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Hardwood Floors Top the List of the Hottest Trends in Flooring Today

Hot flooring trendsWhenever people enter any home, one of the initial facets of the decor to catch their eye is the flooring. Unlike clothing, dishes, groceries, etc. which are typically hidden away in closets and cabinets, the flooring is overtly visible throughout a home to all occupants all the time.

And because the floors of any home are subjected to considerable traffic on a daily basis, they can/will become worn and look less-than-fresh over time; coupled with the fact that the condition of the flooring is immediately evident to family members and guests alike, any scuffs/scratches, fading, stains, wear marks, etc. can reflect negatively on the home and its owners.

Unless family members and their pets are able to move from room to room without ever actually touching the floor, it is almost inescapable that they will need to have some type of replacement flooring installed at one point in time; similarly, when many families take possession of their new home, they often decide to change the existing flooring to better suit their tastes and lifestyle. In these scenarios, their available budget notwithstanding, perhaps their toughest dilemma/decision will be just what type of new flooring to install.

So, what are the hottest trends in flooring today? Here are the four most common:

Hardwood

  • A classic material for floors that continues to grow in popularity
  • Wider planks with a limited-sheen finish are a preferential choice
  • Gray is a common shade, as it contrasts well with bolder interiors
  • Recycled/repurposed wood offers environmentally-friendly options

Stone

  • Stone has been a durable and tested building material over time
  • A long-lasting material, it can be installed in customized patterns
  • Popular choice for kitchen and bathroom re-models - available in:
    • Granite, marble, slate, limestone, soapstone, and travertine

Luxury Vinyl

  • Affords another sustainable option (like recycled/repurposed wood)
  • Advances in technology let vinyl flooring simulate a wood-grain look
  • Vinyl can be produced in both plank (more popular) and tile patterns
  • Low maintenance material but glued in place and thus hard to remove

Recycled Carpeting

  • Affords another sustainable option (like recycled/repurposed wood)
  • Advances in technology let vinyl flooring simulate a wood-grain look
  • Vinyl can be produced in both plank (more popular) and tile patterns
  • Low maintenance material but glued in place and thus hard to remove

Whereas each of these options will have their respective pros and cons, and thus have varying interest from individual homeowners, they can all deliver renewed appeal for any existing flooring while also providing the necessary durability to withstand daily use.

Offering Homeowners a Comprehensive Range of Hardwood Flooring Services

Different flooring optionsThe specialists at Robar Flooring have been providing quality installation and refinishing of hardwood flooring for homeowners throughout the Greater Toronto Area for the past 20 years. Over this period, local residents have relied on the knowledge and skills of the team from Robar Flooring to capably satisfy any hardwood needs through the installation or restoration of the floors, stairs, trim, and finishing touches of their respective homes.

Robar Flooring offers a comprehensive range of hardwood flooring services, including:

Hardwood Flooring - Preparation

  • Delivery of the wood
  • Removal of the existing floor
  • Repairs and sub-floor installation

Hardwood Flooring - Installation

  • Unfinished wood
  • Pre-finished wood
  • Laminated flooring
  • Engineered flooring
  • Stairs, risers, baseboards

Hardwood Flooring - Refinishing

  • Restorations
  • Colour changes

To obtain more information on the installation and refinishing of hardwood floors by the experts from Robar Flooring, please see

For experienced and professional Hardwood Flooring Services, including new installations and refinishing of existing floors, call the team from Robar Hardwood Flooring today at 416-822-6184 or 416-239-9323 or contact us for a no-obligation consultation and estimate.

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Samples of hardwood floor installation

There are many options and possibilities when it comes to hardwood flooring installation. Few of the most common types include:

All of the above are either nailed or glued down on top of existing sub-floor. In condominiums or commercial properties where sub-floor consists of concrete, plywood is applied on top of the slab in order to allow for nailing of the floor. All glued down floors can be directly applied on top of the concrete. See diagrams below outlining different floor types, installation techniques as well as examples of transition and finishing trims commonly used.