analysis of compatibility - the 3 layers, 14.5 mm thick, prefinished engineered
hardwoodflooring strip versus the solid unfinished border (or medallions) inlays.
The hardwood floor border or wood floor border / parquet border shown in the
left side of the image is manufactured to a 10 mm thickness. These inlays
(borders or medallions) are made of pieces of hardwoods glued together to
form a certain pattern and it is built solid (top-to-bottom made from a
single piece of solid hardwood). This inlays are naturally compatible with
the solid hardwood flooring or with the parquet flooring. Our borders and
medallions inlays are delivered as unfinished (no finish whatsoever applied
to the surface). The installation of the hardwood flooring or parquet
flooring the inlays are complementing is done the traditional way: glue
In the right side of the image we have a 3 layers
prefinished engineered hardwood flooring strip with a 14.5 mm (3/5 in.)
thickness and a 136 mm width (cca. 5 1/3 in). This type of hardwood flooring
is composed from a sandwich of three layers: a core of softwood in the
middle transversally arranged, at the top a 3,5 mm (0,13 in.) layer made of
Oak, in the middle there is a core of softwood arranged transversally on the
top layer wood fiber direction - this accouns for 9,5 mm (cca. 2/5 in.), at
the botton a layer of softwood cca. 2 mm thick. This flooring comes
factory prefinished (with a layer of factory-applied urethane/lacquer).
Installation of this type of engineered hardwood flooring with inlays is not
feasible especially for reasons of the thickness of the top layer which is
too thin and will most probably allow just one remake during its entire life. Conclusion: incompatible with the inlays.