Hardwood Floors Calgary | Services
At Smith Bros Floors we strive to maintain friendly partnerships with a number of companies in the construction and hardwood flooring industries. We realize the importance of being able to offer our customers a wide variety of products to choose from. Whether our clients are looking for prefinished maple, engineered cedar, or wide plank hardwood, we pride ourselves on our ability to find the perfect hardwood for each and every one of our customers. Our showroom is equipped with a vast array of hardwood samples, as well as a dedicated team of extremely knowledgeable hardwood experts that can help you weigh the pros and cons of different types of hardwoods.
More Than Just Hardwood Vendors
While we certainly believe that our customers cannot be satisfied if they are unable to find a hardwood product that suits their needs, we also realize that the process does not end when we have successfully helped a client select the wood type, grade, and color that will be best for their home. We know that, as a loyal customer, you certainly have the option of installing your new hardwood product on your own, or employing an install company to handle that portion of your hardwood floor upgrade. However, at Smith Bros Floors, we are also highly trained and experienced when it comes to the installation process involved in your hardwood floor renovation.
If you do choose to install the hardwood flooring on your own, we have some helpful tips that can quicken the process for you. After choosing your boards, the next step is to measure the room they will be installed in. When ordering it is recommended to order 10-15% extra for any cutting mistakes or irregular boards. Minimum requirements for plywood subfloor is 3’4″, also look for any squeaks in the floor and repair with a long drywall screwed where the squeak occurs. Next, apply vapour barrier paper along the subfloor with a 4″ overlap secured. You can buy these rolls relatively cheap for around $12 at any home improvement store.
Begin installation on the longest, unobstructed wall in the room. Remember to remove shoe moulding and draw a chalk line 3/8″ from the baseboard – this will allow for the wood to expand during weather changes from hot and humid to cold and dry. Dependant on the type of hardwood purchased, you will either have to nail the boards into the subfloor or the boards will interlock with each other. Instructions for each specific type will be available when the boards are purchased.
The ‘Bona Dustless Sanding System’
We recognize that the installation process can actually be the most inconvenient and frustrating phase of your flooring replacement. This is why we want to work closely with you throughout your process of installing new hardwood floors. We want to remain by your side from start to finish in order to ensure that you receive a high-quality product that leaves you feeling incredibly satisfied. As a hardwood flooring company in Calgary, we realize the intense mess that can be a part of a hardwood flooring installation process. We know that many install companies will engage in a process that creates a sizable mess in your home.
At Smith Bros Floors, we employ a Bona Dustless sanding system to help alleviate some of the issues associated with a usually messy install process. Our dustless sanding system is used when your installed hardwood materials call for a site-finished product. For other companies, site finish can be difficult because of the equipment required and the subsequent mess that follows.
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We Put You First!
At Smith Bros, we want to ensure that your installation process is as timely, efficient, and as clean as possible As a homeowner, you are extremely busy with your usual workload. The last thing we want to do is create an additional mess for you to have to clean up at your own expense later. We pride ourselves on our ability to provide comprehensive installation services, including the Bona Dustless sanding system, that gets us in and out of your home as quickly and efficiently as possible, leaving behind an incredibly new hardwood floor. If you are interested in any of our products or services, or have any questions about the details of our installation services and the Bona Dustless sanding system, please contact us today!