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The mesmerizing grain of this sustainable timber has long been a Cali customer favorite, and now comes in engineered click-lock options for more dimensionally-stable flooring. True to the Cali mission, the new styles feature an extra-durable Fossilized top layer over a ‘green-to-the-core’ plywood foundation.
In response to customer demand, Cali has added two new Eucalyptus styles to its Eco-Engineered flooring collection. Engineered planks are frequently a strategic choice, with a layered construction that makes them more dimensionally stable, and therefore better suited for high moisture environments like kitchens, bathrooms, and basements.
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The new plank styles measure 48 inches long, 5 19/32 inches wide, and 15/32 of an inch thick. A 2mm thick top wear layer of Fossilized eucalyptus adheres to a 8.5mm thick core of eucalyptus plywood and a 1.5mm stabilizing eucalyptus base. The full engineered collection is available direct from Cali, various flooring dealers across the country, Lowe’s Home Improvement stores, and Lowes.com.
What’s the deal with Eucalyptus?
Cali Eucalyptus flooring is made using the same Fossilized manufacturing process that has resulted in the World’s Hardest Floors. Harder, denser flooring delivers better protection against large pets, furniture, and everyday damage. Planks are also protected by a 13 Coat Durability Sealing System, helping to reduce damage from pet claws, high heels, and other forms of wear and tear. Both the finish and the flooring itself are backed by a 50-year residential warranty and a 15-year commercial warranty.
Eucalyptus trees are some of the fastest growing plants on Earth and a great raw material source for strong, eco-friendly flooring. Trees can reach full height in as little as 14 years and can then be harvested without harming the plant or surrounding environment. The trimmed segments simply regrow in place, preventing habitat degradation and erosion. Eucalyptus trees need little water to thrive and grow globally in almost any climate, which reduces water consumption and transportation requirements.
One-of-a-Kind Wood Grain
True, Eucalyptus flooring is ultra strong and sustainable, but what grabs most customers is its incredibly unique look. A bold, swirling wood grain makes the perfect statement, and rich colors turn up the luxury in any setting. The Fossilized process yields unique patterns, similar to exotic tigerwood. Flooring is available in two color options — Natural and Mocha, which uses a heating process to enhance the wood’s darker tones.
As with all Cali products, the new Eucalyptus floors utilize only top quality raw materials and adhesives, ensuring planks are non-toxic and completely safe for the home with low VOCs.
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