FAQs

Q?

What is LVT, Vinyl Planks

A.

JUST LIKE THE REAL THING,
ONLY BETTER.

  • Stunning and realistic visuals in colours and sizes selected specifically for Canada.
  • Resilient flooring that is soft, quiet, warm and naturally waterproof.
  • A variety of installation methods to optimize any residential or commercial application.
  • Quality products that are durable, stable and easy to maintain.

REALISTIC VISUALS

Realistic VisualsRichmond Reflections Luxury Vinyl flooring has been designed to offer you the look and feel of real hardwood or natural stone. Colours and designs are chosen specifically to work with Canadian Interiors.

SOFT & QUIET

Soft & QuietRichmond Reflections Luxury Vinyl is naturally quiet when walked on. It’s easier to stand on for long periods of time and warmer under foot than stone or ceramic tiles.

EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY & DURABILITY

Specialized wear layers and ceramic enhanced urethane top coats minimize scratching, scuffing, staining and denting. Richmond Reflections is constructed to withstand the wear and tear of commercial installations and residential high traffic areas.

Quality & Durability

EASY INSTALLATION

Quick & easy installation without acclimatization. Features a wide range of flexibility to install anywhere in your home with minimal preparation. You'd be surprised how fast & beautiful your home transformation will be. There are many types of installation:

  • Hybrid
  • Click
  • Glue Down
  • Groutable
  • Friction Fit

WATERPROOF

WaterproofRichmond Reflections Luxury Vinyl flooring is naturally waterproof. It is the ideal flooring choice where moisture may be a concern.

LOW MAINTENANCE

Low MaintenanceFor regular maintenance, simply sweep or vacuum. Following our simple maintenance guidelines will allow these products to maintain their good looks for extended periods under normal traffic conditions.

Q?

Can i just give you the size of my room to get estimate for carpet?

A.

Unfortunately, whenever you are dealing with any sheet goods, there is more to it then just knowing the total square footage of the room. You have to consider such things as the width of the roll that the material comes in, patter repeats, direction of material; which must always go in the same direction. This is why we always suggest that one of our experienced estimators come out to your place and measure it up accurately, so that we can provide you with a proper estimate.

Q?

Which is better, Laminate or Hardwood?

A.

Well, we cant really say one is better then the other, but knowing the benefits of each should help you make a better informed decision. We usually suggest a nice laminate flooring when we know you have pets or young kids that will make it difficult to take extra care and caution with a nice hardwood floor. Hardwood floors, all thought they look and feel great, can tend to scratch a little easier then hardwood. Laminate flooring can usually perform better for these situations.

Q?

Can I install my own laminate?

A.

You most definitely can install laminate yourself, but you should make sure to follow some crucial important steps in order to meet warranty requirements. You should always read the manufactures installation guide. You should always make sure to check your sub-floor for flatness. Any unevenness in your sub-floor would need to be leveled or ground down to  meet industry standards. Also make sure you use the proper underlayment. If you are installing over concrete or below grade, make sure you use a vapor barrier underlayment.

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What is the most durable hardwood floor available?

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Our hardwood floors are treated with up to 10 coats of an aluminum oxide finish. While this will certainly help the durability of the floor, it is the hardness of the floor that will give the best indication of durability. Refer to the Janka Hardness rating for a true indication of hardness for a selected species:

 

American Black Cherry

950

American Black Walnut

1010

Yellow Birch

1260

Red Oak

1290

White Ash

1320

White Oak

1360

Hard Maple

1450

Santos Mahogany

2200

Brazilian Cherry

2345

Brazilian Teak

3540

Brazilian Walnut

3680

Ebony

3692

 

Q?

What is difference between Engineered vs. Solid Hardwood Flooring?

A.

Both types are 100% real wood, and they both offer many looks and colors, but there are significant distinctions.

Solid hardwood boards are milled from a single piece of lumber. The thickness of the boards can vary, but generally range from 3/4" to 7/16".

Engineered wood flooring is constructed from multiple plies of wood with a solid wood top layer. Below the top layer is an inner core of high density fiberboard layers. At the bottom is a hardwood backing.

Solid hardwood expands and contracts in reaction to changes in moisture and temperature, so solid wood floors are only recommended for rooms at ground level or above.

The unique construction of engineered wood creates a structure that is less likely to

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buckle, gap, or react to fluctuations in humidity and temperature. You can install engineered flooring on any level, including below ground. It's a great choice for finished basements and bathrooms.

 

Solid vs. Engineered Performance

Hardwood floors aren't just beautiful - they're meant to be lived on. Prefinished solid and engineered boards have hard-as-nails coatings that can take a beating from the pitter-patter of kids and pets, not to mention the inevitable drops and spills of daily living.

Engineered floors have enhanced stability, which provides slightly more resistance to everyday wear- and-tear and also to buckling or rippling.

Q?

Where Can I Install Hardwood Floors?

A.

install-hardwood-locationSolid hardwood expands and contracts in reaction to changes in moisture and temperature, so solid wood floors are only recommended for rooms at ground level or above.

The unique construction of engineered wood creates a structure that is less likely to buckle, gap, or react to fluctuations in humidity and temperature. You can install engineered flooring on any level, including below ground. It's a great choice for finished basements and bathrooms.