Hardwood Types: Naturale Elegance offers hardwood flooring options made from hickory and maple, both of which are sourced locally in the USA. These two hardwood options are known for their long-term durability and resistance to wear and tear.
Engineered Base Layers: The base layers in Naturale Elegance’s engineered flooring are made from eucalyptus veneers. Eucalyptus is a strong and stable hardwood that is also sustainable and eco-friendly. This tree is one of the fastest growing on earth and is twice as hard as oak.
Quality of Materials: Naturale Elegance uses cold press glue and veneers to adhere their flooring, which results in a low VOC content and cleaner air quality. This process meets or exceeds CARB II requirements for air quality.
Type of Cut: The Naturale Elegance line of flooring features slice cut planks, which are known for their stability and environmental friendliness. Slice cut flooring results in less waste and offers solid performance throughout the life of the floor.
Aluminum Oxide Finish: The Aluminum Oxide finish offered by Naturale Elegance is known for its strength and resistance to yellowing, unlike oiled finishes. This finish is also one of the strongest on the market and is nearly impossible to wear off.
Naturale Elegance flooring can be installed using a variety of methods, including nail down, full trowel glue, or floating. For the best results, the company recommends using a glue assist for a full glue down installation. The use of glue can help ensure that the floor is solid and minimizes the risk of noise from hollow spots. The 5-8″ boards in particular benefit from this glue assist to achieve the desired results. To use the glue assist method, you can apply horizontal lines or a wave pattern under each board to secure it in place and reduce noise. A full glue down installation fully secures the flooring to the ground and eliminates noise, but it may make repairs or replacements more difficult.