Condos are growing phenomenon in Toronto. As sales and new condo builds keep rising (just look at the amount of cranes we have), so does the demand for hardwood flooring in these condos. Along the years different types of engineered hardwood flooring in Toronto were introduced, and so did different methods of hardwood (engineered) flooring installation came along, that suit condo conditions and rules.
Below are main systems used by professional hardwood flooring installers:
*Glue tongue and groove system: Simple installation, as the installer puts glue in the groove and puts together the hardwood flooring planks (tongue to groove). Along the process, every few lines, the installer should tape (using tape that friendly for varnish and stain) the planks together so they stay tight until the glue completely dries (usually 24 hours to be sure)
*Click-lock flooring installation system: In this case, two planks are simply clicked together like a puzzle, similar to laminate flooring installation. The installation is faster and simpler, and therefore cost for this type of installation is usually lower than the rest.
*Glue-down method: widely used within the flooring installation industry, especially for parquet type of wood flooring. Today you can glue any type of engineered hardwood flooring using the glue down method (or double). This method usually being used over concrete subfloor, but also can be used in a house where sub floor is wooden. This method will be more costly than the rest of the above installation methods, but also the best in terms of durability and quality.
There are many factors that could aspect the system or method being used for flooring installation. Additional research and knowledge about different installation systems will enable you to make an informative choice.
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For more than twenty years the structure of engineered hardwood flooring were developed and as a result - significantly improved. The most amazing thing about engineered flooring is that it is one of more stable floors with the high level of sound illumination ability and competitively high resistance to humidity and moisture. Thus, engineered flooring could be installed over concrete, where is hardwood floors could only be installed over subfloors.
Engineered flooring installation is fairly simple and mess-free, especially when professionals are involved. Solid piece of engineered has its own colour, structure and grinding and its depend on the wood species ( solid hardwood is one part of the material engineered floor made of). You will be truly amazed by the quick and clean installation process and the look and quality if the engineered floors.
Customization is also available when engineered floors being installed. Patterns on both floor area and stairs will indeed create a very unique character and atmosphere in your residence. All special requests should be clearly articulated to the professional installers, so you can get exactly you asked for at the end of the installation/renovation process. Lastly, take some time to examine the material that will be used for your engineered hardwood flooring installation.
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