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How important is the wear layer thickness on engineered wooden flooring? I am considering some "Florence laquered light Oak" flooring from a large UK outlet but there are a number of comments on the web site relating to the 2mm wear layer.
I can afford a higher quality flooring but I am struggling to find anywhere else doing the colour and style that I want.
 
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It is really a "sanding " layer. The surface will go long before you have worn 2mm off.

It tells you how many times it can be saned before you sand through the top layer.
 
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Also consider the finish of the flooring, if it is Lacquered or Oiled and what quality products they are finishing with. Good quality finishes can add years of life to any flooring.

Anyone selling these products should be able to give these details.

Good Luck
 
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The wear layer does affect the hardness, but for domestic situations of light wear it generally doesn't matter to much if it is only 2mm.
 
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I did the flooring a bit of a disservice, the layer is actually 2.5mm! The flooring is for light domestic use so I am not too worried. In all honesty, when the day comes that it needs sanding, I would probably be ready for a change anyway. It is floating, lock together flooring so it would be easy enough to lift.
 
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Can't understand why you are having problems with your decision to replace or restore your wooden flooring. You have two choices, new wood floor or wood floor restoration.

Wood floor sanding is less expensive, the newly sanded floor can be stained to your preferred colour, and it will look like it has just been laid if your wood flooring contractor is experienced.

Alternatively, if cost was not an important consideration - you could rip-up the old floorboards, and lay a completely new wood floor.

Good luck with the project.

Bob
 
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