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Services for floor we offer

Hardwood Flooring


Real hardwood boards. Nailed or stapled over a wood subfloor. Exceptional durability. Classical and timeless beauty

Laminate Flooring


Laminate wood mimics the appearance of typical hardwood floors.
Available in Countless Styles & Designs.
Very Durable Surface.

Engineered wood flooring

Real wood over a hardwood plywood base.
Glued down over concrete or stapled over a wood subfloor.

Hardwood Floor Refinishing and Repair

Repair hardwood floors to remove and replace broken or missing floorboards.
Our sanding and refinishing services will breathe new life into your existing hardwood floors.

Living room, right after the kitchen, which is considered the heart of the house, the second most important room. To spend here most of the time with family and continents,

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for example playing board games, after connecting with books or simply relaxing by reading a book or watching TV. Many of us, and already in some children, like to run in the same socks, that's why when arranging the living room, a very important matter is being watched on the floor. flooring specialist Vancouver We go so smoothly to 5 different finishes. Place No. 1 - the bridge is selected. I do not mean the cheapest market solutions, but higher-end panels, for example from such companies as Balterio, Quick Step, Tarket or Allock, which have aluminum locks.

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The panels of these brands will bring a great guarantee position, it even happens for a lifetime. Most floors, with the offer of presented companies, easily enter into a clean or a kitchen, not just in the so-called § such.

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This is the next item, No. 2; have been used since the dawn of time and I think that they will never be supplanted by other solutions. More and more often we leave the painted floor in favor of an oiled floor, flooring specialist Vancouver which definitely reflects the natural character of wood. Companies that are worth paying attention to in this topic are certainly Parkiet Hajnówka, Barlinek, but also Baltic Wood.

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Wooden floors also include Quick Step, Tarket or Allock Noble. They are the no. 3 proposal. Since the appearance of tiles imitating the wooden panel appeared on the market, not only the surface layer, but also the size, aroused considerable interest and were eagerly used in interior and hallway interiors. You will find them, among others with leading Polish producers, like Paradyż or Tubądzin, hardwood flooring Vancouver but I also recommend looking around among Spanish or Italian tiles in this capacity. This is the No.

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4 item that arouses many negative emotions, due to the associations with vinyl records that appear notoriously in the interiors of the 70's and 80's.

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I remember them perfectly because I myself had such at home and I know how nasty they looked. Not once did I happen to make my clients aware that this is something completely different than what they mean.

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It is an interesting solution also for wet rooms (bathroom type) because it is waterproof.

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It is also an alternative to a quick refreshment of the floor, without a major renovation, because we can apply it to the existing floor hardwood flooring Vancouver. Solution No. 5 is recently used in residential interiors. Until now, it has been considered as a technical floor and used only in public utilities.

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Now it sneaks into our homes often in very original and unique patterns. The Scandinavian style is primarily harmony, functionality, bright, subdued colors and simple forms. Some week ago, just after starting the blog, my cousin wrote to me that she plans laminate flooring Vancouver to make changes in her apartment and wants her to achieve a Scandinavian style in which she fell in love seeing him with her own eyes while in Norway.

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The Scandinavian style is primarily harmony, functionality, bright, subdued colors and simple forms.

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The sofa can be changed, but it can not laminate flooring Vancouver be too bright due to the child; the floor is dark brown; walls in bright colors, possibly one with wallpaper; love especially to the gray color; it is not possible to exchange furniture in beige color with venge; additives in whites. The parquet, which is to serve for many years, should be cycled every now and then. To be able to enjoy the full benefits of such a floor and get a long-lasting effect,

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it is worth using the help of professionals.

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Both the completely new floor, as well as the one that already has its history, can gain an interesting image, perfectly complementing the overall picture of the room.

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Available engineered wood flooring Vancouver varnishes or oils allow to properly protect the floor surface from damage and facilitate its subsequent care. What is worth knowing before the expert is asked to scraper the parquet?

