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Question:

Do you know anything about Kempas Engineered hardwood floor? If you know please let me know if it is good.

Thank You.

Answer:



Dear Farzad

I don't make comments on a prefinished floor that I have never used, but if you read the Prefinished article which can be found in the search box at the top of the web page, you will see what I think about the engineered wood floors. Suffice to say for now that the 2 and 3 ply engineered wood floors will act a lot like real wood, defeating the purpose of their plywood nature. A 5 ply material (5/16") would be better, but alas they are getting harder to find.

But generally speaking the Kempas wood itself should make a pretty hard and durable floor. It's at least as hard as maple and as long as all the plys are all hardwood in the middle you should have no problem with this wood. There is a tendency for this wood to split along the vein lines of abnormal wood. But in the finished material they should already have cut this wood out.

If you are curious to find out why I believe these thicker 2-3 plywood engineered floor may be trouble in the long run.

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