Prefinished vs. Site Finished Hardwood Flooring

Prefinished vs. Site Finished Hardwood Flooring
  Clients often ask us whether prefinished or unfinished flooring is better. I would typically only recommend site finished flooring if you are trying to match an existing site finished floor and are refinishing the entire area. We do not recommend it for boards over 2-1/4” wide. There is a...

Hardwood Flooring in the Kitchen

Hardwood Flooring in the Kitchen
  We are often asked by clients if they can install hardwood flooring in their kitchen. The answer is yes. The majority of new homes built are open concept and the kitchen is part of a large open space. It can be unnatural to install a different flooring product in...

Hardwood Flooring is an Investment

Hardwood Flooring is an Investment
It might be because they look great or it could be because they’re so easy to keep clean, but Canadians increasingly prefer homes with hardwood floors. Installing high-quality hardwood can bring you years of enjoyment and increase the value of your home when it’s time to sell. Hardwood flooring is...

Best Flooring Options for Pets

Best Flooring Options for Pets
You love the look of hardwood floors, but you have a dog. Hardwood flooring is out of the question, right? Luckily, that’s not the case. Your pet can live in harmony with your hardwood flooring. You just have to be sure to select a hardwood floor that will be pet...

Hardwood Flooring Finish Options

Hardwood Flooring Finish Options
At Gaylord Hardwood Flooring we offer three different sheen levels. All of which offer different benefits and drawbacks. The key is to find the most suitable one for your home and lifestyle. All three of these finishes are the same durability but the lower the sheen, the less light is...

Dark Hardwood Flooring Downsides

Dark Hardwood Flooring Downsides
Why Colour Choice Matters When choosing hardwood flooring, one of the first considerations for many people is colour. The colour choice often depends on your taste, the décor of your home and the tone you want to set for the area where hardwood flooring will be installed. Maybe you’re looking...

Wood Floors that Change Colour

Wood Floors that Change Colour
All natural hardwood floors will change colour slightly over time. Some woods will change significantly based on that species photosensitivity. These hardwood floors typically take between six months to two years to reach their mature colour depending on the specie of wood and the amount of natural or artificial light...

Cleaning and Maintaining your Hardwood Flooring

Cleaning and Maintaining your Hardwood Flooring
 Cleaning Your Hardwood Flooring - Bona VS. Water & Vinegar       How to Clean your Hardwood Flooring   Prefinished hardwood floors are very durable and easy to maintain, however they are not indestructible. As the homeowner, it is your responsibility to care for and maintain your hardwood flooring. If...

Environmental Impacts of Bamboo Flooring

Environmental Impacts of Bamboo Flooring
  Why we don't sell bamboo flooring We are often asked if we carry bamboo flooring. Of course, we do not. A lot of people have the misconception that bamboo flooring is the most environmentally friendly flooring option when in fact, it is actually the opposite. The majority of marketing...

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