Being highly skilled and detailed oriented, makes all the difference in a professional flooring installation. Depending on the structure and subfloor of your home there may be different methods of installation available to you. Engineered Hardwood can be installed as floating, glue down or staple down method. We are happy to assess and discuss with you the pros and cons of these installation options and advise you of the best option based on the product you are using along with any construction requirements.
All types of hardwood floors have unmatched natural beauty and go with any décor — modern, traditional, country, or any other décor. We don’t recommend adding hardwood to kitchens, bathrooms or basements do to the potential issues with liquids. There are better choices for flooring in areas susceptible to moisture.
Solid hardwood flooring is all wood and comes 5/8 to 3/4 inches thick. Because it’s solid wood, it can be sanded and refinished many times. The best hardwood floors are made from wood species which are very hard such as oak, maple, birch, cherry and bamboo. Other specialty flooring such as walnut, ash and mahogany are beautiful options. When installing solid hardwood flooring we recommend installing ¾” fir plywood as a subfloor to properly secure the hardwood flooring.
Engineered hardwood flooring is a veneer of real wood glued to several layers of wood underneath, like plywood. This gives engineered wood excellent stability over time and makes it a good choice for any area of your home, including below-grade basements. This flooring floats on the surface of the subfloor. Cork flooring is another option which is an engineering type of flooring. Cork provides a very comfortable surface for walking on and comes in many different colours to match any décor.
We always ensure proper preparation, including subfloor levelling if required, and installation of any required underlayment to ensure the best possible Installation results.