Many factors can damage your hardwood floors over time. Floors areas with high traffic, high level of moisture and direct sunlight will indeed affect look of your hardwood floors. If you feel that yours “used to be sparkly” hardwood floors became dull and squeaky, perhaps it is time for renovation. With some tips and ideas in mind, the whole hardwood flooring renovation process will be effective, efficient and under control.
The good news is, it not necessary to renovate the whole flooring area, which could be fairly expensive and time consuming. Particular flooring area(s) could be taken care of; for example, high traffic areas, areas that has been exposed to the direct sunlight for long period of time, or floor area under the rug/furniture. Such areas could be faded, scratched dingy. After specific hardwood flooring area have been identified and fixed, the rest of the floor could be sanded and/or stained. Numerous coats of finish could be also applied at the end of the hardwood flooring installation process.
If you wish to breathe a new life into your hardwood floors, it is a good idea to search for professional help either within your neighbourhood or entire GTA, since majority of the hardwood flooring Toronto companies are willing to deliver their services at your convenience, regardless of your geographic location.
There are few different ways currently exists in terms of hardwood flooring installation in Toronto.
Here are main systems used by professional wood flooring installers:
Hardwood Flooring Renovation
Perhaps nothing would enhance the look of your residence as hardwood flooring with its rich and sophisticated look in part with high quality and durability. However, if you already owe a beautiful house with hardwood floors which saw better days, it is time for renovation. Hardwood flooring renovation will breathe new life into your already installed hardwood floors in timely manner.
If you keep noticing planks of your hardwood floors sticking out, or that your hardwood floor have been sanded too many times and now looks dull, it is time for renovation. Good news is, it not necessary to renovate the whole floor area. Particular areas could be taken care of; for example, high traffic areas, areas that been explored to the direct sunlight for long period of time, or floor area under the rug/furniture. After specific hardwood floor area have been taken care of, the rest of the floor could be sanded and/or stained. Few coats of finish could be also applied at the end of the hardwood flooring renovation process.
If you wish to give your hardwood floors a new look, it is would be a good idea to search for professional help ether within your neighbourhood or entire GTA (Greater Toronto Area), since majority of the hardwood flooring installation companies are willing to deliver the materials and prove you with their services at your convenience.
Engineered hardwood floors have a natural (solid) hardwood competent as a top layer, so by properly maintaining/cleaning your engineered hardwood floors you will be able to enjoy its beautiful look and high quality for many years ahead. Here is some tips on how to take care of your newly installed or renovated engineered floors.
Although it might seems obvious, nevertheless many people simply forget to clean liquid or chemical spills right away. Some liquid substance can leave a stain if unattached for some time on the floor. Since engineered floors contain natural wood part in its structure, it is best to remove the spill as soon as its has accrued in order to prevent any visible stains in the future. In addition, as any hardwood floors, engineered floors was not made to carry high level of moisture concentration for a long period of time, planks could expend and thus should to be removed and replaced with new ones.
Floor areas under the rug should be cleaned regular, due to the possible moisture or dust collected under it. Although rugs could prevent engineered floors from screeches, the dirt and moisture under it could damage your floor. Thus, it is useful to use rugs that made out of natural material, so it can "breath".
Last, but not least procedure that will help maintain beautiful look of your engineered floors is regular sweeping and moping ( two to three times a week, or as necessary). It is also preferable to use soft mops and brooms. If you are a pet owner, it is helpful to groom your pet's paws regular as well. By taking those simple steps, you can indeed prolong the look and quality of your engineered floors.
Parqueteam Hardwood Flooring
Hardwood Flooring Toronto and The Greater Toronto Area.