Extra wide plank
Reclaimed Detailing
Wire Brushed

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.