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What Is the Cost to Install Hardwood Floors? Hardwood Floor Installation Cost

When it comes to hardwood flooring installation, the investment is well worth it. The unique ambiance, comfort, tactile experience, and aesthetic appeal that hardwood floors bring to your home make every penny spent worthwhile. However, it’s crucial to ensure that the cost remains reasonable. In this article, we will delve into what constitutes a reasonable cost, considering various components such as hardwood flooring, additional materials and accessories, labour installation rates, and related services costs. Hardwood Flooring Installation Cost A variety of hardwood flooring options are available to match your budget and preferences. The cost for these materials can range from

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Hardwood Floor Resurfacing VS Refinishing

Hardwood Floor Resurfacing vs Refinishing: Which One is Right for You?

When it comes to renovating your home, there are many decisions to make, and one of them is how to spruce up your hardwood floors. Over time, your hardwood floors can become dull and worn out. But fear not, you have options to breathe new life into your floors. Two common options are hardwood floor resurfacing and refinishing. In this article, we’ll explore the differences between hardwood floor resurfacing and refinishing and help you determine which option is right for you. What is Hardwood Floor Resurfacing? If you’re looking to restore your hardwood floors without completely replacing them, resurfacing is

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How to Choose Hardwood Floor

How to Choose Hardwood Floors in Vancouver

Deciding to install hardwood floors is often motivated by the unmatched durability, natural beauty, and eco-friendliness of this flooring option. With so many advantages, it’s no surprise that many people opt for hardwood floors. However, choosing the right hardwood flooring for your Vancouver home can be challenging, given the wide array of products available. While the installation process requires some level of expertise, the first hurdle is selecting the right hardwood material. Factors to consider include the type of wood, the thickness of the planks, the grade of the wood, the finish, and the colour. You should also think about

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Types of Laminate Flooring

Laminate Flooring 101: Understanding the Different Types of Laminate

If you’re considering installing laminate flooring in your home, you’re not alone. Laminate flooring has become a popular choice for homeowners due to its durability, affordability, and versatility. However, with so many different types of laminate flooring on the market, it can be challenging to know which one is right for your home. In this guide, we’ll explore the various types of laminate flooring and help you make an informed decision. What is Laminate Flooring? Laminate flooring is a type of flooring that consists of a wood composite core covered with a decorative layer and a wear layer. The decorative

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Choosing Flooring

What to Consider When Choosing Flooring: Popular Flooring Options

When it comes to choosing flooring for your home, there are many things to consider. The primary factors to consider are the type of flooring, cost, and installation. The type of flooring is important because the material will determine its durability and care requirements. Popular types include hardwood, laminate, tile, vinyl plank, and carpet. Each has its own benefits and drawbacks when it comes to cost, maintenance and longevity. Cost is a major factor when selecting flooring as different materials have varying price points. You also need to factor in installation costs if this isn’t something you can do yourself.

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Modern Cork Flooring

Modern Cork Flooring – A Sustainable Alternative to Other Floors

Cork flooring is a type of sustainable and eco-friendly flooring made from the bark of cork oak trees. The bark is harvested every 9-12 years without damaging the tree, making it a renewable resource. Cork flooring provides excellent insulation properties and is naturally resistant to moisture, mould, mildew, and insects. It can be installed in various types of spaces such as homes, offices, and commercial buildings due to its durability and versatility. Cork floors come in different patterns, colours, and textures that provide a unique look to any space. They are easy to clean and maintain using simple methods such

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How to Prevent Laminate Floors From Buckling

Buckled Laminate Flooring: How to Prevent Laminate Floors from Buckling

What Is Laminate Floor Buckling? Laminate floor buckling is an uneven appearance caused by planks lifting and splitting. This can be a very unsightly problem, resulting in raised ridges on affected laminate floors. A variety of factors, including moisture, temperature changes, and improper installation can cause it. Moisture and water damage are the most common causes of buckling, as they can cause the planks to swell and lift up from the subfloor. Temperature changes can also cause buckling due to the expansion and contraction of the laminate planks. An improper installation such as not allowing for proper acclimation or not

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Types of Subfloor

How to Select the Right Type of Subfloor Material

One must not confuse the subfloor with the underlayment, which is utilized as the base for the completed flooring. The subfloor is an integral part of any floor construction. It serves as a continuous structural level, covering either joists or a cement slab, thereby furnishing the essential base to the finished floor. Wood-frame flooring is fitted over an unbroken subfloor that covers the floor joists. In homes built on a slab-on-grade foundation, the subfloor is often simply the concrete slab. No matter what type of subfloor material you choose, it is important to ensure that it is properly installed and

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How to Clean Engineered Hardwood

Cleaning Engineered Hardwood Floors Is as Easy as 1-2-3: What You Should Know About It

Engineered hardwood is an extremely popular flooring choice, and for good reason. While having the same appearance as regular hardwood, engineered wood products are cheaper, have better resistance to moisture and can even have superior acoustics. An engineered hardwood installation is usually much easier than a solid hardwood installation of the same size. If you have engineered hardwood floors in your home, you might be wondering about the best way to keep them clean and looking their best. If so, read on as we walk you through some engineered hardwood homecare tips. When It’s Time To Clean Engineered Hardwood It’s

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Best Underlayment for Vinyl Flooring

How to Choose the Best Underlayment for Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl flooring, especially Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP) is one of the most popular products on the market today. Not only does it give a good imitation for hardwood planks, but it’s affordable, resistant to moisture, and with a click-lock product easy to install even as a DIY product. However, there’s one important detail many homeowners overlook in their vinyl floor installations – underlayment. While some resources claim it as “optional”, most experts agree that underlay for vinyl is a vital part of a good installation. In this post, we’ll discuss why you shouldn’t skip the underlayment for vinyl plank flooring,

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