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Care and maintenance of your floor.

Solid hardwood floors are the easiest of all floor surfaces to keep clean and looking new. Solid hardwood is truly the floor for a lifetime.

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Are Solid wood floors difficult to maintain and clean?

No – the pre-finished floor contains multiple layers of a UV-cured polyurethane. This gives the floor a tough, durable and smooth finish which is very easy to maintain. However you must never damp mop a solid wood floor – water and wood do not mix. There are a number of products now available which are

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What is Floating Flooring?

Floating flooring is where the flooring is laid down over a layer of underlay. The individual planks are glued together, and they are not glued or nailed in to the permanent floor. By doing this the floor is “floating” above the underlay – this is the standard installation method for laminate flooring and is not

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Which installation method is best?

The method used for your hardwood installation will depend upon the type of product you have chosen, where the flooring will be installed and the type of subfloor. Nail down, glue down & floating are the three type of installation. For instance, if you are remodelling your kitchen, some products can be “floated” over most

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Which rooms can I install solid wood flooring?

Solid wood is suitable for any room except the bathroom. You must also consider whether the floor will be on, above or below-grade (in general terms this is the floor level. Above grade is above ground, below grade is below ground – (i.e. in a basement). Due to potential moisture problems, solid wood is not

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Which solid wood should I choose?

Other than the walls, the floor represents the largest expanse of colour or pattern in a room. It should complement the surroundings already present in the room.

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Is there a type of hardwood that is more durable than others?

There is very little difference in durability and the choice really comes down to aesthetics and your own personal choice.

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Can Solid wood be installed on stairs?

Yes, although it can be slippery, so think about your own environment before deciding (ie. Young children, pets)

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Can Solid wood be installed over linoleum?

Yes – providing the linoleum remains tightly glued to the original sub floor.

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Is Solid wood flooring suitable for use with Radiant heat under floor heating systems?

So long as the tubes do not touch the wood this should be okay. A laminated underlay vapour barrier should be used between the concrete and the floor.

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