When deciding which look one would like to achieve, the grade of the hardwood flooring selected will have a major effect on the overall look of the space. It’s often overlooked, but is a critical component of pulling together the vision you have for your space. Typically hardwood comes in 3 different grades, every supplier has a name to identify these grades that varies but the premise is still the same; authentic, distinctions, and select and better. Mercier uses this exact terminology to identify the different grades they offer, Lauzon uses a system that is similar, they’ve both made it easy to identify and understand which grade will be most appropriate for your space. (more…)
What Sheen Should I Use??
Usually, a lot of thought goes into the selection of a hardwood floor for a living space, with special attention typically paid to the colour, the feel and even the texture of the flooring. Yet somehow the sheen level of hardwood flooring is left as an after thought in the selection process. The overall impact hardwood flooring will create in a space depends on a number of variables, of which colour is the most obvious, but the level of shine on the floors do make a big impact as well. Therefore, not considering the sheen level can lead to a difference between the vision for the renovations and the actual final outcome. Many homeowners do not truly understand what sheen is or the effect it will have on the overall look and the daily use of the hardwood floors. So we are going to make it simple and break it all down.