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Hardwood Flooring In Vaughan

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Hardwood Flooring VaughanIf you want to install hardwood flooring in your home, it pays to choose an installer who is familiar with the different housing throughout the city.

While any installer can put a new floor in just about any home, choosing a local company who knows the local homes and, perhaps more importantly, the techniques used by the builders and devlopers who constructed the communities, can save time and money.

Many people feel Vaughan is a relatively new community, but a look at the range of housing shows that this is not the case. From century homes in Streetsville, to post-war bungalows in Cooksville and ultra-modern condominiums near the city, Vaughan has a wide variety of all types of housing.

But choosing the right supplier means being able to recognize the signs of a good service, and that depends somewhat on whether you want a new floor or to refinish the old one.

New installation - Here are a few good things to know about new hardwood flooring installations before researching installers:

  • New hardwood should always be allowed to "acclimatize" to your home before installation. The wood can expand or contract slightly based on the atmosphere in your home. If it is installed too quickly, it may change size following installation and cause warping and spacing
  • The subfloor must be properly prepared. This is where a deeper understanding of local homes can be valuable as an expereinced installer will have a good idea of issues to look out for based on previous experience with similar homes in the community.
  • Make sure a new layer of building paper is added over the sub-floor to make it draft-tight.
  • You have a choice of hardwood. You can select from a wide variety of species, stains and finishes. Cost, colour and ease of maintenance are important considerations
  • Floor Refinishing - A more economical and less time-consuming option to a new installation is to refinish your exisitng floors to a like-new condition. Before you choose a refinisher, it’s good to know that the process begins with assessing the old floor and making any needed repairs. The floor should then sanded, stained or left in the wood’s natural colour, and finished with either a polyurethane or water-based coating. You can choose a different coloutr stain than what was on the previous floor, which can change the look of the entire room.

Get expert advice about the different hardwood flooring in Vaughan by calling Robar today at 416-822-6184 or contact us.

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Samples of hardwood flooring installation

There are many options and possibilities when it comes to hardwood flooring installation. Few of the most common types include:

All of the above are either nailed or glued down on top of existing sub-floor. In condominiums or commercial properties where sub-floor consists of concrete, plywood is applied on top of the slab in order to allow for nailing of the floor. All glued down floors can be directly applied on top of the concrete. See diagrams below outlining different floor types, installation techniques as well as examples of transition and finishing trims commonly used.