When it comes to renovations, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Sometimes it seems like your contractor is speaking a whole other language, so it’s normal to have questions. Fortunately, you can read through our list of frequently asked questions to find the answers you seek.
Before considering the look and feel that you are going for, consider your lifestyle and how the flooring will be impacted. For example, if you have pets or young children, you’ll want a durable and easy to clean option.
When choosing the flooring for your home or commercial space, you’ll want to consider the type and size of the room, the style and mood that you’re trying to create, the amount of traffic the floor will have to endure and whether or not it will be exposed to water on a regular basis.
There are four main types of flooring that you can choose from at Nu-Way Floor Fashions, all of which have many variations within them:
We carry a large inventory of floor fashions with thousands of options to choose from so that you can tailor your floor to your own unique space. Sound like a lot of choice? Our design team can help you narrow it down and find the look of your dreams.
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Certain types of flooring can be used anywhere, while others are optimized for use in specific rooms. Here are a few examples:
Bathrooms require flooring that can withstand high levels of moisture and constant exposure to water. Not all floor types are suitable for these conditions. Choose water-resistant options like Tiles, Luxury Vinyl Tiles (LVT) or Luxury Vinyl Planks (LVP) for a beautiful look that will last for years to come. Sheet options are also available, when properly sealed to protect them from water damage, they are highly durable.
Linoleum is another popular option in the bathroom. When professionally installed and sealed, linoleum can stand up well to water and moisture and comes in an impressive array of finishes so you can get exactly the look you want for your bathroom.
The key difference between the two is that each plank of solid hardwood is cut from a single piece of wood whereas planks of engineered hardwood are created by fusing together multiple layers of cross-grained products for increased strength and humidity resistance.
Laminate flooring is highly versatile and can be installed in any dry location in your home. Extended exposure to moisture can cause warping in some laminate products, so it is best to keep laminate out of the bathroom or other rooms where water will be an issue.
Installing flooring is a complicated and time consuming process. It requires expert skills and knowledge to get the job done properly.
What might seem like an easy DIY job that you can handle yourself can quickly spiral into a huge project that keeps growing in cost and complexity. You have to make sure the floor is level, that you’re using the right subflooring and that moisture issues are taken care of. You also need to know how to center the room and how to cut around obstructions and leave space for expansion gaps. A lot can go wrong and if you make a mistake, you may end up wasting materials or voiding your warranty.
Hiring professional installers is well worth the expense. They’ll get your floor in quickly and efficiently and you’ll get the look you wanted with none of the difficulties associated with trying to do it yourself. You’ll also be protected by a warranty.
The choice of finish is really a matter of personal taste. There are many different finishes to choose from so it’s possible to get exactly the look and feel that you are going for when selecting a wood floor. Contact our design team to determine your needs.
If you have solid hardwood floors, it is very important that you keep the humidity stable. With Calgary’s dry climate, it’s more important to have a humidifier. You need to keep the humidity in your house at around 40 per cent to protect and prolong the life of your solid hardwood floors. Engineered hardwood floors on the other hand, are more resistant to moisture so a humidifier or dehumidifier may not be required.
Yes. We carry fashionable flooring options from many trusted brands that are working hard to make environmental sustainability a priority.
Use a dry cloth to mop any spills as soon as they happen. Never use a wet mop or steam cleaner on laminate floors. Instead, use a dry mop and a cleanser that it is specially formulated for use on laminate flooring.
Don’t see your question here? Feel free to contact a member of our team with any additional questions. We’ll be happy to help!