Engineered wood flooring is a popular flooring choice, despite being a relatively new and innovative development in the flooring world. Engineered flooring consists of a top layer of precious old-growth hardwood placed over a support layer of new-growth, high-density fibreboard. The construction and design of the support layer allow the flooring boards to be produced in an extra wide format while maintaining optimal structural stability. This provides greater value for the consumer and is a more environmentally sustainable choice. Read more
While hardwood flooring comes in a variety of finishes, matte hardwood floors are becoming very popular. For those who prefer a natural and modern feel to their spaces, matte hardwood floors can deliver the illusion of raw wood and create an overall more contemporary look. With home design trends turning to more rustic and natural looking styles, options like wider planks and matte hardwood floors deliver the organic look and feel that consumers are searching for. Read more
You’ve decided to install new hardwood flooring in your home or office. Now you have to select a finish for your new modern hardwood floor that will complement your style and decor. While flooring with a glossy finish was once trendy, matte flooring has gained widespread popularity in recent years due to its versatility and easy maintenance. Here are three factors to consider when choosing between a glossy or matte finish for your new flooring: Read more
This project featured a unique property: a historic church that was converted into a residential space*. The new homeowners wanted to honour and preserve the estate’s beautiful aesthetic. Their interior design was heavily inspired by an Old World Rustic style, and made use of planed, matte oiled, and honed finishes. The rustic style complements the estate’s stunning architecture, which featured arched doorways and tall glass windows. Read more
Once you’ve made the choice to proceed with engineered flooring, you will still need to decide which type will work best with your design style and the atmosphere you are trying to achieve.
Engineered hardwood flooring is produced by using a core of hardwood, plywood, or high-density fibre. Then a top layer is created by gluing hardwood veneer to the top surface. Since engineered wood flooring comes in almost any hardwood species, consumers have a wide range of wood options to consider. European Flooring offers a wide range of engineered hardwood flooring, with four specific collections to choose from. Read more
Installing hardwood floors into a home is a very popular choice. However, when it comes to deciding what type of hardwood floors, homeowners can choose between solid hardwood flooring and engineered hardwood flooring. Finding the best type of hardwood flooring for your home comes down to several key factors. Read more
When you visit our showroom to browse our hardwood flooring selection, we take the time to listen to your ideas, learn about your project, and then help you identify the best options to suit your project based on your unique needs. At European Flooring, we always educate our clients on the differences between engineered hardwood flooring options such as wide plank hardwood flooring, oiled hardwood floors, and the many other choices worth considering.
European Flooring’s showroom displays and showcases our products so you can really get a feel for the quality and appearance of the hardwood flooring options that we offer. When choosing hardwood floors for your Toronto home or business, visiting our showroom means that you will have the ability to touch the floors and feel the difference between all of our surfaces and finish treatments. Read more
A brand-new luxury hardwood floor is a beautiful addition to your home, and you probably can’t wait to show it off to visitors. However, you must take care of your hardwood flooring to maintain it’s new appearance. After all, a floor is designed to be walked on. People will walk on it; children will drop things; furniture will be moved; liquids will spill. Even engineered wood flooring will succumb to the weathering. The only way to keep that hardwood floor in pristine condition is to close off the room to all traffic. But, all is not lost. With a little perseverance, diligence, maintenance, and prevention, you can keep your hardwood flooring looking beautiful for a long time. Read more