Considering acrylic impregnated wood
For your clients looking to buy hardwood flooring, there is a host of different materials to steer them toward. Some are interested in buying exotic hardwood floors, while others are more interested in cost-effectiveness and functionality. While most clients usually pick between solid or engineered floors, and finished and unfinished surfaces, one choice often gets overlooked. Acrylic impregnated wood floors are a relatively new entrant into the hardwood flooring market, and have not exploded as a popular choice yet, but there are numerous benefits to be derived from selecting this option.
The first thing to learn about this particular type of material is to figure out where the name comes from. The impregnating refers to the color of the wood. Instead of simply applying the color, stain, veneer or finishing touch on the surface of the floor, acrylic impregnated woods are impregnated with color during the manufacturing process. According to MyFlooringHelper.com, this means that sealant and color are infused within the floor strips and planks. This gives them a more thorough vibe that can not only provide a charming look but also a long-lasting durability.
Another benefit of acrylic impregnated hardwood flooring is its tremendous resistance to moisture and humidity, surpassing even that of engineered hardwood floors. According to WoodFlooringGuide.net, these wood floors are up to 300 percent harder than natural wood. Coupled with the injections of liquid acrylic, stain and fire retardants into the wood itself, its durability and resistance are nearly unparalleled. The tough defenses against water make it an ideal choice for bathrooms and kitchens.
Clients can consider impregnating their unfinished hardwood floors with acrylic monomers. This skips the final parts of the finishing process, instead replacing it this acrylic process to create the pigmenting efforts of infusing the wood with color, along with making it stronger.
Additionally, another benefit of its strong resistance to wear and tear is its suitability for commercial settings, such as restaurants or retail outlets. The even levels of color makes scratches less obvious. Many consumers tend not to favor the look of acrylic impregnated wood floors, explaining its unpopularity among homeowners and contractors. However, if your client has a large floor space that faces a substantial amount of foot traffic and heavy furniture, it's hard to go wrong with the choice of acrylic impregnated hardwood floors.