Lauzon Hardwood Flooring and Why We Love It
Updated: Jul 19
Lauzon Hardwood Floor
You are a proud homeowner in Vancouver and you are looking to renovate your home and you're looking for quality Canadian-made hardwood flooring. You may be wondering, what is Lauzon hardwood flooring? Is it worth installing in my home? What are the benefits of this finely crafted wood? Well, you have come to the right place. I will be explaining everything you need to know about Lauzon hardwood flooring to better help you decide with purchasing your next hardwood floor.
What is Lauzon Hardwood Flooring?
Lauzon hardwood flooring is a Canadian-made family business born in 1985. The company is the top leader in supplying customers with premium hardwood flooring and known for being a greener brand as well. Lauzon hardwood flooring is one of the finer, high-end types of flooring, as it is resilient and naturally comfortable. In addition, Lauzon hardwood flooring is an environmentally friendly type of hardwood flooring. As a hardwood flooring enterprise, employees had to learn to incorporate reasonable and sustainable stewardship practices through recycling and reusing. As they say, “Green isn’t just a color at Lauzon, it’s part of our value system.”
The company also offers a variety of both solid and engineered hardwood so the customer can customize the width and even thickness to their likings.
Lauzon hardwood flooring is also known for its special patented finish which other floorings do not offer. Lauzon hardwood flooring has two popular unique features: There is the Titanium Finish and the Pure Genius feature.
Lauzon Flooring and Their Finish
Lauzon is famous for their Titanium Finish that provides dynamic flex ability to absorb heavy impact without cracking and it provides great protection against any scuffing and chipping. Cracks in hardwood flooring finishes tend to allow water to leak in which could cause major stains, however, the technology within the Titanium finish protects the floor from that. Other finishes, such as the standard aluminide oxide finishes, do not offer that same guaranteed protection as the Titanium finish.
Unlike other finishes that tend to show signs of wear over time, the Titanium finish is made with superior anti-wear properties. This helps your floors age nicely while maintaining a beautiful luster for years to come. Heavy foot traffic can cause a floor to appear less beautiful, but the Titanium finish protects the floor from looking worn and used.
When installing hardwood flooring, guaranteed durability is an important feature. When you make the investment, you want to know that your floor will not weaken or become damaged with heavy foot traffic. That is exactly what the Titanium Finish can guarantee. Lauzon offers a warranty of up to 35 years to guarantee that what you chose continues to look as good as you expect.
Sunlight and even artificial light can cause floors to yellow over time. During the manufacturing process of Lauzon hardwood flooring, Sunshield protection is applied to both the wood and to the Titanium finish. This exclusive Sunshield technology will protect your floor from any yellowing damage caused by both natural and artificial light, and it will minimize the harmful effects of the sun.
This formaldehyde-free finish is also known for being crystal clear, enhancing the natural shine of the wood, and adding to the beauty of your home. Other standard finishes consist of aluminum oxide which can develop a more dull appearance, however, the Titanium finish offers enhanced luster and a beautifully clear and clean look.
The Titanium finish uses an advanced antimicrobial treatment. This treatment is used to help prevent the growth of bacteria and fungi. Limiting the growth of bacteria and fungi helps keep your home healthier and your family and pets safer.
Purification with Pure Genius
As great as the finish already sounds, it gets even better when paired with the advanced air-purifying feature of Pure Genius. Pure genius (which will be discussed in further detail below) is the light-activated air-purifier feature made of titanium dioxide, cleansing the air in your home to create a healthier living environment.
In conclusion, the Titanium finish is one of the best anti-scratch hardwood flooring options available on the market and it is the only finish that uses titanium oxide rather than aluminum oxide. Although it can be expensive costing around at about $6 per square foot, this finish gives your floor a beautiful look and it proves to be a great investment adding value to your home.
Did you know that we take around 20,000 breaths a day and that the air we breathe indoors is five to ten times more polluted than what we breathe outside? You may be thinking to yourself how unhealthy that sounds, well, the Pure Genius feature is the best solution to improve your indoor air quality.
