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Solid hardwood floors are available in various dimensions and styles. Each plank is made of solid wood, and is milled from a single piece of timber.
Due to the natural characteristics of wood, hardwood flooring has many limitations. Wood expands and contracts because of moisture and temperature fluctuation, putting dimensional restrictions to solid wood floors.
Normally, boards that exceed 5″ x 3/4″ can compromise the flooring’s structure. Some manufacturers create wider boards by using proprietary milling techniques.
Take note that no standard size performs well in every environment. For modern construction projects, wood floors should not be installed directly on top of concrete.
Go to our store today to learn more about our selection of high-standard hardwood flooring. Our hardwood floors are ideal for residential and commercial applications.
The Benefits of Hardwood
For centuries, wood has been used as a flooring material due to its durability and aesthetic appeal. Wood floors, when maintained properly, can last for 100 years or more. Other floor coverings, such as vinyl or carpet, wear out and need to be replaced over time.
Coziness and Warmth
Hardwood is naturally warm, so it is pleasant to walk on. Unlike other floor materials, wood holds in heat, making it an excellent insulator.
Hardwood flooring is a great choice for anyone who has allergies. Authentic wood floors do not trap soil, dust, animal dander, or other allergens. Wood floors also prevent pollen and mould from thriving.
Hardwood floors only need to be swept and mopped once in a while. However, wood flooring can be refinished to keep it spotless.
Increased Property Value
If you want to improve the look and value of your home or apartment, hardwood flooring is the way to go. When it comes to adding warmth and beauty to interiors, there is no substitute for solid hardwood floors.
Like hardwood flooring, engineered wood is made of 100% genuine wood. It is constructed like with 1/16″ to 1/8″ of finished wood on top and non-finished plywood underneath. The middle layer of plywood is laid diagonally to the finished layer, providing additional strength to the flooring.
Wide Range of Choices
For every type of hardwood, there is an equivalent variant of engineered wood.
- Hickory – rich and hand-scraped, giving homes a timeless appeal
- Oak – inexpensive and looks great in any room
- Maple – has an elegant finish, which is perfect for living and dining rooms, as well as family areas
The top layer of engineered wood is already pre-finished, which means that it is sanded and sealed. You can walk on the floor as soon as it has been laid.
In comparison, unfinished hardwood needs to be sealed. This process has a waiting time before the hardwood can be walked on. However, solid hardwood can also be pre-finished.
Unlike laminate, engineered wood flooring can be sanded after scratches and dings develop.
Limited sanding – engineered flooring cannot be sanded more than 1 to 3 times, depending on the thickness of the finished layer.
Professional sanding – it is very easy to gouge engineered wood floor and reveal the plywood underneath so expert sanding is recommended.
Engineered wood flooring works well in rooms where light moisture might be present. These areas include kitchens, basements, and bathrooms. However, it is not ideal for rooms that are always wet or areas that get flooded.
Since no type of wood flooring is perfect for wet areas, it is best to use tile, vinyl, concrete, or other non-organic materials. With that being said, engineered wood resists moisture better than other wood flooring products.
Unlike solid wood, which needs to be nailed to a wood subfloor, engineered wood can be installed in various ways.
- Nail-down floor – for 3/8″ thick floors, nailing is required to enhance stability
- Glue-down floor –1/2″ thick floors can be nailed down
- Floating floor – the 5/8″ planks are thick enough to act as a floating floor
Enhance the interior look of your home or business with luxurious carpets by Coronet, Mohawk, and Shaw. Our carpets are available in a variety of colours, as well as modern and traditional styles.
Wall-to-wall carpeting can make rooms seem smaller or larger. Also, colours can be used to create illusions. A sweep of light-coloured carpet expands a room, while dark carpeting can make large rooms more intimate.
Easy to Clean and Maintain
A simple wipe with a damp cloth and lukewarm water adds lustre to ceramic and natural stone floors. Diluted window cleaners or all-purpose liquid cleansers are ideal for cleaning ceramic and stone. Soaps are not recommended because they can leave a slippery film on the tile.
Buying a ceramic or stone tile is a sound investment. Unlike other flooring options, tiles retain their beauty and value throughout the years.
Unlike wood or carpet, ceramic tiles are strong by nature. Compared to other surfaces, they are more resistant to dents, nicks, scuffs, and dirt.
Porcelain tiles are known for their exceptional resistance to stains, odours, bacteria, and scratches. They also have a water absorption rate of less than 0.5%, so they can be used to cover floors and walls.
Porcelain tiles are recommended for kitchen and bathroom floors because they are durable and scratch-resistant. In addition, porcelain tiles are dense and hard, making them ideal for high-traffic areas.
We offer numerous colours, textures, and finishes of porcelain flooring. In addition, our porcelain floors can be either unglazed or glazed.
Whether you want a polished marble look or a modern style with smooth textures and clean lines, you can achieve the design you want with our porcelain tiles. You can also imitate the random colours of slate, where no 2 pieces have the same colour.
Laminate and LVP
Laminate is a synthetic flooring product with multiple layers. It is fused together using a lamination process. Laminate floors can simulate wood or stone using a photographic layer under a clear, protective coating.
Laminate flooring has an inner core layer that is typically made of melamine resin and fibreboard materials. Sometimes, there is foam backing to make the installation process easier. Many clients choose laminate because it is durable, stylish, and more affordable than natural floor materials.
There are many laminate flooring manufacturers worldwide, so laminate floors are available in countless colours and styles. This selection continues to expand, leading to the steady growth of the laminate flooring industry.