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The price quoted by industry specialists may include both a comprehensive service (multiple scraping and painting) as well as individual elements of the entire process.

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Depending on the degree of damage and exploitation of the floor, as well as the type of wood, various treatments are performed several times.

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Usually, the floor is first ground to remove dirt and unevenness, and only later it is scratched. Similarly with varnishing - for it to be effective, apply several layers of varnish.

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The first one is the thickest, the next one is getting thinner. The final cost of the service should therefore be determined during the "inspection" of the floor and taking into account expectations as to the final effect. The prices of materials are not insignificant. As in many other areas engineered wood flooring Vancouver, also in this case, a slightly higher expenditure may pay off, positively affecting the durability of the floor. Parquet flooring is usually valued at around PLN 20 / m2. The cost of lacquer and its location should be added to this price.

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The apparent saving resulting from the willingness to paint the floor yourself may actually generate additional costs because it is an activity that requires some practice. Between the scraping of the floor and its varnishing, there is often a need to supplement the defects in the floor structure, which is associated with additional hardwood floor refinishing Vancouver materials and work.

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It is worth treating this type of enterprise as a long-term investment that is performed "once and for all". Thanks to this, you can postpone further such work, remaining free from the need to remove furniture and disorganize the daily functioning of the home for several years. This last argument is currently losing in importance, because hardwood floor refinishing Vancouver dust-free scrubbing allows for a much greater purity than the traditionally used methods.

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This treatment should be done after laying a new floor, remembering the expiry of the necessary deadlines. Due to the "work" of the floor, the need to evaporate moisture from the adhesive and adapt the entire structure to the humidity in the room, wait for several weeks.

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For some species of wood it will be a month and a half, for others two. Some investors and specialists decide to scraper the parquet as soon as 14 days after its location, but - if there is time - it is worth to wait longer.

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The number of scrubbing repetitions needed depends on the floor pattern. Industrial parquets hardwood floor repair Vancouver require a four- or five-fold procedure, as opposed to, for example, plank flooring, which is usually cycled three times. The need to carry out the treatment in the case of the floor used is visible deformation of wooden elements, deep scratches and other imperfections, significantly affecting its aesthetics. The departure hardwood floor repair Vancouver of the staves or wiping the shell for raw wood is the "last bell" to take care of your floor. If you do not have any of the symptoms described above, and the last scraping took place earlier than five years ago, it is also worth deciding to work for a specialist. This will avoid higher costs in the event of serious damage and natural damage to the floor. Complete renovation of the floor requires financial Floor installation Vancouver expenses both for the execution of the works included in the service and the purchase of appropriately selected materials.

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At the first meeting, the specialist should Floor installation Vancouver define the range of amounts for which he is able to work professionally and reliably. The prices of materials can be easily checked in online comparison websites and converted to the floor surface.

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How do prices for labor change, however? The reasonable cost is over PLN 30 per m2. Depending on the degree of wear and damage of the floor and the expected final result, it may increase slightly. The amount given concerns the implementation of "average", from which there are many exceptions. An experienced specialist is one who has already done many assignments in his career and has come to work in various conditions. Thanks to this, he can quickly present viny planks Vancouver the scope of required works for a given type of floor and avoid potential errors during their implementation.

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Its initial valuation should be close to the final value of the entire service. If there is a possibility of additional costs, he will inform about this fact at the very beginning of cooperation. A proven contractor will also provide tips on floor maintenance and will offer you, if you have any questions, contact him by phone, where he will provide you with brief information as part of the warranty. Thinking about renovation, certainly more than one person viny planks Vancouver is asking: how much does it cost to scraper old parquet? Considering that the correct implementation of the entire procedure requires a few cuts, filling the cavities and thorough flooring specialist Surrey cleaning of the surface before painting,

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it is known that it is not working for one afternoon. The painting itself also consists of applying several layers of varnish, remembering that the next ones should be thinner than the first one. Dust-free cyclining, allowing for greater cleanliness, costs at least over PLN 20 per m2. Painting usually costs several zlotys per m2. Deciding on a service performed by a specialist, no mistakes are made that have a detrimental effect on aesthetics. One should flooring specialist Surrey also prepare for the necessity of filling cavities and crevices or other minor operations accompanying the whole project. The choice of materials is a matter of great caution and specialist advice.

