Weather or not, pointSIX revolutionizes flooring.
- Patented tapered-edge technology
- In lab tests, reduced edge swell to 0.01 inches – about the thickness of a sheet of paper
- Eliminates the need for sanding
- Snug, secure fit with an easy to install tongue-and-groove profile
- Proven in 14-day flood test
- Lifetime guarantee against delamination
PointSIX Durastrand Flooring benefits for builders are real and remarkable. Not only does pointSIX Durastrand Flooring hold the line on edge swell, it completely eliminates the hassle and expense of sanding. It also features a precise tongue-and-groove profile for a secure fit and is APA-approved for structural integrity. And its enhanced OSB recipe features a proprietary blend of resins and waxes for additional moisture resistance as well as dimensional stability.
To prove its commitment, Ainsworth offers the most confident warranties in the building industry: pointSIX Durastrand Flooring carries a 1-Year No Sand guarantee and is guaranteed against delamination for life.
Cost more? No. Work better? Yes. End of story.
The proof: 14-day flood test. PointSIX has been extensively researched and tested in Ainsworth facilities. One rigorous test involved flooding pointSIX floor panels with water for 14 days, simulating severe wet jobsite conditions. The result: after two weeks of flooding pointSIX Flooring dried out firm and flat, successfully containing edge swell to just 0.01 inches—not much more than a sheet of paper.
No one—not homeowners, not builders, nor dealers whose profits and credibility are on the line—wants their flooring panels to swell. And yet, pointSIX Durastrand Flooring is the first-ever solution engineered to address the challenge head-on. PointSIX tapered-edge technology addresses the challenge head-on by milling off a thin layer of surface wood along all four panel edges. With moisture, the wood fibers expand to essentially “fill up to flush” the micro-taper milled into the panel. The resulting reduction in edge swell is dramatic: in laboratory tests pointSIX outperformed competitive flooring two-to-one.
Offer your builders flooring that makes their lives easier (no sanding!), homeowners happier, and that stays firm, true and flat over time. Then watch how a slight taper can have the opposite effect on your sales.
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Ainsworth’s innovative tapered-edge technology is new, but it’s backed by over five years of research, development and testing. In one rigorous flood test, pointSIX Durastrand Flooring outperformed comparable premium products two-to-one, successfully containing edge swell to just 0.01 inches—not much more than a sheet of paper.
So not only does it offer builders superlative confidence against edge swell, pointSIX Durastrand Flooring completely eliminates the hassle and expense of sanding. And it’s backed by an unprecedented lifetime delamination guarantee.
For homebuyers, pointSIX Durastrand Flooring yields a strong, stiff engineered floor that feels solid underfoot— a true mark of quality. It’s what belongs in higher end, custom homes.
Specify the distinctive purple-edge flooring that scores big points with builders and homeowners alike, pointSIX Durastrand Flooring.