In the past, shopping for hardwood floors was complicated. Clients were bombarded with grades that varied from supplier to supplier. People felt as though they needed a PhD to understand the technical information of wood flooring.

Renovating your home can be an exciting, pleasant and rewarding process. That is, if you take the time to plan your project carefully. So whether you are making modest changes in one room or fully transforming your dream home, make sure to following these tips to ensure the success of your project.

Design shows on TV might lead you to believe that you can complete a dramatic interior makeover in three days — or even in just one night. However, in reality, anything worth doing needs time to be done right. Renovating a single small bathroom can easily take three…

There are many step involved in purchasing and installing hardwood flooring for your condo that are usually not a factor when installing for your home.

Here are a few things that need to be considered with your condo that you wouldn’t consider with your standard home:

  • Access into the security gates if there is one
  • Available parking spot and access for delivery of your hardwood flooring
  • Timing of the delivery needs to be known to provide access to the elevators for the delivery team
  • It’s important to book enough time (and include some flex room) when scheduling the delivery of…

When choosing a specific colour for your hardwood flooring it can be a daunting task.

With so many stains, finishes and styles of wood flooring this may be the most difficult part when it comes to it. Once it’s down there’s no going back… or is there?

The natural beauty of wood is that it is a reusable product, hence where reclaimed wood flooring comes from. For the most part, the majority of flooring laid is manufactured and new when sold. It can come either finished or unfinished. You may have a rough idea in terms of a dark, light…

Choosing between types of flooring is no easy feat with all the options available today. It’s not simply a matter of choosing the flooring that you think will best suit a Toronto home, Instead, you’ll need to think about factors like wear and tear, traffic, moisture and even issues like floors that flex as you move over them. Here are some hardwood flooring options that will show you how to choose flooring for your project!

1. Dark Floors

Dark wood floors can be incredibly elegant and sophisticated, bringing richness and polish to a space. But when paired with the wrong furnishings and colors…

If you own a beautiful cedar staircase, here’s how to make sure it will last for many years.

Protect the Surface: Consider laying a runner rug down the length of the staircase to protect the wood from scuff marks, especially on the vertical rises where people often bump their feet.

Be Mindful: Consider removing your shoes while using the stairs, and be especially careful when carrying liquids.

Spot Treat: Cedar is naturally resistant to rot and warping, but don’t put it to the test. Clean up and dry spills right away.

Protect: Don’t let raw, unfinished…

One of the most popular and attractive flooring options in the home is hardwood. What do new home buyers look at… Kitchen, bathroom and flooring. Whether you are looking to just enjoy the comfort of your home or you are looking to get top dollar on the sale of your home. Spend the time and money on a good quality hardwood flooring throughout your home. It will benefit you greatly.

Unlike some of its competitors, there are a plethora of hardwood flooring types to choose from, ranging from ash to Walnut. …

“Your price is too high,” “XYZ company offered it for much cheaper,” or “This is outside of our budget”? Sometimes it’s true and it really is outside of your limited (and in some cases, unrealistic) budget, but homes and floors do cost money, and if you are in the game for a new floor, we have to have this conversation.

Make sure you are always comparing apples to apples. More so, you are comparing the exact same product, and we don’t mean just hard maple to hard maple. Manufacturers don’t sell to the public, they sell through distributors. So that…

Hardwood floors are both beautiful and becoming more and more popular. Thank God the era of the shag carpet is over! What also is on the way out are tiles and vinyl stickers that are glued to the floor in a lot of older homes. As time passes, wood floors are becoming more incorporated into every room of the house. This can be seen in many home decor magazines as well as online websites and social media platforms. So what rooms are transitioning into hardwood flooring?

Hardwood Floors in the Kitchen

By far one of the most popular living areas inside your home, the kitchen

Here is what you need to know.

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At the Hardwood Flooring Store we think any time is a great time to install hardwood floors. There is no “wrong” time to have a hardwood floor installed. But there are a few things about summertime that make it even more ideal and convenient for homeowners.

A lot of us have a little extra time on our hands so this might be the perfect time to start your new floor project. Please consult our DIY page to more tips and tricks to getting the floor done right.

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Eric Anderson

Eric is a blog writer for the Hardwood Flooring Store and has a vast knowledge of the hardwood flooring industry.

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