In Kirkland, Pointe-Claire, Dollard-des-Ormeaux and the West Island, EXP SURFACES has offered hardwood flooring installation, sanding and finishing services, as well as refinishing of all types for prefinished wood flooring (solid wood ¾, engineered wood and floating floor). We also repair hardwood floors.
An important feature to consider when purchasing hardwood flooring is the hardness of the wood. Janka's hardness test provides information on the hardness level of different hardwood species. Hickory wood is the hardest, followed by maple, white oak and red oak.
Another important consideration before purchasing your hardwood flooring is the look of the chosen species. Do you prefer light, dark, visible wood veins or exotic woods? Would you opt for oiled hardwood flooring to give it a matte finish and bring out all the grain in the wood? Or would you prefer to stain a hardwood species to give it a special color? Would you be more interested in matte, satin or semi-gloss finishes?
Hardwood flooring is of incomparable beauty, but it is sensitive to humidity and temperature changes, causing it to swell and shrink. Whereas engineered hardwood is made up of many layers of wood: the top layer is natural wood, the middle layers are made of very hard and stable plywood. Engineered hardwood should therefore be used in homes or buildings where humidity levels change frequently (such as home basements).
Do not clean the surface of your freshly varnished hardwood floor with water or detergent for the first week. Clean the floor with a damp cloth or mop only after the varnish has completely cured. After the required week of curing, we recommend the use of our EXP SURFACES Floor Cleaner Spray.
To protect your hardwood flooring and preserve its beauty for years, take the following precautions: