Why Cross Engineered and Never Solid
As you know, solid timber is strong. Now cross-engineering technology is making solid timbers even stronger.
We see two main challenges with solid wood: Its instability with movement and the amount of timber that is wasted by producing solid flooring. Because solid timber floors are prone to cupping and warping after being installed, especially when wider boards are used, we wouldn’t be able to offer our customers the security of warranting the floor if we were to go down the path of solid wood. We would also have to install a mix of long and short boards, which distracts from the greater aesthetics of standard length boards. In addition to that, by selecting out all the premium grade material and not having a use for the rest, the timber that gets left over is just turned into woodchips.