Solid wood flooring can come in many varieties, with different styles, finishes, patterns and materials, meaning there should be something for every taste. There are three main types of solid floor. Each type is available in both an unfinished and a pre-finished version. Unfinished flooring must be job-site sanded and finished after installation. Pre-finished flooring is sanded and finished at the factory -- so it only needs installation.

The three main types of solid wood flooring are:

• Strip flooring - This type of flooring is denoted by the thickness and width of the wood planks. Strip flooring has a set width, but the thickness can vary. Strip flooring ranges in thickness from 5/16 of an inch to 3/4 of an inch wide. It is available only in widths of 1 1/2 inches, 2 inches and 2 1/4 inches.

• Plank flooring - Plank flooring only comes in two thicknesses, but unlike strip flooring, the widths can vary. It is available only in thicknesses of 1/2 inch or 3/4 inch and a range of widths from 3 inches to 8 inches.

• Parquet flooring - Parquet floors have a very different look from typical hardwoods. They are made up of geometrical patterns composed of individual wood slats held in place by mechanical fastening or an adhesive.

Potential moisture is a key issue when installing solid wood. The use of flooring underlay may be required depending on the subfloor.
Brands we carry:
Mullican
Ark Floors
BR111
Anderson Floors
Bruce Floors
Mirage
Shaw Floors
Nikzad
Garrison
Anderson Floors
Naturally Aged Floors
Oshkosh Designs
Greenwoods
Reward Flooring
Lauzon
Engineered wood flooring is constructed of three pieces of wood, which include a hardwood wear layer on top, with the three glued together very firmly. The top layer is responsible for the appearance of the floor surface, while the middle layer adds strength and the bottom layer balances it all out. This structure means an engineered floor can be installed as a floating floor on top of any kind of subfloor. Engineered floors are more resistant to higher moisture levels than solid wood flooring, which adds to their appeal to use in regions that have higher relative humidity levels.

Some brands have a thin wear layer that can only be re-coated. They cannot be sanded and refinished once they are worn. They have an average lifespan of between 30 - 40 years depending on traffic. Other brands or styles can have a thicker 2 - 4 mm layer that can be completely sanded and refinished 2- 5 times. These thicker wear layer engineered floors can last from 40 - 100 years.

We carry a wide variety of 2-7 inches wide distressed and smooth finished engineered flooring including oak, walnut, hickory, beech, cherry, maple and exotics. Quality Engineered Hardwood flooring has the same resale value as 3/4 solid wood flooring if you ever decide to sell your home.
Brands we carry:
Du Chateau
Mullican
Ark Floors
US Floors
Nikzad
Garrison
Urban Floors
Lauzon
Reward Flooring
Carlton
Anderson
Bruce
Naturally Aged Floors
Cork flooring is an ecologically sustainable material obtained from the bark of the tree, without damaging the tree itself. It is actually made from the unused cork left over from making corks for wine bottles!

Cork is fire-resistant, as well as a flame inhibitor; it will not spread fire. Cork is a natural insulator, so it feels warm in winter and yet cool in summer. When airborne humidity levels rise, cork flooring does not trap humidity. It is anti-microbial and strongly resistant to mold and mildew.

Cork has a cellular structure that absorbs sound waves. The bouncing of sound waves called reverberation is much less than it is with solid, engineered wood and laminate flooring.

Cork is an excellent flooring material because it is slightly resilient. This ability to bounce back after walk on it increases the life span of the flooring.

Our cork flooring has an acrylic matte finish applied to its surface. Normal sweeping or vacuuming, wiping up spills and excess moisture immediately, and the use of walk-on mats at entrance doors is all that is needed for daily care. For overall cleaning a damp mopping will remove built up dirt without harming the cork floor. Products are available in a surprisingly wide range of colors and tones.
Brands we carry:
APC Cork
Natural Cork
Laminate flooring is not actually real wood flooring as the appearance being provided is a photographic image. The image is placed on top of a core board made of compressed fibers and the material is covered in a melamine wear layer, which is what gives laminate flooring its famed toughness. It is less likely to scratch than wood and is easy to clean, making it ideal for a crowded and busy house.

One of the benefits of laminate over hardwoods is that laminate flooring does not yellow or fade from sunlight or other elements. Unlike laminates, though, wood floors can always be restored to their original beauty. On the other hand, laminate floors never need wax or polish. Both hardwood floors and laminates can be affected by excessive moisture, but it is only laminate flooring that can really hold up in a kitchen or bathroom. Finally, a special padding is required under laminate floors to reduce the floor's potential for noise.

Ultimately, the decision to go with hardwood floors or laminate flooring is best made by examining what's best for your personal needs.
Brands we carry:
Shaw
Armstrong
Vinyl flooring is tough, scratch resistant, waterproof and long-lasting, and is also one of the least expensive flooring types. It is water resistant nature makes it ideal for use in high moisture areas like the bathroom and kitchen.

Vinyl floors are available in a wide range of styles and designs, which mimic wood, tiles, stone and even metal, offering a choice of various different colors and hues. It is easy to clean and can come cushioned, which makes it softer and therefore kind to the feet when walking on it.
Brands we carry:
Flexi Tech
Design Materials
Plynol
Armstrong
Tarkett
Infinity Fabrics
Linoleum flooring is a sustainable product free of toxins, easy to clean, and comfortable.  This product comes in an array of colors which makes it easy to mix and match to fit your own style. It is made with natural ingredients without any harmful VOC's or other toxic chemicals.

Product Information:

• Comes in both sheet and tile format
• Product constructed of linoleum and cork, mounted on panels in a wide variety of designer colors
• Ease of combining allows one to create their own decorative tiles
• Alternative to V.C.T tiles
• Brings a sophisticated look to the room
Brands we carry:
Forbo
There are many different options when it comes to choosing concrete flooring for your home or work:

• Micro finished Overlay
• Polished Concrete
• Decorative Stains
• Custom Colors
• Stencils

Concrete floors are popular as they wear well and are very low maintenance. Call or email us for a free measure and consultation.
Today's rubber flooring - tiles and sheet goods - is made from synthetic rubber. It comes in ribbed, coin and other raised patterns in a variety of colors. It is durable enough to withstand the most demanding environments including commercial gyms and large scale weight rooms yet is easy enough to install and maintain to make a great option for in home exercise rooms and garages.

The primary advantage of rubber flooring is that it is extremely springy. This makes it comfortable to walk, stand, and work on.