Anderson Tuftex Hardwood Review

Anderson Tuftex Hardwood Flooring Review

A Guide To The Design and Style

Anyone who has been in the hardwood flooring industry in the last 20 years, knows Anderson Hardwood Flooring.  Since being bought out by Shaw Industries, the Anderson hardwood company has been coupled with the Tuftex carpet name to form Anderson Tuftex.  It easy to see that Shaw is marrying 2 name brands together to build momentum.  And why wouldn't they.  Both Tuftex and Anderson have incredible products.  In this layout, we will only visit the hardwood side, and will refer to Anderson Tuftex as Anderson or Anderson Flooring.

When you walk in a store, or get a sample of flooring, it doesn't take long to decipher the good from the bad.  Weight and texture play an important roll in shopping for hardwood flooring.  When you enter into a store, you can easily pick out the best products by the design of the display and location of them.  If going into a store that carries Anderson Flooring, the store should have that display front and center.  What makes Anderson so different from other brands.  There are 3 aspects of Anderson that we will talk about today, Quality, Design Texture and Design Color.


Does the quality of hardwood flooring matter from brand to brand?  I mean, a hardwood is a hardwood.  This may relatively correct when referring to solid hardwood flooring, but engineered hardwood is gaining more steam because it's so versatile.  Most all of Anderson's hardwood is engineered.  You can find more information on engineered hardwood here.  When using hardwood flooring in a house, the stability of the floor is key.  Too much moisture, or too little moisture can make a piece of hardwood go crazy.  Thats why Anderson uses engineered hardwood in their line.  They know that the flooring will be more useful and stable before, during and after an install.  Since engineered hardwood is just a veneer of real hardwood adhered to plywood, its important that the adhesive is firm, that the plys are accurately displaced, and that the tongue and groove are cut precisely.  Anderson does this a perfect manner, giving ease to the minds of consumers.  They should know that when they install Anderson Flooring, the structure is designed to last a lifetime.  Thats why they offer a lifetime structural warranty.

The wear warranty is important to note when describing quality flooring.  Typically the higher the years of the warranty, the better the product.  Most Anderson hardwood carries a 50 year warranty.  The finish they use, or the top coat, is the deciding factor in the warranty timeframe.  Since it is a "wear" warranty, and the finish is on top, then we can conclude the better the finish the longer it will last ideally.  For the longest time, Anderson has been using an aluminum oxide finish, which you can learn more about here.  Aluminum oxide is the best finish in the industry.


Texture is definitely something that brings awareness to products.  If you visit an Anderson display, you can tell there's something different about their.  They are spending an incredible amount of time and resources in the design of their flooring.  Most all of Anderson Tuftex's products have a texture that you can fell with your hand.  Back in the 2000s, hand-scraped hardwood flooring exploded in the flooring industry.  Guess who was right in the middle of producing such marvelous products?  Anderson.  They created a product line called Virginia Vintage that was designed to mimic hand crafted floors produced back in the 1900s.  They were the pioneers of textured hardwood flooring.  Anderson still hasn't stopped producing magnificently engineered textures.  They have several variations of handscraped flooring, along with saw-mark patterns, wire-brushing, and sculpted. They completely changed the landscape and continue to do so each year.  Anderson Tuftex is known for setting the stage for desirable products year after year. 


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