Green Valley Flooring carry an array of wide plank, reclaimed, handscraped and vinyl flooring as well as top quality engineered wood flooring for every architectural style of home. We’re an industry leader in supplying engineered wood flooring products to contractors, builders and homeowners right across the GTA.
Why Engineered Wood Flooring?
Since people have been building in wet and dry climates they’ve been aware of the hazards extremely low and high humidity can pose to natural hardwood flooring. Like the ground under a concrete roadway wood expands and contracts as environmental conditions change. And, just like that roadway a solid hardwood floor that has experienced extremes in humidity will eventually start buckling and cracking. In the past about the only way you could prevent this in a high or low humidity region was to be diligent in your efforts to control the humidity inside the home. With engineered wood flooring in Toronto however keeping your wood floors beautiful and stable has become many times easier.
Engineered Wood Flooring in Toronto from Green Valley
Engineered hardwood flooring comes in a variety of widths and thicknesses. You can also choose from different local and exotic hardwoods. Depending on the species, traffic and, particularly, the thickness of the wear layer you can expect your engineered hardwood floors to last anywhere from 30 to 100 years or more. When choosing the right engineered flooring for a particular room it’s crucial to determine the volume of traffic you expect as well as what type of exposure to the elements the new floor will have: is there a door that opens directly to the outdoors for example?
Keep in mind too that not all engineered wood flooring in Toronto is created equal. You may find some at the local big box or “home improvement” centre at what seems like an incredible discount. Just remember that with engineered wood flooring as with most things you’ll get what you pay for. Discount wood flooring typically has a razor thin wear layer you won’t be able to sand and refinish later if you wish or need to do so.
The Environmentally Sound Flooring Solution
Solid hardwood flooring is beautiful and incredibly durable but it’s also requires the harvesting of primary forest resources. In a world where the environment is under assault in all corners preserving natural hardwood forests is something that’s in everyone’s interest. Engineered wood flooring allows you to enjoy the rich, beautiful natural hardwood surface while using only 1/4 of the actual hardwood. Put another way: 4 square feet of engineered wood flooring can be produced with the hardwood it takes to make 1 square foot of solid hardwood flooring.
If you’re interested in gifting your home with the luxurious, timeless look and feel of natural hardwood but want to do so in a financially and environmentally responsible fashion engineered wood flooring in Toronto from Green Valley Flooring is the solution you seek. Browse our extensive online galleries or give us a call on 905-761-1537 to find out more.