There are many choices to be made when you are in charge of installing
hardwood floors at your place of residence or business. If you are
considering them, for example, you'll have to choose between solid or
engineered wood floors and between unfinished floors or finished floors.
You may not be aware of a new option that has hit the market. The acrylic impregnated wood floor is the new entrant into the market, but it hasn't yet caught a wave of popularity.The first question you have is probably about where the acrylic impregnated wood floor derives its peculiar name. The acrylic impregnated coloring is where the term "impregnated" originates. In other words, it means the color is impregnated in the board. Or, in simplest terms, the color is infused with the sealant into the floor panels to give them a unique, permanent coloring.While engineered hardwood floors have gained much acclaim for their resistance to humidity damage, acrylic impregnated panels go far beyond these floors in their humidity damage resistance. In fact, these acrylic panels are quite sturdy in every way. They are made to be naturally resistant to scratching. And, when scratches do occur, the way the coloring has been done prevents them from being as obvious as they would normally be in a hardwood floor.Unfinished wood floors can still be acrylic impregnated! This is very good news for many people. Instead of applying finish and then waxing, staining, and buffing your floor, you can simply inject the acrylic monomers into the wood of your unfinished floor. This will create the beautiful look already discussed. It will also make it stronger and more resistant to damage.So far, this type of flooring has only really begun to catch on in commercial buildings. Much of this can be attributed to the fact that many commercial buildings go for years with unfinished wood floors before the decision is made to revamp the floors by finishing them. The advantages of acrylic impregnation in recent years have led many of these commercial buildings to have their floors impregnated rather than finished.More and more newer commercial buildings are being built with an acrylic wood floors. Likewise, but at a much slower rate, these floors are gaining traction in the building of new upscale homes. These floors hold up extremely well in large rooms that undergo a lot of daily abuse.The downside, as you may have guessed, is that these acrylic impregnated floors are still rather expensive. Since most finished ones are sturdy enough to last for decades of regular use, many people are happy going with the traditional hardwood floors at a much lower cost.