What is Pure Genius?
Pure Genius is a light-activated, air-purifying built-in feature made of titanium dioxide which is included in Lauzon’s Titanium floor finish.
How does it work?
The air purifying agent is activated from both natural or artificial light which then activates the titanium oxide of Pure Genius setting the feature in motion.
Triggered by air circulation
Air circulation is simply the only contributing factor for the toxic contaminants in the air to come in contact with the active Pure Genius nanoparticles. Even just a fan in the room is enough to trigger the air cleansing feature.
Pure Genius contains active nanoparticles that are used to help filter the air providing a cleaner, healthier air quality. The nanoparticles in Pure Genius decompose toxic contaminants in the environment and convert them into harmless water and carbon dioxide molecules making the air you breathe in your home healthier.
Benefits of Pure Genius
It is the only air purifying hardwood in the world!
Makes the air in your home up to 85% purer.
The air becomes cleaner and healthier, reducing symptoms of allergies and asthma.
Reduces stubborn odors including cooking, smoke, and pet odor.
Decomposes up to 99.6% of bacteria, viruses, and mold.
Cleanses the air and creates a better, healthier living environment in your home.
As you can see, the features and technology of Pure Genius are pretty amazing. While it takes six months for the feature to be fully activated, once it is ready, it lasts forever. The quality that sets the Pure Genius feature apart from other flooring options, is the benefit it affords your home by purifying the air. No other company offers this exclusive feature. If you are looking to install hardwood flooring in Vancouver I hope you consider Lauzon hardwood flooring and all it has to offer to the value of your home and your quality of life.
Lauzon essential collection provides affordability without compromising quality when it comes to North American hardwoods.
Warranty: 25 Years
The Ambiance Collection is designed to enhance any room with its diversity of colors, grains, and finishes.
Warranty: 30 Years
For unmatched beauty in hardwood flooring, the Designer Collection with its range of unique floors will appeal to the most demanding aesthetic taste. Whether you want a floor with traditional or historic cachet or one that is ultramodern, the Designer Collection offers an extraordinary collection of beautiful domestic and exotic woods that will enhance any décor.
Warranty: 35 Years
Milled from a single piece of wood, solid hardwood flooring is a natural product that reacts to fluctuations in temperature and moisture by expansion and contraction. Therefore, we recommend that solid hardwood is only used in areas where there is little moisture, to reduce the risk of the floor suffering as a result of these conditions. For this reason, solid hardwood isn’t advised for basements, given the high levels of moisture below grade. The method of installing solid hardwood is by nailing it to plywood subfloors. Solid hardwood comes in various widths but it is always 3/4" thick and can be typically sanded up to three times based on industry standards. Sanding and refinishing hardwood floors is a technical and time-consuming procedure where you'd have to open up the wood grains properly. With the interior design trends moving towards wider planks and the manufacturers improving their anti-scratch finishes, this old-school practice is slowly getting phased out with its limitations, especially on the West Coast.
Engineered hardwood flooring
Engineered hardwood flooring is constructed from a solid wood top layer that is attached to a core of several wood layers (or plies), which have been stacked and glued together under pressure. Engineered hardwood is designed to be a lot more stable when it comes to expansions and contractions due to temperature and humidity changes over time. It's worth mentioning that the thickness of the top wear layer in engineered hardwood is not the only indication of quality. Factors such as the type and strength of the finish, anti-scratch coating, or the engineered core construction can easily be overlooked. Engineered hardwood can still be stapled on plywood subfloors similar to solid hardwood if needed. However, what makes them special is the fact that they can also be glued or floated on concrete subfloors. This allows the ability to use hardwood flooring in condos, basements, or applications that we traditionally are not allowed to.
Herringbone hardwood flooring is a type of engineered hardwood. The boards are installed in a diagonal pattern, a herringbone pattern to be exact. It is an extremely popular type of flooring that has been featured in numerous magazines and on numerous television shows.
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