It might seem like madness to have unfinished flooring installed in your Vaughan or Toronto home but if you stop for a moment and consider the possible benefits, you may have cause to revise your initial opinion on the matter. Below, you will find a list of the key benefits associated with this type of flooring; we hope you will find it useful. (more…)
Multiple factors go into making a home beautiful: Stylish exterior, marble countertops, ornate bathroom fixtures, well-trimmed shrubs and trees. Few things compare, however, to the aesthetic effect that hardwood floors have on a home. You’ll feel more comfortable when relaxing at home, and when friends, family members or colleagues come to visit, they’ll notice the difference. (more…)
Few things enhance a home’s aesthetic appeal like hardwood floors. Regardless of the wood species, stain or pattern, hardwoods instantly create an atmosphere of timeless beauty. If you’ve decided to install solid hardwood flooring in your home, good for you! But before spending money, consider each of the options available at hardwood flooring stores. (more…)
Few things enhance the elegance and integrity of a home like solid Oak flooring. An Oak floor is durable, beautiful, functional, and adds to the value of any home. At M2 Flooring and Design Centre in Vaughan, Ontario, we design and install both domestic and exotic hardwood flooring. But Oak is always one of the most popular. Here are a few reasons why: (more…)
Hardwood floors are a gorgeous addition to any home. Constructed from classic domestic woods like Hard Maple and Red Oak or exotic species like Tigerwood or American Cherry, hardwoods create an aura of elegance. While almost everyone agrees that hardwoods are the gold standard in flooring, it isn’t so easy to agree on whether solid or engineered floors are the better option. (more…)
Solid hardwood flooring is the industry gold standard. Made from full-length wood pieces specially cut for your home, these floors are gorgeous, functional, durable, and will increase the value of your home. Constructed from domestic woods like Hard Maple or Birch, or exotic species like Brazilian Cherry or Santos Mahogany, solid hardwood floors lend an aura of timeless elegance to any home. (more…)
If you’ve decided to invest in new flooring for your home, then bravo! Modern floors, whether they are hardwood, laminate or engineered, tend to be both aesthetically pleasing and functional: great look, great feel, easy to keep clean, and they’ll also increase your home’s value. But top-notch floors aren’t cheap, so make sure you choose the right option for your home. (more…)
When it comes to flooring, solid hardwood floors are the rock star. They’re built from domestic or exotic wood species cut in full-length pieces, creating a positive aesthetic effect. But that doesn’t mean they’re the best option for everyone. In fact, many homeowners prefer engineered floors over solids. Here’s why. (more…)
What do you think of when you hear the word “exotic”? Probably something exciting, alluring and luxurious. When it comes to exotic hardwood flooring in Vaughan & Toronto, those words definitely apply. Millions of homeowners across North America choose exotic wood species like Brazilian Cherry and Santos Mahogany for their homes, and it’s easy to see why.
Exotic hardwood floors have all the integrity of domestic species like Hard Maple and Oak flooring, but they bring a level of elegance that is unmatched. At M2 Flooring and Design Centre, we offer a range of options in exotic solid hardwood flooring. Here are a few of the most popular:
- Brazilian Cherry (Jatoba) – Famed for its rich burgundy color, this wood species has become the favourite of owners of luxury homes in recent years. It is also one of the hardest woods available, measuring at 2350 on the Janka Hardness Scale. And talk about exotic; it comes from Brazil’s Amazon region and therefore this hardwood flooring will require a warm and relatively moist environment all year long.
- Santos Mahogany – Native to southern Mexico and Central America, this gorgeous wood comes in colours ranging from light golden brown to dark, purplish red to burgundy and matures to a dark golden brown as it matures. It is also a hard wood, measuring at 2200 on the Janka Hardness Scale.
- American Walnut – Native to North America but still “exotic” due to its rarity and luxurious aesthetic. This wood has moderate hardness (1010 on the Janka Hardness Scale) and usually comes in a blend of cream and brown colours. Because there is a strong variation between the sapwood and heartwood, different boards can have vastly different colors and grains, making the floor stand out.
- American Cherry – This wood has a tight, even grain and fine texture. It comes primarily in a pale shade of yellow, but gold and red highlights appear as the wood matures. One downside is that being a soft hardwood (995 on the Janka Hardness Scale) it is easier to dent and scratch with normal wear and tear. A matte finish can help conceal some of the deficiencies of the wood over time.
- Tigerwood – This type of exotic hardwood flooring lives up to its name. Coming in a blend of golds, tans and dark browns and high variance in grains, the beauty of this wood species is unmistakable. Tigerwood comes from trees native to West Africa and measures at 1850 on the Janka Hardness Scale.
If exotic hardwood flooring sounds like a good fit for your Vaughan or Toronto home, we at M2 Flooring and Design Centre are just the company for you. We’ve built a reputation around the Toronto area as an excellent flooring company, designing and installing top-notch hardwood floors for the past decade. Our installation teams are fully-licensed and all of our work comes with a warranty. Call us today at 905-669-8255!
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 Vaughan & Toronto. We are one of the premiere hardwood flooring stores in Toronto. Visit us on Google+