EXPERT TIPS FOR SELECTING A FLOOR

 Hardwood flooring has become increasingly common for the everyday homeowner. But if you’re new to the world of flooring in general, you’re probably wondering: What’s the best way to maneuver through the seemingly endless selections to best express your individuality and lifestyle? And once you have the perfect samples in hand, where should you go from there?

Once you’ve made the commitment to hardwood flooring, there are a few style questions you need to answer: 

 CHOOSE based on your PERSONAL STYLE

  Follow your instinct.  Usually the first few colours or styles you gravitate towards are the ones that are right for you.

Don’t be too quick to choose based on trends that aren’t practical for you.

Still not sure? BE INSPIRED!  Boen has a great brochure that goes step by step through the selection process of identifying your personal style.   Also give you tips and advice on colours, materials, furniture and objects. See Catalogue: BOEN_Main_Catalogue_Be_Inspired (1) 

 

SELECT a floor that is GOING TO LAST

A hardwood floor is NOT a throw-away product.   The wisest and most environmental choice you can make, is to select a floor that will last a lifetime!

Select a floor that is right for the climate and the amount of traffic the floor will see. 

  Be selective of where your flooring is manufactured to ensure of quality and environmental standards.

 

FIND a GOOD INSTALLER

Hardwood installation is a trade, and should be treated as such. 

YES there are DIY products for the handyperson, our Cork and Click/Floating floors are great examples.   HOWEVER any glue down or nail down applications, or any floor that requires finishing after installation, or patterned floors, or floors with complex layouts should be left to the professionals!

Europlex has excellent industry contacts and we are happy to provide recommendations!   Email us: info@europlex.ca