All About Carpet, Hardwood, Tile and Linoleum
How to measure a room for new flooring installation
For carpet or linoleum measure the furthest two walls from east to west then measure the furthest walls north to south-multiply these two figures to get your square footage. For example; east/west equals 12 feet and north/south equals 14 feet: 14x12 = 168 square feet. To calculate the square yards divide this amount by 9: 168 ÷ 9 = 18.667 yards
Noting that all carpet comes in 12 foot or 15 foot wide sections, for laminate or hardwood measure the same as above but deduct any area not to be covered and add 5% for wastage.
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Dura Ceramic Floor Tiles
Dura Tiles can be installed over existing lino floors saving the cost of installing a sub floor. The tiles can be grouted with an acrylic grout which is washable and never gets soiled or scuffed. If damaged, tiles can be replaced by heating up the grout with a heat gun or blow dryer. Dura Tiles look like real porcelain tiles but require little or no maintenance and stay warm on the feet in the cold months. Dura Ceramic Floor Tiles are available in 13x13 tiles, 16x16 tiles and 36x12 tiles.
"I have a friend who used Duraceramic with the grout and she loves it. She was concerned about the hardness of real tile vs. her arthritic/damaged ankles. I have to say it looks like tile."
I recently had my kitchen floor installed by the Flooring Store still can't get over how good it looks. I would recommend the Dura Ceramic to anyone. Thank you for a job very well done!!"
Solid Hardwood and Engineered Hardwood
Solid hardwoods are produced from a 3/4 inch thick piece of wood. This flooring can be sanded & refinished many years later. Only for above grade installs will the flooring be nailed down to wood floors (as the relative humidity causes the wood to expand & contract.) the wood is installed 1/4 inch away from walls or cabinets and a base molding is installed. Canadian hardwoods are the most superior woods as they are already acclimatised to our environment. Most 3/4 inch hardwoods are nailed down to the floor.
Engineered Hardwoods are produced with three to five Layers of thin hardwood. The layers are stacked in a cross grain format & then bonded together under high pressure heat. Engineered woods come in a 1/4 inch to 5/8 thickness and can be installed on all grade levels. There is little or no movement occurring under high humidity.
Engineered wood floors and solid wood floors are very different things, and there are different situations when one would work better than the other. Talk to one of our experts to determine what will work best for your room and your flooring needs. Let's Talk Floors!