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Hardwood

General Floors, Inc. can provide you with any hardwood floor type you want.

There are two types of wood floors available on the market today: Solid and Engineered.

Construction. The name says it all. It's milled from solid wood and comes unfinished, so you can apply your own stain, or prefinished for one less step and an easier installation.

Benefits. One of the many benefits of solid wood flooring is that it can be sanded and refinished many times.

Caution. Hardwood flooring is not suitable for use in high-moisture environments such as bathrooms or rooms that are below ground level unless specified by the manufacturer.

Installation. Hardwood flooring can be nailed, or glued over a concrete or wood sub-floor.

Price. Hardwood flooring is made from harvested trees and depending on how exotic the trees are will depict the pricing. Hardwood is considerably higher to buy and to install.

    Why this choose?
  • - Able to improve air quality.
  • - Popular in the resale home market.
  • - Durable, so the choice of a lifetime!
  • - Easy-to-maintain with normal sweeping or vacuuming.
  • - Add natural element, beauty and elegance to any home.

Laminate

General Floors, Inc. can provide you with any laminate floor type you want.

Construction. The inner core layer is usually composed of melamine resin and fiber board materials. Laminate flooring simulates wood with a photographic applique layer under a clear protective layer.

Look and Feel. Easy to install, laminate floors come in an array of colors, styles and even handscraped for that rustic look and feel.

DIY-Project. Laminate flooring has grown significantly in popularity, perhaps because it may be easier to install and maintain than more traditional surfaces such as hardwood flooring. It may also have the advantages of costing less and requiring less skill to install than alternative flooring materials.

Durable. It is reasonably durable, hygienic and relatively easy to maintain, scratch-resistant.

Maintain. It is important to keep laminate clean, as dust, dirt and sand particles may scratch the surface over time in high-traffic areas.

Some details of laminate wood tiles:
  • Look; Color; Brand; Width; Usage; Pattern; Texture; Function; Thickness; Foot traffic; Construction; Surface finish; Wood species

  • Installation type: click | peel and stick

Vinyl

General Floors, Inc. can provide you with any vinyl floor type you want.

Vinyl adds elegance to any home. The 12x12-inch tiles come in dozens of colors, patterns and textures, making it easy to create checkerboard designs and floors with contrasting borders. They are usually 9x9 or 12x12 inch in size. Floor tile is easy to install and easy to care for.

Originally produced as an alternative to linoleum, vinyl tile grew in popularity because it was colorful, easy to clean and crack resistant. Enjoy a wide variety of colors, patterns, finishes and accessories.

Some pros and cons of vinyl tiles:

  • - are easy to repair.
  • - are very affordable.
  • - should not be used in wet environments/exterior areas.
  • - easy to place, can be positioned over other materials.
  • - are good looking but if your goal is to have a mesmerizing floor then you should opt for ceramic or porcelain tiles.

There are two types of vinyl tile:

Glue-down and Self-adhesive

Installation type

Solid vinyl tile (SVT)

Luxury vinyl tile (LVT)

Vinyl composition tile (VCT)


The difference between VCT and SVT is vinyl content.

SVT has much more vinyl in it, so it is not as porous.

It all comes down to personal taste and budget.

Hardwood Guide

Hardwood Floor Finishes and Finishing Techniques

General Floors has put together this brief guide on finishes to help you when choosing your hardwood contractor. If you have any questions about hardwood floor finishes or refinishing techniques, give us a call or drop us an email.

Synteko Classic

Synteko Classic is a fast-drying, two-component, acid-curing hardwood floor finish for interior use based on modified amino and alkyd resins in a solvent mixture.

This finish has an amber colour, enhancing natural wood colours. Synteko Classic delivers an extremely durable, long lasting beautiful finish.

Suitable for finishing of hardwood and other timber floors in residential as well as in commercial areas.

Synteko Classic is self-sealing and its excellent workability and fast drying time provide the benefit of one-day job application.

Synteko Classic is available in three gloss levels: Matte, Satin, Gloss.

Streetshoe Waterbased Wood Floor Finish

The fastest-curing finish on the market, StreetShoe is the industry benchmark for waterbased finishes.

Available in four sheens. Ideal for all commercial, sports and residential applications.

PoloPlaz Supreme

PoloPlaz Supreme is the best know oil-modified polyurethane in the business.

Supreme is distinguished by its excellent flow, leveling, and unbeatable durability, and is known for its ease of use.

It's no wonder Supreme Finish has been the choice of professionals for over 45 years.

Available in Hi-Gloss, Semi-Gloss, Satin and Satin Matte.

Dura Seal Polyurethane

Dura Seal Polyurethane- is a high quality hardwood floor finish that provides floors with unquestionable durability and stain resistance.

Professionals choose this oil-based finish because it goes on smooth and does it job, making sure floors need minimal maintenance to keep on looking like they were just installed yesterday.

Woodline Poly

A premium, oil-modified wood floor finish formulated for interior use on residential and commercial wood floors.

Provides a tough, protective coat. Slight amber color - enhances natural color of wood.

Bona Traffic

Bona Traffic is a waterborne, commercial and residential hardwood floor finish.

It is the industry's premium finish for durability and beauty.

Designed specifically for the unique demands of heavy-traffic commercial and residential hardwood floors, Bona Traffic's advanced formula provides the ultimate in durability, outperforming any finish in the industry - moisture cure, solvent-based, oil-modified or other waterborne finishes.

GREENGUARD certified for indoor air quality.

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