Huh?Florcraft said:It shouldn't be any different of an install as any other wood.
Rest assured, Brazilian Cherry is one of the less stable woods used for flooring. NWFA has charts that will pretty much corralate the relationship between density and stability.Teetorbilt said:Marco, may want to take a physics class. Denser materials expand/contract LESS than lighter materials.
Other than that, I agree with most of what you say.
I have sold both and installed plenty of Kahrs. Generally, Hartco has been a lower grade brand, but looking at the specs, Valenza doesn't look bad. Same wear layer with 10 plys. Bevel edges is a big negative. In the past, I have been a big fan of Kahrs and on warranty issues, they have come through in fine fashion. I have even installed some Kahrs in my own home. It seems they have changed some of their specs for the worse tho.slehman said:We are looking at Kahrs strip or mega strip & Hartco Valenza. Nails won’t be a problem - both are glue down engineered . We like the hardness factor of the Brazilian cherry (jatoba), but didn’t know how dark it became over time. What we have seen so far looks acceptable. The Hartco Velenza has a very hard finish with a 3 yr. commercial finish warranty along with the 25 year finish warranty. For whatever these warranties are worth. Has anyone installed either of these products?
For me its a big negative. Most customers I talk to mention the dirt collection qualities of any groove. In fairness the 'micro' is the smallest, but it also frames each board and detracts from the look. If you are not concerned about the plys, I would heartily recommend the Kahrs. I too like the finish. Follow their specs and you can rely on their warranty. How old is your slab and have you done a moisture test?slehman said:We live in Houston. I know what you're thinking, but we have good drainage around the house and everything is fine in that reguard. We're up a little higher than the houses aroud us. The Kahas only has the wear layer and the spruce layer, but I like the finish - it has a good feel to it.
The Hartco is 5/8 and 10 ply, so it is sturdy, but it has that slick urithane look and feel to it. As far as the micro bevel, how big of a deal is that?