Paradise Flooring is the only distributor in Hawaii to carry Inovar Laminate. Inovar is the only laminate flooring product that uses tropical hardwoods for its core. Other laminates use softwood fibers such as pine that can absorb up to 28% of moisture or more. Whereas Inovar laminates absorb less than 10% of moisture making it the MOST Water-Resistant Laminate. Inovar laminates are manufactured with a heavy Aluminum Oxide coating that protects the flooring against scuffs, scratches and wear.
Engineered wood flooring is built using a plywood substrate with a real hardwood layer on the top surface. The core consists of three to ten layers of wood (called plies) that are glued together. This multi-ply structure gives engineered wood superior stability, greater than solid wood, which minimizes concerns associated with shrinking and expanding when temperature and humidity change. Engineered wood can be installed below ground level making it a great choice for finished basements.
Solid wood flooring is 100% hardwood milled from lumber. As a natural material, hardwood reacts to changes in its environment, like moisture and extreme temperatures, which cause solid wood to shrink or expand. All solid hardwood can be sanded and refinished if needed over the years. Solid hardwood is not recommended for installation below ground level or in bathrooms.
Vinyl is carefully crafted to bring you the highest quality product that performs even in areas with extreme moisture such as bathrooms. The Top layer is a protective layer that helps resist scratches and scuffing while adding UV inhibitors that help with direct sunlight. The Protective Wear Layer adds additional durability and helps protect against tears and indentations. The 3rd layer is the printed visual that offers your realistic design pattern of wood, stone, slate or ceramic tile. Lastly, the bottom layer is for structural strength & durability while providing dimensional stability.