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Hardwood vs. Laminate; the eternal struggle for supremacy in the modern home

As any homeowner will know, installing real hardwood floors over laminate can raise the overall value of your home considerably. However, hardwood flooring is far more expensive overall, and has a tendency to wear more quickly. This quick guide aims to explain the pros and cons of both hardwood flooring and laminate, and hopefully will make your decision between the two much easier. […]

July 26th, 2016|Flooring Materials|

Species, Colours, Styles and More: The Hardwood Varieties

When buying hardwood flooring, much more than merely colour of the wood should be considered. Any buyer should take time to think about the kind of hardwood they are going to be installing, as they will want the wood to last long, not show signs of wear, and look great for many years to come. Before buying, consider the density, hardness, availability and how the wood species will perform in the area you are flooring. As every species of wood had its own properties, and stains are available to change the colour of the wood, always know what you are buying before you do. In this article we will explain the differences between some of the most popular species of wood used for hardwood flooring here in Canada. […]

July 26th, 2016|Flooring Materials|