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Not always the most expensive ones are the best. Those from the bottom shelf can also make a profession. An experienced specialist has already hardwood flooring Surrey tested most of the available materials and can boast of knowing their features that have not been described on the labels (both positive and negative). When our floor has already been covered with a dream parquet or terracotta floor, it's time to complete the visual effect. In this case, white lacquered hardwood flooring Surrey skirting boards will be irreplaceable. Remember that in addition to aesthetic values, the task of the slats is to cover the expansion joints, hide telephone and electrical wires and protect our walls from damage. Pay attention not only to the pattern.

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Looking at the technical angle, the parameters of the slats are important here. Under this link (link to topic about dimensions, etc.) you will find detailed information on what to look for by choosing skirting boards. One of the most valued riches of the Polish laminate flooring Surrey mother of nature is oak wood. Popularity on wood floors owes primarily to its strength and durability. Thanks to the relatively easy availability of this type of wood in our climate, potential laminate flooring Surrey buyers of wooden floors more and more often reach for Quercus Robur (English oak, the most common species from over 200 species of this wood). Oak parquet is hard and exceptionally resistant to abrasion, which allows it to be used in places exposed to heavy use of the floor. Interesting is also the structure of the oak and its graining. It owes its original appearance to clearly outlined rings and knots, which makes it gently and rustic.

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Oak wood by nature has a bright, intense color, occurring in a large number of shades, thanks to which the falling sunlight perfectly brings out its depth of color. Oak wood is a grateful material for natural wooden panels, engineered wood flooring Surrey or parquet floors and solid boards, which allows for a variety of its finishes. The classic character of the floor makes it fit virtually any interior. The oak floor also allows the use of underfloor heating (for underfloor heating, it is recommended to use wood floors with a maximum engineered wood flooring Surrey thickness of 14-15 mm. Oak wood panels, more stable to differences in temperature and humidity, are best suited for this purpose). Acacia is an extremely valuable wood, valued mainly for its high hardness, high strength and stability, especially in the face of humidity changes.

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Among others, it is distinguished by its fragrant properties. Wood is extremely effective during machining. It has a light color, however, subjected to thermal treatment obtains an olive-brown shade, which uniquely combines hardwood floor refinishing Surrey with clearly visible grain. As a result, we get a stylish and elegant material, willingly used for the production of parquet, floor boards and garden furniture. Elegant floors made of acacia will satisfy even the most sophisticated tastes. Merbau is one of the most commonly imported wood floor species hardwood floor refinishing Surrey from south-east Asia. Floor boards of this type of wood delight with their colors, from yellow-brown shades, through red-brown, and ending with an intense brown color, highlighted by golden spots.

