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
When you have pets, accidents can happen at any time. You may like the look of a hardwood floor but it may not be able to withstand the enthusiasm of your beloved pet. That’s why the best flooring for pet owners is laminate flooring.
There’s no question that laminate flooring is the best wood flooring for pet owners. It’s highly durable—far more so than your average wood floor. Ordinary wood flooring tend to cost more, despite not being as durable, which means that it will be very expensive to repair—or more likely, replace—wood flooring. 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: email@example.com.
Acclimate Your Laminate Flooring in Vancouver
Laminate flooring is made out of multiple layers of wood by-products that are merged together. Because of this, laminate flooring expands and contracts depending on the humidity in the surrounding area. This means that the flooring needs to acclimate to the conditions in the room. Read More
It’s easy enough to think that the preparation for laminate flooring installation in your Vancouver home will take no time at all. However, one of the main things that you should check before the installation is whether or not the surface of the subfloor is even.
It’s important to note that the surface on which you will install your laminate flooring needs to be totally flat. If the surface is uneven, the laminate flooring will bend to the shape of the surface underneath. Read More
Someone unfamiliar with flooring might be wondering, what exactly is flooring underlayment? Well, it’s basically a layer between the flooring of your choice and the subfloor. Let’s put it this way: it acts as a filling between, for example, your laminate flooring and your subfloor. It is also considered one of the most important parts of floor installation. Read More
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
So you’ve decided on laminate flooring as your solution for your home. However, you’re unsure about your transition mouldings and the types of transitions that you may need. We can help you with that! 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