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Laminate Flooring

Laminate flooring is the ultimate copycat. It looks like a real wood or stone floor, but what you’re actually seeing is a high-resolution photograph of real wood or stone pressed on top of a High Density Fiberboard (HDF).
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By |December 14th, 2015|laminate flooring|

Pure Genius

Every day we take over 20,000 breaths. Often the indoor air we breathe is vastly more polluted than the air outside, five to ten times according to some estimates. This is due to the fact that we live in increasingly airtight environments that contain many sources of indoor pollution. Building materials, furnishings or common household products can continuously emit toxic contaminants.
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By |December 7th, 2015|Eco and Health Friendly Flooring|

Texture of a Hardwood

Surface texture of a hardwood floor can add a lot to the atmosphere for a particular room. It can accentuate the elegance or add to the warmth of a more casual setting. There are a few different surface textures available when it comes to prefinished hardwood flooring. Featured in this post is the top four: Smooth Hardwood Flooring, Wire Brushed Hardwood Flooring, and Hand Scraped Hardwood Flooring.
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By |November 30th, 2015|hardwood flooring|

Vinyl Flooring

Today’s vinyl floors are manufactured using the latest advances in flooring technology. The shiny, plastic-looking floors that were once prone to scratching and scuffing, now feature more matte finishes, and are far more durable, easy to maintain, and wear-resistant than their distant c Vinyl is one of the most versatile materials used in flooring. It is highly resistant to mold, mildew, and moisture, making it one of the most popular flooring options for kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, and just about any room in which occasional spills and moisture are a concern.
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By |November 17th, 2015|Vinyl Flooring|

Humidity Level

Like most valuable possessions, you own a genuine hardwood floor requires certain commitments on the part of its owner. One of the most important commitments is to keep the floor’s environment such that it is comfortable and conducive to the health of the wood.
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By |October 21st, 2015|engineered floors, hardwood flooring|

What You Need to Know About Solid Hardwood Stairs

Are you considering going for a natural wood look on your stairs but would like to find out more about the pros and cons before making a final decision? If so, the information in this article will definitely be of interest to you. Find out why other homeowners chose to install solid hardwood stairs in their homes and how it worked out for them, so you can make a more informed decision about your own home. (more…)

By |August 10th, 2015|Solid Hardwood Stairs|

Maple Flooring: How Does it Differ to Your Other Options?

Whether you are shopping for finished or unfinished flooring, there are many different types of wood from which to choose nowadays. Some, such as acacia and African mahogany are quite dark, whereas others, such as birch and maple, are relatively pale in comparison. However, there is far more than just light or darkness to consider when choosing a type of wood for your floor. In this article, we are going to take a closer look at maple and what is has to offer homeowners in Toronto and across Canada. (more…)

By |July 30th, 2015|hardwood flooring, Maple Flooring|

6 Ways in Which Solid Hardwood Floors Will Change Your Home

If you are thinking about installing timber flooring in your home but are not convinced whether it is the right move, take a look at the list below. In it, we summarise 6 ways in which wooden floors could change your property. Whether you live in a compact townhouse or a sprawling country residence, you can look forward to many positive benefits should you choose to go ahead with your installation plans.

The Effect of Solid Hardwood Flooring on Your Home

The six ways listed below, in which solid timber floors can improve your home, are not in any particular order as we think they are all equally important.

  1. Beauty & Style – If you have ever visited a friend’s home after they had wooden floors installed, you will not need us to tell you what a huge difference timber flooring can make to the look and feel of a property. Carpets and tiling can be attractive but for visual impact and lasting beauty, nothing beats solid hardwood.
  2. Comfort – Hardwood flooring is great to walk on in any weather. Cooler than carpeting in the summer and warmer than tiles in the winter, plain or exotic hardwood flooring feels great underfoot whatever the time of year. If you often walk around your home barefoot, or you would really like to be able to do so in comfort, wooden floors are the perfect choice for you.
  3. Value – Good quality solid hardwood flooring, installed by skilled professionals, can increase the resale value of your home significantly. This could come in very handy in a few years’ time. Even if you do not want to move home in the future there are other advantages to owning a more valuable property.
  4. Durability – No matter how well you look after carpeting or how much you spend on it in the first place, it will inevitably need replacing after a few years as it begins to look shabby and threadbare. Tiling is harder wearing but is susceptible to chipping, necessitating the replacement of tiles on a regular basis. Solid hardwood flooring, on the other hand, is extremely durable and can be refinished when it starts to show its age.
  5. Convenience – Timber floors and solid hardwood stairs are much easier to clean than carpeting, especially when it comes to liquid spillages. Spill a glass of red on your living room shag pile and you could ruin it for good. With wooden flooring installed, the same accident is a minor event, barely worth mentioning.
  6. Allergy Relief – Unlike carpeting, solid hardwood flooring does not trap pet hairs and other allergens, making it a better choice for young families and anybody that suffers from allergies.

There are so many reasons to install wooden flooring in your home that the real question should be when, not whether, to do it. If you are looking for help, visit the M2 Flooring and Design Centre in Toronto. We will be glad to assist in any way we can.

About M2 Flooring & Design Center

At M2 Flooring & Design Center, we are providers of a wide variety of hardwood flooring products from Solid hardwood flooring, to all types of laminate floors, unfinished flooring, exotic hardwood flooing, solid hardwood stairs, maple flooring, and engineered floors and all kinds of carpets in Toronto. We are one of the premiere hardwood flooring stores in Toronto. Visit us on Google+

By |July 15th, 2015|hardwood flooring|

Why Has Exotic Hardwood Flooring Become More Popular in Recent Years?

Solid hardwood floors in general, and those made with exotic varieties of wood in particular, have become increasing popular over the last few years. Homeowners in major cities such as Toronto often choose to have the floors in their main reception rooms made from exotic hardwood whilst some go the whole hog and use timber such as Brazilian cherry throughout the entire property. If you have been wondering why exactly it has become so popular recently, wonder no more: the answers you seek are here in this very article! (more…)

By |July 10th, 2015|Exotic Hardwood Flooring, hardwood flooring|

Why Engineered Floors Work Well in the Kitchen

Although it’s almost certainly not the most attractive option, laminated flooring is one of the most popular choices for kitchen flooring, not just in Toronto but all over the world. Cold underfoot but more stylish than laminate, tiling is another popular choice, loved by many for its simple beauty and ease of cleaning. However, if you are looking for the perfect flooring solution that does not involve making any compromises as far as style and comfort are concerned, engineered floors are the best choice in our opinion. (more…)

By |July 6th, 2015|engineered floors|