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It is the golden spots that appear under the transparent paint and varnish coatings that give an extraordinary visual effect that distinguishes merbau from other species. This wood is eagerly used in elegant rooms hardwood floor repair Surrey, and with its appearance, the merbau tree gives the dignified character in which it is located. Merbau and modern equipment are perfectly matched. Exotic Merbau wood has a high degree of hardness and moisture resistance. Is also valued for its strength and longevity. Eagerly used, due to resistance against hardwood floor repair Surrey fungi, moisture or insects. Its hardness is about 30% larger than oak, which in the case of wooden floors provides natural protection against abrasion and dents (see forum for more information on wood floors. Jatoba as a material for the production of wooden floors works exceptionally well due to its unusual hardness and abrasion resistance. This grade is not the easiest to process, but thanks to this, after grinding, we get a really even and smooth surface. The maturity of wood affects not only the color, hard surface of Jatoby, as time passes, it becomes more and more resistant to abrasion. Due to its attractive wood pattern and rich color range, Jatoba Floor installation Surrey is one of the most popular exotic wood species in the world. For the production of floors, the heartwood part is used, which impresses with salmon, red and orange colors. Over time, the wood darkens to red-brown with spiced black streaks. Jatoba works well in residential areas as well as in difficult conditions of use in industrial and outdoor premises. The kitchen is a quite specific room. Various stains and uncontrolled leaks happen quite often here. Exercising caution is not always helpful, especially when there are children or people Floor installation Surrey who do not feel at home during cooking. For this reason, the furniture and floor should have exceptional durability. It is important that they are resistant to moisture - the hood can not absorb all the water vapor that appears while cooking meals. Not to mention water and other liquids that often land on the floor. The specific character of the room makes us think about what kind of floor should be in the kitchen. Do the panels survive the conditions there? Not only tiles can be on the kitchen floor. Recently, solutions that are not only practical but also extremely aesthetic are more and more often chosen. In rooms such as kitchen or bathroom, we can often hit wooden planks. They are properly protected to withstand moisture and mechanical damage. Solid wood, however, is quite expensive, also when it comes to maintenance. There is a need to buy special care products, which cost a lot. A slightly cheaper alternative is the panels for the kitchen. A few more years ago, viny planks Surrey linoleum appeared in the room, for example one that imitated planks. Today, however, few people decide to introduce equally temporary solutions. We want the interiors of our homes and apartments to look their best, which is why we are willing to invest some funds in the decor. Despite the growing popularity of solid boards and panels, the tiles are also quite good. It is worth to be aware, however, that they do not look good in every arrangement. It is difficult to imagine a rustic kitchen, in which the floor is covered with viny planks Surrey white tiles. An alternative in this situation may be an aged terracotta, but it is quite expensive. A financially and aesthetically satisfying solution is the assembly of floor panels. Panels in the kitchen - why should you consider such a solution? The panels have a layered structure. One of the layers is solid wood, but above it are also plastics, which are able to bear even a large dose of moisture. Wood, if we do not care about them systematically and in the right way, it can dry up and crack. In the case of panels, such problems do not occur, due to the presence of a synthetic protective layer. Thanks to this, care turns out to be definitely less demanding and moderately burdensome. The installation of panels is also not troublesome. To lay the floor, we do not need any special tools. All you need is a moment of free time. We can operate the room basically immediately after installing the panels, which is another undoubted advantage. Panels are a great solution for those who are looking for something like "instant floor". Such surfaces do not need to dry out or be subject to special protection immediately after laying. There are no obstacles to installing the panels in rooms with underfloor heating. Heat and moisture do not damage their structure. Remember, however, that a permanently and profusely flooded surface, even if we put it out of super-durable panels, sooner or later "podda się". It can swell, deform, thus gaining definitely not the best appearance. Although the care of the panels is not particularly troublesome, it is worth to do it from time to time. Removing dirt, getting rid of puddles - remember to do it on a regular basis. Getting rid of the deformations that may appear on the panels is virtually impossible. Unfortunately, we must come to terms with the fact that there are no perfect solutions in the world in which we live. Also, the panels have some drawbacks that you should know before making the assembly decision. Remember that the panels are less durable than a wooden parquet. On the other hand, their care is definitely less cumbersome and time-consuming. Some models of panels are not resistant to moisture - before making a purchase, it is worth checking and assessing their parameters to meet our needs. We should also remember that the sound insulation in the case of panels is insignificant. For this reason, neighbors living below us can hear our steps. Panels tend to electrify, which is why they attract animal dander and dust. In the kitchen, however, this feature is moderately painful, because the floor in this room requires daily sweeping and washing - of course, provided we intensively exploit our kitchen. The floor of the panels, however, has unquestionable advantages, which makes it can also work perfectly in a room such as a kitchen.

FLOORING SPECIALISTS - T.M. HandyMan

Hardwood Floors have never been more popular!

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