Kahrs Cherry 2 Strip Linnea Floor- Pets??


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Old 09-12-06, 08:16 PM
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Lightbulb Kahrs Cherry 2 Strip Linnea Floor- Pets??

We are getting the Kahrs Cherry 2 strip Linnea flooring installed in our house recentely.

Does anyone know if we are able to have cats on this flooring- as in cats with back claws. I don't know if this floor scratches easily.

Unfortuntely we picked this flooring to get installed without knowing much about it. All I know is its not real wood but looks like it for half the cost.

Can any pro's out there help me???
 
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Old 09-14-06, 01:43 PM
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you've had it installed recently? or you're getting it installed soon?

how is it that you've chosen a flooring that you know nothing about?

if it tell you it scratches like crazy, can you take it back or change your mind & pick another one??

i'm not sure what you've got/are getting, but it sounds like laminate flooring, if it looks like wood but isn't & costs 1/2 as much. what you'll have is a substrate with a paper thin picture (image) of wood glued onto that, and a very durable teflon type clear finish on top, that's usually very easy to clean & should hold up well. the down side is, it's NOT wood and can never be refinished or polyurethaned or sanded or refinished in any way. but individual planks can theoretically be removed & replaced if damaged. wipe up water/spills immediately as water can get into the seams & swell the planks, resulting in bowing & gaps & chipping & floor failure.
 
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They've already been installed. We just saw that they were installed this weekend. I looked up the information on this flooring and it says:

Coverage: 25.403 S/FT
Piece(s): 10 per Box
Length: 48.25 Inch (1225 MM)
Thickness: 0.292 Inch (7 MM)
Width: 7.625 Inch (193 MM)
Weight: 35.3 lbs.
Construction: Engineered
Design: Longstrip
Finish: Silk Matte
Species: American Cherry a.k.a. Cherry
Janka Rating: 950 psi
SurfaceType: Semi-gloss
Edges: Square
Ends: Square
Warranty*: 15 Years Residential
Instructions: Click Here
Install Type: No-Glue
Usage: Residential


What do you think? Thanks for the help.
 
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Old 09-14-06, 02:03 PM
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nope, not laminate

hmmmm........i looked it up too, and it said:

"Top layer of real wood veneer which is slice cut- not peeled. This gives the floor durability and a traditional random-strip look. Middle layer of High Density Fiberboard (HDF). This makes Linnea more durable and dent-resistant than most other thin floors. Woodloc milling is an added benefit when choosing a Linnea floor. Bottom layer of natural wood veneer allows the floor to perform flawlessly in a variety of climates and environments."

"engineered cherry"..........sounds like real wood to me! if it is, congratulations!!! not SOLID wood, but Engineered wood. instead of one solid piece of wood, you've got several layers glued together, with a top layer of real wood (not a picture of wood). it's actually more stable than solid wood (less prone to expanding & contracting & warping). it can be refinished, although not as many times as solid - maybe a couple times. it's prefinished, so you've got a polyurethane finish. easy care. never use wax or oily stuff on it. only water & vinegar. very little water. damp mop. and the finish is.....semi gloss or matte?? if it's matte (not super shiny) then scratches won't be as obvious.

i wouldn't think back claws on a house cat would be that much of a problem anyway.....?
 

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Old 09-14-06, 04:01 PM
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Annette- thank you so much for this information!! I guess the cats get to stay with us then he he
 
 

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