What is 2-Layer Engineered Wood Flooring?
2 Layer Engineered Wood Flooring is the perfect blend between using real natural wood and simple luxury. The top layer of Engineered Wood Flooring is made from only selected high quality hardwoods, such as Teak, Oak, Merbau and Doussie at 3-4 mm thickness. The bottom layer is made from well-chosen multi-layer cross grain Plywood, which will help reduced future shrinkage. It will be further applied with 7 layers of UV Lacquer to enhance durability by machines from Italy, which is renowned for its aesthetic appearance.
What is 3-Layer Engineered Wood Flooring?
3-Layer Engineered Wood Flooring is produced from natural woods through modern processes with latest technology resulting in very high product quality but also at a low cost of production while maintaining the enduring and natural senses of natural woods. Panake has taken great care in selecting finest materials, especially the top layer, such as Teak, Oak, Merbau and Doussie with a minimum thickness of around 3-4 mm. The middle layer is made from Hevea with a standard of at least 8-9 mm thickness. The bottom layer is made from natural Veneer that has 2 mm thickness. Its purposes are to prevent any bending and strengthen the base of Engineered Wood Flooring and applied them through color-coated process by machines from Italy, which is renowned for its aesthetic appearance. Moreover, Panake also strengthen the durability of our products by coating 7 layers of UV Lacquer.
What is Heat Treatment?
Heat treatment is a process to improve wood quality in terms of biologically and chemically properties by using steam and high temperature. The process started with the removal of humidity in the wooden structure by baking at 100-130 C. When the desired humidity had been achieved the temperature will be increased further up to 185 C. or higher for 2-3 hours. Then, they will be cool down by applying water sprinkle which will increase the level of wood humidity to 4-7%.
The benefit of the Heat Treatment
The benefit of the Heat Treatment is a reduction in wood swelling and shrinkage, due to lower level of wood humidity compared with natural woods. Besides, Heat Treatment also improves the durability and color hue of the woods and well as reducing the weight of the wood. Furthermore, it extends the woods life as it diluted the natural wood decay process. In addition the process is a green process free from any toxic or pollution.