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Cork Flooring: Vancouver’s Sustainable Choice

For a long time, Cork had a low reputation due to usage of low quality materials, but over the years, it has made a comeback as advances in manufacturing have made care and maintenance easier than before. Cork Flooring provides a unique statement as it offers the perfect flooring solution for music lovers, people with pets and for customers who want the Eco – friendly option. Long before its fame as a flooring material, cork was an essential tool for various functions. Be it in sealing bottles or aiding fishermen with their floats, cork’s versatility was well-established. Its transformation as

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Tile & Stone

Ceramic Tile and Stone Flooring: The Comprehensive Guide to Making the Right Choice

When it comes to home renovation or new construction projects, choosing the right flooring material is a significant decision that impacts both aesthetics and functionality. Ceramic tile and stone flooring have become exceedingly popular options, widely utilized in both residential and commercial settings. This comprehensive guide aims to delve into the various aspects, including the advantages and disadvantages of these flooring options, to help you make an informed choice. Why Ceramic Tile and Stone Flooring are Popular Choices in Residential and Commercial Properties Whether it’s for their durability, ease of maintenance, or aesthetic appeal, ceramic tile and stone flooring have

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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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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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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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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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How to Clean Carpet on Stairs

How to Clean Carpet on Stairs: The Secret to Making Your Carpet Look New Again

Wall to wall carpeting is one of the most popular flooring choices for many homes. Not only does it look great, but a fully carpeted floor absorbs noise, softens footfalls and also insulates your home from the cold – many carpets are great at retaining heat. This goes double for carpet on stairs. Especially in a busy home, carpet for your stairs will muffle the sound of traffic up and down the stairs, and will provide padding in the event of a fall – great for children and the elderly. Many carpets are a fantastic choice for those with allergy

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How to Make Laminate Floors Shine

How to Make Laminate Floors Shine – Achieving an Attractive Finish Under the Right Conditions

Homeowners usually opt to install laminate flooring because of its low cost, durability, and lower maintenance needs. Laminate costs a fraction of what you would spend on hardwood floors, and modern laminate flooring imitates hardwood surprisingly well. If you looked at your choices and chose laminate, odds are you’re happy with your choice. However, many owners of laminate flooring encounter the same issue. After a few months, their floor begins to lose its new shine and clean appearance. Trying to fix the issue by mopping, they soon find that their floor looks even worse – sticky and streaky. Laminate flooring

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