CFCRA - Canadian Flooring, Cleaning & Restoration Association



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Hardwood

Looks - Beauty from Nature available in a variety of domestic and exotic species

Formats - Strips, Planks, Parquet Tiles Unfinished, Pre-finished, Conventional Solid, Engineered, Beveled and Square Edge.

Durability - High, but can scratch and dent.

Comfort - Firm

Sound - Moderate depending on foot wear

Installation - Professional or DIY. Can be nailed, glued or floated*

Maintenance - Damp Mop, using Hardwood Cleaners, Sweeping, Vacuuming

Areas of Use - All levels of the home and rooms including basements* not recommended for bathrooms

Advantages - Lasts a lifetime. Hypo Allergenic easy to maintain, suits all d├ęcor styles. Can be refinished and easily repaired*

Disadvantages - Not recommended for wet areas certain species will change colour over time and exposure to light. Extreme dryness can have adverse effects.

Environmental - High. Renewable Resource

Cost Range - Moderate to Expensive

* note - Always check with the manufacture as to recommendations on areas to be installed, and any special instructions for repair and refinishing that may be required. Adhering to manufactures cleaning and maintenance instructions should be followed, in addition to maintaining appropriate humidity levels.

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