Nydree Flooring comes from the name of a historic horse farm in the picturesque Albemarle County Virginia near the childhood home of Nydree owner, Barry Brubaker. The farm is unlike any other in its beauty and the type of race horses bred there for many years.
The high performance of the race horses and unmatched beauty of the area are synonymous with the performance and beauty in each Nydree wood floor.
Out of our four corporate values, Honesty and Integrity may be the most important. While we know we make the toughest wood floor in the world, we are careful not to position it in applications for which it is not suited. These are the hallmarks of a company built to outlast any design trend or economic cycle.
Many manufacturers have equipment that forces them to produce as few SKUs as possible and sell as much of each SKU as possible. While that process works well for commodity product manufacturers, our approach is to create wood flooring products that designers really want (not what they are forced to use). We let the design community dictate what we produce so their voice is heard.
Because of the people-centric aspect of every successful company, we are intentional about being accountable to one another. We believe accountability is founded on transparency – that's why we run our business on a proven management model where everyone in the organization has specific goals and responsibilities. We believe each person has accountabilities instead of titles.
We’ve spent decades building a product and a company of unwavering quality. We only hire craftsmen, and we show them we are honored to have them work for us. Many of our employees have been with us across generations. Today, we remain committed to using superior materials, skilled craftsmen, precise tools, rich colors and masterful technique.
What is Acrylic Infused Wood Flooring?
Acrylic infused is unlike any other wood flooring. Our product is real wood with the added strength of acrylic infused throughout the top layer resulting in a product that is 300% more durable than standard wood flooring. Our proprietary technology allows our flooring to be used in some of the most prominent high traffic projects in the world. Our engineered construction uses 7 plies of marine grade Baltic Birch, glued with marine grade adhesive, topped with a 1/10" thick acrylic infused wood wear layer.
Acrylic infused wood is made from natural wood that is infused with acrylic resin for a stronger, tougher floor. We invented the process in 1963 and continue to perfect it. See the below illustrations for a look at our patented manufacturing process.
The Nydree Manufacturing Process
Kiln-dried hardwood veneer is loaded and sealed within a container. A vacuum is pulled on the container to remove the air entrapped within the wood’s pore structure
Liquid acrylic plastic (methyl methacrylate), which contains dyes, crosslinker and heat-activated catalyst, then fills the container. The container is pressurized, forcing the liquid acrylic into the pore structure of the wood. This is the infusion process.
Depressurized & Drained
The container is de-pressurized and the excess liquid is drained off to be recycled.
Exposed to heat
The container, filled with wood holding liquid acrylic within its pore structure, is exposed to heat.
As a result of this exposure to heat, the catalyst is activated whereas the liquid acrylic has hardened to a solid plastic within the pore structure of the wood. The cured plastic is very similar to Plexiglas®.
Why are Nydree Flooring products designed to last?
Nydree hardwoods are up to 300% harder than natural hardwood. Nydree softwoods are up to 300% harder than natural softwood and harder than natural hardwoods. Nydree hardwoods have up to 300% more indentation resistance than natural hardwood.
Industry's Best Finish
Our Pedestrian 2.0 Benzophenone free finish is rated at over 4,000 tabers for unmatched wear resistance. Independent tests show our finish surpasses all other wood flooring finishes when it comes to scratch and wear resistance.
Our 1/10" thick wear layer uses 1/6 of the virgin wood per square foot of area compared to conventional 3/4" thick strip flooring. Our flooring is FSC® and FloorScore Certified.
Our engineered construction means less expansion and contraction movement than conventional 3/4" strip flooring.
Nydree flooring can be used above, at or below grade. It can be glued to concrete or wood subfloors; stapled or nailed to wood subfloors. Call us for assistance.
Lower Life Cycle Costs
Compared to natural wood flooring, terrazzo, or commercial sheet vinyl, Nydree products are significantly less expensive to own over the life of the installation. Contact your Nydree Flooring Sales Professional for details!
Wear Layer Warranty
Nydree acrylic impregnated flooring products are warranted against wear-out of the wear surface for the lifetime of the original installation.
In order to understand the value that comes with every Nydree product, first there must be an understanding of What Engineered Wood Floors.
According to the National Wood Flooring Association: "Engineered wood floors are real wood floors that are manufactured using multiple layers of different wood veneers. The sub layers can be of the same species or of different species. The grain of each layer runs in different directions, which makes it very stable. This means that the wood will expand and contract less than solid wood flooring during fluctuations in humidity and temperature. The top layer of engineered wood flooring consists of high-quality wood. While this type of flooring can be sanded and finished, it cannot be done as many times as solid wood flooring."
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Nydree Flooring is a fast-paced and innovative wood flooring manufacturer producing the world's most sought after commercial wood flooring. We are constantly seeking the best and brightest professionals to join our team. If you are interested in an opportunity with Nydree Flooring please send your resume and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.