Acrylic Impregnated Wood Flooring by Nydree Floors
Just this morning I looked around at the worn oak floors of our refurbished Colorado miner’s cabin and thought to myself, “these floors could really use a good full-thickness acrylic impregnation.” It’s an exaggeration to say so, but it’s true that in the instant I learned of Nydree plank style wood-acrylic hybrid flooring, my mind traveled similar terrain. For if the former owners had shown such forethought, I wouldn’t be staring at so many spots rubbed clean.
Acrylic Impregnated Wood Floor. Manufactured by Nydree Flooring.
Nydree Floors Offer an Excellent Synthesis of Durability and Style
Admittedly, given the mountain atmosphere, the worn floors have a certain cache, but I’d rather they be smoothly respelendant and of elegant sheen, as are any floors owing their origins to Nydree. The company patented their acrylic impregnation process back in the 60s. Since then, Nydree has been the industry standard for wood floors that last for lifetimes.
The great thing about a Nydree floor is that it offers all the perks of real wood without the shortcomings. Among the latter I’d list high maintenance costs and a narrow window between re-finishings. Nydree puts the kabosh on those issues by hybridizing real wood with liquid acrylic: “our real wood wear layer is completely impregnated with acrylic resin for a stronger, tougher floor. So unlike residential grade wood flooring, our color is not applied just to the surface, but throughout the entire thickness of the wear layer.”
Nydree Floors come in about any shade and grade you could conjure up. The manufacturer offers 13 different woods—including stunners like radiata pine, red oak, and Arican mahogany. They also feature reclaimed woods for a rustic look. All Nydree floors have a base layer of marine-grade FSC certified Baltic Birch plywood, assuring excellent dimensional stability and high resistance to cupping and warping. Finish options include a durable and slip-resistant aluminum oxide topcoat.
About the Manufacturer: The opening image on the website of flooring specifier Nydree Flooring is a cross-section of a typical plank. But there’s more to this seemingly mundane cut-away than meets the eye. As elucidated by Nydree’s helpful diagram, the liquid-acrylic impregnation process fills the wood’s open cells with this transparent and exceptionally durable material, thus creating a floor that’s “300 percent more durable than standard engineered wood flooring.” Nydree’s product offering is vast. They “impregnate” more than 13 different varieties of wood, in untold color combinations and multiple widths.