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Solid vs. engineered hardwood flooring Vancouver: Which is right for your home?

Vancouver’s wet climate can be a challenge for hardwood floors. When installing in entrance ways, basements and other high traffic areas it is important to choose a style that can handle all the dirt, salt and water that gets tracked in. We pinned solid hardwoods against engineered to compare what flooring type is best suited…
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5 ways to prepare your home for hardwood flooring installation

Having your flooring replaced can be a big undertaking for reasons you would expect. Not only will your current flooring need to be pulled out and disposed of, but new flooring installation can turn your home into a construction zone. Adding hardwood flooring to your home increases the value of your home and gives warmth…
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Tile or hardwood in the kitchen: Which is better?

There is no doubt that the kitchen is the room in your house that takes on the most wear and tear. Spills, dropped pots and utensils, food that boils over, crafts time, and tons of foot traffic mean you need kitchen flooring that can keep up with all the action. When choosing the right flooring…
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Hardwood vs. Carpet: Basement edition

Basements aren’t the dingy, cold storage spaces with low ceilings they once were. Instead, basements are now one of the most multipurpose spaces in your home. The majority of new homes built in Vancouver and Burnaby are well-insulated, partially above-ground spaces, to be used as anything your heart desires. This begs the question: What kind…
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What your flooring says about you

Taking your lifestyle into consideration when selecting flooring is so important! Living in Vancouver offers unique opportunities for adventure and fun! Whether you’re hiking in the mountains every day or just want a safe place for the kids to play when it rains, you need flooring that keeps up with your lifestyle! Below are four…
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Should I refinish my hardwood floors?

Hardwood floors are an awesome investment, adding value and warmth to your home in the short term, as well as for resale. But eventually, they may need to be refinished. Most floors age like a fine wine, making it hard to know exactly when it is time to give them a little TLC. To take…
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This is why the pallet flooring trend on Pinterest is NOT a good idea

Is pallet flooring a good idea? Turn to Pinterest and you will see a multitude of lovely photos of DIY pallet flooring. Truly, it looks wonderful. But is it a viable DIY flooring option for your Vancouver or Richmond home? The theory behind pallet flooring Pallet flooring seems like a great idea. Generally, wood pallets…
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Hardwood vs. Carpet: Home office edition

  Do you have a home office or den? What’s the best type of flooring for that type of room? Today’s article follows last month’s hardwood versus carpet challenge, where we looked at which is better for your bedroom. But the rules are different in a den or office.   What’s the best type of…
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The 5 best winter care tips for hardwood floors in Vancouver

Love your hardwood floors? Hardwood is beautiful, warm and luxurious. But your hardwood floors can take a beating during winter – especially with this wet and snowy weather we’ve had in Vancouver so far! Best way to care for hardwood in winter is with a good defence. Preparing your floors for winter weather is the…