FAQ for Engineered Hardwood
Fuzion engineered hardwood products can be installed over hydronic radiant heat systems only. However, Hickory, Maple and Acacia species cannot. Please confirm this information with your local Fuzion engineered hardwood retailer before purchase or review the corresponding warranty, installation and maintenance information for each individual Fuzion flooring product.
Engineered Hardwood flooring is an extremely popular choice among homeowners. Here’s why;
• Fuzion offers a wide variety of engineered hardwood species and colours found only in nature from all over the world. Our engineered hardwood products are engineered to ensure reasonable prices while also providing the added benefits of withstanding humidity and moisture better than solid engineered hardwood.
• Engineered hardwood floors are easy to keep clean and maintain.
•Engineered Hardwood flooring immediately enhances the appeal of your living space. Should you decide to sell, engineered hardwood maintains, if not, increases the overall value of your home.
• Engineered Hardwood is hypoallergenic which means there is no hidden dust or harmful allergens lurking within. It’s ideal for those with allergies or other respiratory health concerns.
• Engineered Hardwood can also improve the acoustics of your home. It reduces echoing, vibrations and other noises that can often occur.
Arguably the greatest feature of Engineered Hardwood is that no two planks are alike. It is a natural product that occurs in nature and for that reason some variation is to be expected. Although we make every effort to ensure the closest comparison to all of our retail samples, it is recommended to inspect cartons of product prior to purchase/installation. If for any reason, the colour and variation is not what is expected, the product should be returned, and a new selection made. Please refer to our product variation ratings on our product page for an indicator (low, moderate, strong, intense).
The relative humidity levels in your home should be kept between 35-55% for engineered hardwood. Household temperature should also be kept between 16-27 Celsius (60-80 Fahrenheit). This will help prevent issues such as cupping, gapping, crowning and cracking noises in your floor.
We highly recommend that engineered hardwood be acclimated to indoor room conditions at least 72 hours prior to installation. This will ensure temperature and humidity levels arrive at the ideal conditions necessary for avoiding excessive gapping, warping or cupping. Stacking the cartons in short piles with sufficient airflow around each will ensure the appropriate air flow required to achieve acclimation.