WHY ENGINEERED HARDWOOD IS BETTER THAN SOLID
Engineered Hardwood vs. Solid Hardwood
SUSTAINABLE. STRONG & DURABLE. LONG LASTING.
At From The Forest, we want to ensure you get the most out of your wood flooring product. That’s why we offer high-quality engineered hardwood flooring. Our core technology creates stable wood planks that can withstand the test of time, while the gorgeous veneer preserves all the natural beauty of real wood. Delve into engineered hardwood vs. solid hardwood, and discover why engineered wood flooring takes the crown.
What Sets Engineered Hardwood Apart
From The Forest prides itself on prioritizing environmental health—a responsibility that’s possible because of how eco-friendly engineered hardwood is. Engineered hardwood uses plywood or recycled wood materials in its core, which vastly reduces the amount of wood we need to source to make each plank of flooring. As a result, engineered hardwood has a much smaller environmental footprint, making it easier to ethically source.
Don’t mistake the lack of solid wood for a lack of strength, though. Our Multiply or 360° Core technology creates durable, dependable wood planks that resist warping, cracking, and other damage better than solid hardwood.
Finally, we put immense care into the wood veneer of each flooring plank. In addition to showing off hardwood’s natural beauty, each veneer has a premium finish that resists scratches, sun damage, and other general wear.
See the Difference at From The Forest
When it comes to engineered hardwood vs. solid hardwood, engineered hardwood flooring delivers all the beauty and durability of solid hardwood—and then some. With a smaller environmental footprint, better moisture resistance, and endless options for species, grade, and color, you can easily see why engineered hardwood excels. Check out the difference between engineered hardwood vs. solid hardwood for yourself at From The Forest today. Shop our products or talk to one of our experts to see how From The Forest can help deliver the home design of your dreams.
Preserving our natural resources and environment are important at From The Forest. The raw materials used for the flooring products are sourced only from managed forests in the United States and our wear resistant, ceramic top coats, and stains are water-based (zero VOC) and UV cured to protect air quality and our adhesives meet the highest standards for air emissions. Our lumber is purchased from suppliers that have active reforestation programs and share our environmental responsibility with Only a portion of mature trees are cut, leaving other mature trees for seeding purposes, and smaller trees for future logging. We are committed to sustainable forest management and we encourage the use of wood as an environmentally acceptable and renewable material. We have not and will not purchase lumber from any supplier involved in improper practices.
- 100% of raw materials are sourced only from sustainable sawmills with strict chain of custody standards that are in place for all raw materials
- Formaldehyde free adhesives used in the construction of the flooring - 100% CARB Compliance with Zero VOC’s
- All topcoats are WearMax DWR and protect air quality
- All products are GREENGUARD certified
Why Wood & Why Engineered?
Nothing beats the beauty of real wood– Real wood products portray a sense of elegance and class that does not go unnoticed. Imitation products will never be able to compare.
Every plank is unique - Wood is a product of nature, and because of this, it allows for a new unique characteristic on every plank. The unique nature of wood is what makes it so sophisticated.
Environment – Wood products are renewable and substantially better for the environment over all other materials that are used to imitate the look of wood.
Safety –Scientific Research has shown that Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) products have cytotoxicity/allergenicity components and are combustible. Cytotoxicity/ allergenicity components can create health issues and cause damage to living tissue in humans and pets through exposure. Combustible building products may release smoke, toxic gasses and other chemical compounds when exposed to elevated temperatures. This may have a hazardous impact on building occupants, neighborhoods, first responders and the environment. Wood products are natural and do not have any of these risk factors associated.
Durability – Constructed to have enhanced stability and more resistance to daily wear, tear and buckling and offers an extremely durable coating capable of withstanding treatment.
Resistance - Dimensionally very stable preventing the wood from expanding and contracting during fluctuations of humidity and temperature.
Radiant Heat Compatibility - Majority of engineered hardwood offerings can be installed over radiant heat.
Installation Capability - Can be installed on all grade levels in a variety of different ways including nailing, gluing, floating and stapling. Many handy homeowners could even do it themselves!
The Industries Best Finish
(2X MORE WATER & WEAR RESISTANT)
About From The Forest
Made in the USA - Weston, Wisconsin is in the middle of the North American hardwood supply, reducing the environmental footprint as well as inventory and transportation costs. All raw materials are sourced within 500 miles of our factory.
Environmentally Focused – Strict chain of custody standards are followed. CARB compliant with zero VOC’s.
Best Top Coat in the Industry – WearMax DWR is used on all of our products and is the most water repellent as well as scratch, scuff and wear resistant finish in the industry.
Service - Midwest values with an experienced team of customer service and product engineers that will design and make wood flooring that looks great and performs exceptionally.
Value Priced Products - Due to efficient raw material sourcing from North American forests and innovative manufacturing processes.
Flexible Manufacturing and Creative Product Solutions - Allows customers many product features to choose from so they can customize and offer unique solutions.
More about From The Forest
Located in Central Wisconsin, From The Forest is proud to be an innovative, American Engineered Hardwood manufacturing company that sources all its material from North America sense 2007. Overcoming much adversity, From The Forest has thrived, solidifying the company's decision to keep the business in North America. Founded by industry veteran Tryggvi Magnusson, leads his team to understand the responsibility of producing high performing, beautiful flooring products at a competitive price. With over 100 Years of combined wood flooring manufacturing experience, our customers benefit from this by knowing the products are designed for stability and long-term wear.
Care & Cleaning
The ONLY approved method for cleaning your From The Forest hardwood is to use our From The Forest Hardwood cleaner or just a damp mop and water. It is important to make sure the moisture content is a limited amount so that it will evaporate almost immediately. Standing water and hardwood floors do not mix!
If a scratch should occur, we recommend using WearMax Scratch Concealer. WearMax Scratch Concealer can be used on any flooring with a ceramic based finish, along with wood touch up markers.
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- ONE (1) TREE USED FOR ENGINEERED WOOD IT TAKES FIVE (5) TREES TO PRODUCE THE SAME AMOUNT OF SOLID WOOD
- FOR EVERY ONE (1) TREE USED TO PRODUCE ENGINEERED WOOD, THREE (3) MORE TREES ARE PLANTED
- UV CURED TOPCOAT HAS ZERO VOC’S AND AN ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINT THAT IS FIVE-TIMES (5x) SMALLER THAN FINISHES USED ON SOLID WOOD
Strength & Durability
- NO WARPING
- STABILITY (NO EXPANSION OR CONTRACTION)
- NO CUPPING
- NO TWISTING
- SCUFF RESISTANT
- WEAR RESISTANT
- DENT RESISTANT
- FINISH IS TOP QUALITY, SO YOU DON’T NEED TO RE-SCREEN OR RE-FINISH FOR A LIFETIME!
- MULTIPLY CORE CONSTRUCTION TO CREATE STRENGTH AND DURABILITY
- CAN BE RESCREENED
- CAN BE REFINISHED
- COST EFFECTIVE
- NO MESS
- LESS TOOLS REQUIRED
- INSTALL BELOW GRADE LEVEL
- INSTALL OVER TILE
- INSTALL OVER CONCRETE