Choosing floors for a new house in Calgary
Moving to a new and better place is always exciting but might be challenging as well. If you are interested to know how to plan your perfect move to a new house in Calgary, you can read more here. When you get into a new house, you are sure to arrange everything as you like – you may want to change the decor, color theme, wallpapers or even windows and floors. In this article you will find a few helpful tips on choosing the best flooring for your new home. Let's start with exploring features and benefits of the most popular options available on the market today.
Solid Hardwood Flooring
There is nothing better than solid hardwood floors. This is a widespread opinion and basing on the information from canfloor.com - hardwood and laminate floors experts in Peterborough everything you need to do - is to ask a homeowner and you will definitely get a positive answer about all the floor benefits. But why is this option is so popular? Solid hardwood is very durable and doesn't need replacing as it can be sanded and refinished. In some cases you can even hide scratches made by animals' claws or other sharp objects. Besides, solid hardwood floors can increase the appreciation of your real estate property if you want to get a higher resale price for that. As for the influence on the interior look, this choice is much more natural and warmer, more comfortable for legs than other flooring types. Surely, you can choose from a wide selection of colors, finishes and species to enhance the decor and top theme color of your home.
Engineered Hardwood Flooring
This type of flooring is considered to be an alternative to hardwood as it's a more versatile choice. Let's take a closer look at it. Engineered hardwood floor is produced by adding layers of real wood to a composite surface. Among its benefits you can experience the following. This flooring doesn't contract or expand with temperature changes, which allows to install it on any level of the house, including the basement. It's sold prefinished, costs less and is easier to install than solid hardwood. Engineered flooring is also available in different colors and species but it can't be sanded more than twice because of only a layer of real wood. Moreover, this option can work with exposure to radiant heat.
Laminate floors gain their popularity because of their low price (in comparison with solid and engineered hardwood) and a great selection of color and styles – you can get them look like wood, ceramic or stone, for example. Furthermore, laminate is durable and resistant to scratches, stains, dents, UV light and even cigarette burns. It's easy and fast in maintenance as you can clean it with a common detergent or just water. Another advantage of laminate flooring is that you can install it over the existing floors and it's relatively simple to DIY. Having got to know about the benefits of such an "easy" type of floors, you shouldn't forget that it's not recommended for damp areas and must be replaced when it's worn.
To sum up, these are three main floor choices for real estates in Calgary - traditional and modern. Each type has its pros and cons listed above, which can help you choose the best flooring for your home. Just to make sure you are going to purchase and install the right floors, check your decision according to these questions:
• What styles suits your house?
• How often do you use the room and for what?
• Is it a busy area?
• Do you prefer the look of wood or something different?
• Do you want skinny or wide wood planks?
• What is the size of your budget for flooring replacement?
Ken Sims is a freelance writer whose aim is to share his own and others' experience of replacing flooring. This article is based on the homeowners' reviews and experts' opinions for canfloor.com hardwood and laminate floors in Collingwood.