The Arrigoni AdvantageYou will be pleased to learn that Arrigoni Wood flooring has many advantages over solid wood flooring. The superb engineering enables us to have planks up to 13" wide with lengths up to 14', even over in-floor radiant heat. Standard flooring guidelines do not recommend solid wood to be used at these dimensions over radiant heat.
Our layered construction is more stable, with less warping and cupping than solid wood flooring. In our engineered wood planks, there are only three layers. The wear layer, the top surface you see is 3.6 mm thick, which means that this floor can be refinished. Many engineered products cannot be refinished. The middle layer (solid spruce) is laid transversely, reducing swelling and shrinkage by roughly 80%, even in the most challenging of climates.
The Arrigoni Difference
Solid Wood Flooring:Warping
Solid wood flooring, especially in the wider planks, warps and cups more over time.
More Frequent Sanding
The refinishing process requires a flat surface in order for the finish to be applied. A solid floor requires heavy sanding just to get the floor to a flat surface again. As well, with each sanding you are diminishing the life of your floor because you are reducing the top layer of wood that goes only to the tongue and groove. The cost of refinishing and mess it makes mean the refinishing is not a preferable process.
Arrigoni Wood Flooring:No Warping
Arrigoni Woods specialty is wide plank flooring. If installed and maintained correctly, these floors will remain flat.
Buffing or Screening
We like to prevent the refinishing process by watching for wear patterns in the finish, especially in high traffic areas. Arrigoni Woods would then recommend a recoating before any damage is done to the wood. In most cases the sanding is not necessary as the wood remains flat, meaning it is a great surface for a finish to be applied. This process is dustless and inexpensive, eliminating the cost and disruption of the refinishing process.