29 September, 2013

Commercial Flooring

We had some damage to kitchen floor which homeowners insurance is covering cost to replace. Flooring company just out with samples of engineered hardwood, but after she left I notice it says commercial flooring on the sample board. What is the difference between commercial and residential engineered hardwood? This is Armstrong, Beckford plank. After speaking to others on the web, I found the answer. Commercial grade means that a particular product was made strong enough to be installed in commercial buildings. Because foot traffic is so much higher in commercial buildings, flooring made for these types of situations needs to be much more durable than hardwood that you would normally install in your home. If you were to install a residential product in a commercial building the warranty would be null and void. You are perfectly fine installing a commercial hardwood in your home. What you should know ,however, is that insurance companies will only give you enough money to replace "like-kind and quality" That means the adjuster will determine the grade of hardwood you originally had and only give you enough money for the same grade of hardwood.


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  1. Mandy Johnson September 27, 2013 at 5:05 am #
    Commercial flooring is usually much more heavy-duty (and expensive) than residential flooring.