It is very easy to confuse engineered flooring with laminate floors, but between them are important differences. The main difference is that while laminate floors are made of synthetic materials bonded with vulcanized fibber, engineered flooring are plywood with a wooden cover. Although both have a similar appearance, at Vancouver Mouldings and Floors we will tell you the essential differences between engineered and laminate flooring. Read More
Choosing the right colors for laminate flooring in Vancouver
Flooring is an important element in home design and the color of flooring is one of main factors that you need to decide before working on other aspects of your home design. Choosing the right colors for laminate flooring in Vancouver can be a challenge as colors mainly determine the mood of your interior. Therefore it is essential to pick the right color combinations that work best for your home renovation project. Read More
Flooring is an important element in kitchen design and it may be a challenge to select the most suitable flooring which is long lasting, durable and also within the budget that you have set for your kitchen project. How about installing laminate flooring for kitchen in Vancouver? We will explore the factors for consideration and answer some questions that you may have about of using laminate flooring for your kitchen. Read More
It can be a challenge to design your home and trying to incorporate the ideas that you have in mind to create the perfect dream home in Vancouver. Using engineered flooring in home design simplifies the design process and the versatility allows you to create different looks for each section of the house that will suit the different members.
Here are some essential information that you should know about engineered flooring before you made the decision to use engineered flooring for your home design. Read More
Wondering if you can use engineered flooring for your basement in Vancouver? Perhaps you’re thinking about redoing the flooring for your basement or maybe you’re considering engineered flooring for your home. But now you’re asking yourself: Can you use engineered flooring for your basement?
Well, the short answer is yes. But let us tell you more.
There are different materials that you can choose for your basement floor and it all really depends on what type of room you want your basement to be, though there are other things that you need to take into consideration.
Basements tend to be the most humid part of your house because moist air tends to sink to the lowest part of any home, even your own home. When the humid air come in contact with a concrete floor, which is usually cooler, condensation occurs. Because of this, traditional hardwood flooring should really not be used for basements.
Fortunately, engineered flooring is a better option than hardwood flooring for a basement. This is because it’s far more resistant to moisture than hardwood due to the layers within engineered flooring. These layers help resist movement.
Engineered flooring also won’t warp easily the way hardwood does when there’s a shift in temperature in your home.
Another good thing about engineered flooring is that your flooring won’t be as cold as tile, for example.
Before you get out there and purchase your engineered flooring, however, you need to make sure that your basement floor is smooth and leveled. If not, you would need to take some steps to even out your floor. An uneven floor can damage your new flooring.
Do you have further questions about engineered flooring? Are you thinking of using engineered flooring for another part of your house in Vancouver? You can see our selection of engineered flooring or you can email us your question. Send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You’ve installed your engineered flooring in your Vancouver home! Now it’s just a matter of caring for your flooring. Follow these tips for maintaining Engineered flooring.
Be careful of spills
Take care to clean spills as soon as possible. Though engineered flooring may not have a solid core like a hardwoord floor, both types of flooring are the same in that whatever liquid that was spilled will seep between the boards. This will cause the boards to expand and morph the edges. It can also create spots. Read More
If you are getting ready to add flooring to your new building, and would love that beautiful wooden finish, then you have to pick engineered flooring – Vancouver as a city has made a consensus. While at first, it may seem logical to just say “oh, I want wood flooring, so I’m just going to pick hardwood flooring”, but let us tell you why that’s a bad idea. Read More
Deciding whether or not to do a home renovation can be a daunting task, especially if you don’t know where to start. With materials and labour costing more and more each year, the Canadian government has proposed a tax credit to help make the home renovation process a little easier on the pocket book. Read More
A Brief History of Laminate flooring
Laminate Flooring has come a long way since it was first brought to market in 1977 as a cheaper alternative to the high cost of real hardwood flooring. Laminate flooring has become more durable than real hardwood floors as it uses multiple layers of Medium Density Fiberboard (MFD) bonded together using high pressure and heat. The top or “wear layer” of the Laminate Flooring which covers the printed design element is made from Melamine Resin. This gives Laminate Flooring the ability to resist scratches, scuff marks, dents and stains while maintaining a high quality design element. Read More