Looking to install hardwood flooring in your home?
Then it will be smart of you to get acquainted with the flooring industry jargon before investing. There are terms that people often use to appear knowledgeable, but sometimes they are actually meaningful.
If you have ever spoken to any hardwood flooring professional (or read any hardwood flooring blogs), you probably have heard of the phrase “screen and recoat”. Even if you have not, you should. This is one of the most well-hidden secrets Read more [...]
If you are looking for a long-lasting wood flooring for your home in Toronto, then your obvious choice should be a material that is naturally hard. But just choosing a hardwood species is not going to cut it since their level of hardness is different for each species. Knowing the hardness of the material can give you a better idea of whether your new floor will withstand the impact of time.
In this post, we are going to tell you about the ways to measure the hardness of different wood species, Read more [...]
Hardwood flooring is an asset which adds to the resale value of your home which is why you must not compromise on the quality or the installation. Many homeowners make major mistakes when they try out DIY ventures which compromises the quality of the finish. One may have to redo the entire flooring because of such mistakes which leads to additional costs and labour.
This post highlights the common mistakes that one often makes and how they can be avoided.
Misjudgment regarding hardwood species Read more [...]
When planning to install hardwood flooring, you must make sure that you’re doing everything right. This is because you’ll be investing a lot of your time and money into it. Besides the quality of the hardwood that you purchase, the installation procedure is a crucial factor you need to focus on if you want to achieve long-term high performance and an excellent look for your floor.
Moisture damage is a major concern in most residential and commercial spaces. If moisture seeps up into the hardwood Read more [...]
A lot of seniors suffer from limited mobility, meaning they are prone to falls. Therefore, when it comes to choosing residential flooring for senior citizens, safety and ease of maintenance are two major factors to consider. The flooring material should be soft to reduce the risk of injuries to joints and bones in case of slipping or falling.
In this blog post, we’ll review some popular flooring options that are safe and suitable for senior citizens.
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It rarely matters whether your house is old or new, hardwood floors need refinishing otherwise they end up looking bad. Like any other flooring, hardwood also experiences a lot of foot traffic. Replacing them can often be expensive, and carpeting hides their beauty. When people don’t sand their hardwood floors, they miss out on a huge opportunity to refresh the look of their homes and offices. Professional help and a little floor polish for wood can do wonders and bring life to the dull and aged Read more [...]
Bamboo is a perfectly green substitute to wood flooring and has captured the imagination of homeowners and architects alike. Hard woods like oak take 120 years to grow but bamboo will grow in 3 years and it even regenerates on its own. No need to replant it. With a minimal need for fertilization, bamboo grows in various parts of the tropical world, and is sourced to different countries. This makes bamboo one of the most environmentally friendly flooring options for your home.
One of the benefits Read more [...]
Wooden floors look simple awesome, lending an air of elegance and sophistication to a home. However, maintaining the rich look of wooden flooring can be quite challenging. At the same time you avoid cleaning the floors because doing so will ruin the look and texture over a period of time. This makes it important to know and master certain basic ways to clean the flooring. Here we share a comprehensive list of Do’s and Don’ts if for this kind of flooring.
Engineered hardwood flooring is very hard to differentiate from solid hardwood flooring once installed. Made from multiple layers of hardwood, each of which is bonded by adhesive under tremendous heat and pressure, engineered hardwood can with stand much more than hardwood. There are some advantages that engineered hardwood enjoys over solid wood, and in this blog post we will try to determine which the better option of the two is.
There are certain areas of the house, where we would recommend Read more [...]