It is the gap in the wood found running lengthwise through the annual growth rings. Checking can naturally be found in our Heritage and Rustic grades and is not considered a manufacturing defect.
Superior Flooring does not sell directly to the public, but we have 150 dealers across Canada and United States who carry our product and are more than willing to help you pick out your new hardwood.
Wood is a hygroscopic material, which means it always contains water. It is constantly exchanging water vapour with the ambient air, picking it up when humidity is high, and giving it off when it is low. As such the relative humidity levels should be kept between 35-50% for solid, and 30-65% for engineered. Household temperature should also be kept between 60-80 Fahrenheit (16-27 Celsius). This will help prevent issues such as gapping, cupping, crowning, and crackling/noisy floors.
Our finish is 100% reactive which means that there are virtually no volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) emitted from the finish during the application process or afterwards. The finish material is also free of formaldehyde, isocyanate or other hazardous air pollutants. Our coatings are cured by UV light and are therefore 100% reactive which means that they don’t contribute significantly to ground level air pollution like common spray applications with organic solvent coatings.
The glue used in our manufacturing process is a hot melt glue and does not contain formaldehyde or measurable amounts of volatile organic compounds (VOC’s).