Hardwood floor

A hardwood floor is basically a set of slats. There are a multitude of finishes and dyes. For many, nothing equals the beauty of a real hardwood floor . Buying a hardwood floor remains an investment and therefore asks that we be well informed in order to make an informed choice .

When shopping for a hardwood floor , you should consider several factors. Your first instinct may be to direct you to the most economical choice. However, in the case of hardwood flooring , you should invest in quality and not cheap materials . Over time, your floor will be worth its weight in gold for its appearance and durability. You can also sand and varnish , unlike the floating floor. Granite Summit offers a selection of prefinished hardwood flooring at competitive prices in several species of hardwood (maple , birch, cherry, ash , walnut , silver maple, red oak, Jatoba and Tigerwood ) and several finishes ( matt, satin, semi- gloss, gloss , etc).

Come and choose your hardwood floor in our showroom located on the North Shore of Montreal and Laval.


Bois d'ingénierie

 

 

Engineered hardwood flooring is real wood flooring, but is more stable than solid wood and is less susceptible to shrinking and expanding with changes in temperatures and humidity. The durability of engineered hardwood is increased by constructing the floor through the use of multiple wood layers.

Engineered hardwood consists of 2 or more layers. The top layer is wood veneer. The lower layers consist either of several layers of plywood, High Density Fiber or solid wood. Multiple layers are bonded together under pressure. Profile may be either tongue-and-groove, or use a click-locking technology. Engineered hardwood is designed to provide greater stability, particularly where moisture or heat pose problems for the hardwood floor. Engineered hardwood has minimal movement and maintains superb dimensional stability through seasonal humidity fluctuations. Because of the cross-layers of plywood and/or real wood used for middle and bottom layers, engineered hardwood flooring has enhanced internal balance and reduced possibility of twisting or warping. Seasonal movement is minimal, while dimensional stability through seasonal humidity and temperature fluctuations is superb. This is why engineered hardwood flooring is preferable over solid in interiors where fluctuations in humidity and temperature may be significant (cottages, basements etc).

Tips: In order to avoid seasonal gapping from becoming noticeable and to reduce the amount of movement, relative indoor humidity level should be kept at 40-65% throughout the year.

Come and choose your hardwood or engineered wood in our showroom located on the North Shore of Montreal and Laval.


Bois flottant

 

 

Le plancher flottant ou plancher laminé imite l'apparence du bois traditionnel tout en offrant une facilité d'installation ainsi qu'une durabilité appréciable. À première vue, il est difficile de distinguer le plancher flottant du plancher de bois franc. Ce qui paraît être le motif du grain du bois est en réalité une mince couche d'un papier imprimé (image photographique) placée sous une couche protectrice laquelle est collée et pressée à haute densité sur un panneau. Le plancher flottant se présente parmi une panoplie d'apparences de bois, de pierre et de céramique.

Les principaux avantages du plancher flottant sont qu'il est facile à installer, d'une grande durabilité et relativement peu dispendieux en comparaison avec le plancher de bois franc.

Le plancher flottant est installé de manière "flottante", ce qui veut dire qu'il n'est pas cloué ou collé directement à la base du plancher. Les planches sont plutôt emboutées selon un système de lames et rainures. Ceci permet d'installer le plancher rapidement, sans gâchis. Toutefois, il est impossible de sabler et teindre le plancher flottant.

 

Venez choisir votre plancher de bois franc prévernir ou plancher de bois d'ingénierie ou plancher de bois flottant à notre salle de montre situé près Montréal et Laval , sur la Rive-Nord.