Choosing Your Flooring: Things to Remember

Choosing Your Flooring: Things to Remember

Hardwood, vinyl, linoleum, and ceramic: there are many options available to you when selecting your flooring. All have advantages and are offered at different pricesIt’s important to choose flooring that will match your decor and fit your needs and budget. It isn’t always easy when you know our choices should be durable! 
 
Here we give you the essential points to remember to make a good flooring choice. Compare their characteristics to make the best choice!  

Hardwood the popular

The leading choice of Quebecersthis material adds warmth and comfort to your interior. Hardwood comes in a multitude of colours and textures, making it an ideal choice for all types of decor. Hardwood naturally increases the value of your home thanks to its elegant, noble look. What’s more, it has a lifespan of several decades 

We recommend purchasing prevarnished planks, which are sanded and varnished in the factory, which simplifies the laying step and saves you from sanding and finishing after laying. There are several wood species for all tastes and grades. Ash and cherry have a relatively similar hardness, while oak and maple are solider species. 

Concerning dimensions, manufacturers generally offer floorboards between 2 ¼ and 7 inches wideOf course, the wider they are, the more expensive! However, they are also more attractive once the floorboards are laid. Ideal for living roomsbedrooms, and offices, hardwood is not recommended for humid rooms, such as basements and bathrooms. 

 

Prices: Between $6/in. and $13/in. 

 

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Engineered wood the curious

Greatly resembling hardwood floorboardsengineered wood is composed of a veneer and a layer of hardwood. It’s a good alternative to hardwood in terms of cost.

Engineered wood is a solid and stable product that is ideal for condos whose floor structure is concrete. In fact, engineered wood has high structural stability due to its composition.

It can be installed on any level, and even as a wall covering. 

Unlike hardwoodengineered wood can be used with underfloor heating under certain conditions. 

What’s more, engineered wood comes in many colours to match every decor.

considerable advantage: engineered wood flooring doesn’t trap dust, pet hair, pollen, or any other allergen 

The vinyl and linoleum  

A natural material, linoleum had been used for many years only to be outmoded.

Composed of jute cloth waterproofed with linseed oil and wood or cork powder, linoleum is the quintessential eco-friendly solution

This product is natural, therefore anti-allergenic and antibacterial. In addition to its eco-friendly characteristics, it remains a very resistant and rather economical flooring. Quality, durable, and in infinite colours for a fraction of the cost of hardwood, this type of flooring is ideal for basements, bedrooms, playrooms, and even bathrooms.  

Unlike hardwoodengineered wood can be used with underfloor heating under certain conditions. 

What’s more, engineered wood comes in many colours to match every decor.

considerable advantage: engineered wood flooring doesn’t trap dust, pet hair, pollen, or any other allergen 

Vinyl is often compared to linoleum, which has a plastic lookwhich is no longer the case today.

With a diverse range of colours and styles, this type of flooring is suitable for the most humid places. Moreover, this flooring type tolerates water damage the best. 

In fact, if you have water damage, it’s simple: remove the affected planks and replace them just as easily 

PricesBetween $2/in.2 and $5/in.2 

Ceramic the eternal 

It’s undeniable: ceramic tiles combine several advantages. They come in a multitude of colours, textures, and sizes, and are suitable for all rooms of the house.

Beyond adapting to all decors, ceramic is durable and easy to maintain. Although its installation often requires the help of an expert, ceramic remains a very economical solution.

There’s no need to worry when dealing with the most humid rooms. What’s more, you can put ceramic on floors, ceilings, and walls alike. Ceramic is a DURABLE product 
    

Preferred for bathrooms, backsplashes, and garages, ceramic can be installed in living rooms as well as in bedrooms.

Indeed, the advantage of ceramic tiles lies in the fact that they are perfectly adapted for underfloor heating in any condition. You can forget about cold feet on ceramic! 

 Prices: Between $1.99/in.2 and $15/in.2 

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Before choosing the ideal flooring type, determine your budget and your needs. Asking yourself the right questions will make your decisions easier. With numerous available flooring solutionsyou are spoilt for choice 

Opt for hardwood flooring for a long lifespan. Do you want an affordable, resistant flooring while taking care of the environment? Choose linoleum flooring insteadVinyl, on the other hand, is preferred for its easy maintenance and affordable prices. Lastly, ceramic can be installed in any room and has every advantage: durable, comfortable, practical, and reliableTo help you choose your ideal flooring, don’t hesitate to call on our in-store experts.