Category Archives: Hygienic Flooring


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How to Choose the Right Flooring for your Home

There are a plethora of factors a homeowner must consider before committing to a certain type of flooring. Before you make a decision consider the factors discussed below to ensure you make the best choice for your home.

Remember, your flooring is a big part of your home and installing it takes a lot of work. Best you make a decision you can live with for a long time. Below are some of the factors you have to consider before choosing the perfect flooring for your home.

1. Practicality

One of the most important things you have to consider when choosing the right type of flooring for your home is practicality. Ask yourself what the room is mainly used for and choose accordingly. You wouldn’t want to have fluffy carpeting in a room that is susceptible to water splashes, would you?

2. Maintenance

You also have to keep in mind that maintenance plays a huge part in choosing the right type of flooring for your home. If a room receives high amounts of foot traffic on a regular basis, then it is best that you choose a type of flooring that is easy to clean.

3. Your loved ones

This might be a tip you don’t hear very often. When choosing the right type of flooring your home, consider the people living in your house. If you live with someone who experiences trouble getting around, consider opting for a flooring that has more shock absorption as these tend to be kinder to the joints.

4. Aesthetic

Of course, you also have to consider aesthetic, as well. Make sure to choose a type of flooring the marries well with your home’s overall motif. Floorings come in an array of finishes, we are sure you can find the right type of flooring that suite your design aesthetics.

5. Comfort

You might not know this but your flooring plays a big role in your home’s comfort level. Softer floorings like carpets and rugs add insulation to your home and are best for homes that experience cold weather on a regular basis. These options instantly create a warmer space you and your family can enjoy.

There you have it, some important factors to keep in mind when choosing the right type of flooring for your home. Still undecided? Give us a call! Tony’s Flooring Centre is dedicated in helping you make the best decision for your home by assisting you choose the right type of flooring according to your needs. We provide flooring installation and refinishing services for homes and commercial properties.

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Spring Decorating Tips

Spring is all about fresh starts and sunshine – something we don’t get to enjoy all that often! It would be a shame if you let this season go by without bringing in a bit of sunshine and bloom into your home with a bit of decorating.

Redecorating your home in time for spring will definitely bring the much-needed sunshine and cheer we all missed during those long frigid months. Let your imagination run wild with these design inspirations that scream SPRING!

1. Go monochromatic

Monochromatic colour palettes are definitely making big waves this season. Brighten up any living space with more muted colours and watch as it instantly transforms your space into a more sophisticated nook.

We are going to see a whole lot of whites and washed out pastels this season so don’t get left behind!

If you are feeling crafty, buy a bucket of white paint and try to give old furniture pieces a fresh coat of paint – they don’t need to be perfect! The more textured they look, the better. This will instantly turn old furniture pieces into bold accents for any room.

2. Let it bloom

Bring out your creative side by making custom floral arrangements you can scatter around the house. You can go as lavish or as simple as you want – best part of it all? It doesn’t even have to cost a lot. Whip out old bottles of wine and turn them into unique vases then let your imagination run wild!

Custom floral arrangements brighten up an otherwise dull room. Always remember to water them, though! No one wants to see dead flowers scatted everywhere.

3. Cut back on the throw pillows

Spring is all about big, wide and open spaces. Make sure you open up any space in your home by removing excess throw pillows and blankets – you don’t need them anyway. Getting rid of all those extra throw pillows give you and your guests’ ample seating room, when you need it most.

4. Give your floor a good sweep (or vacuum)

Whatever the season, dusty floors are never on trend. Make sure to give your floor a good sweep or a deep clean and let everyone breathe a little better. Do not underestimate the power of a well-kept floor – this can instantly make or break any space.

When it comes to decorating your home, let your personality shine through. Don’t forget to adorn your home with smiles and laughs that will surely brighten anyone’s day.

 

Are you considering replacing your home’s flooring? Contact us at Tony’s Flooring Centre. Our showroom has a vast selection of floorings – you will surely find what you are looking for! Contact us today at 416.255.9631

Engineered Wood Flooring – Yay or Nay?

Engineered wood flooring is all the rage these days—but is it yay or nay for you?

 To decide whether engineered flooring is the type of flooring for you, you should first begin by looking at the pros and cons and advantages and disadvantages of this type of flooring.

The Pros and Cons / Advantages and Disadvantages of Engineered Wood Flooring 


Engineered wood flooring is a modern flooring miracle and a high-quality flooring material, but like any other material it isn’t without its drawbacks…

Pros / Advantages 


  • Can be nearly indistinguishable from plank hardwood in appearance
  • More cost effective, generally, than solid-wood planks
  • Easier to install than narrower solid-wood plank
  • More adaptable to heat and humidity thanks to its stacked layers and cross-grain configuration
  • Can be more environmentally-friendly (when sourced from recycled wood fibres)
  • Expands and shrinks less than plank
  • They generally bounce back well from spills and stains
  • There are no fumes or mess with engineered flooring
  • There is consistent quality, unlike plank which can vary from plank-to-plank
  • They have very limited maintenance needs

Cons / Disadvantages


  • They generally come with unfinished edges that can be rough enough to create space between boards, that if not laid right, can allow moisture to seep into the floor
  • They have less refinishing options than plank hardwood does, and can be refinished less times
  • It doesn’t last as long as solid-wood planks—which can last up to 100 years

Is Engineered Wood Flooring Right for Me?


If you’re still wondering whether engineered flooring is right for you, call Tony’s Flooring. We will give you a consultation that includes cost estimates on both options, and the viability of each for each floor of your house. Remember, not all flooring is appropriate for every level of your home—for example, engineered flooring is generally preferred in basements as it reacts better to basement moisture.

Call or email Tony’s Flooring today to find out which flooring is best suited to your home, your family—and your budget.

Hygienic Flooring Options for Sensitive Households

The National Center for Healthy Housing recommends avoiding wall-to-wall carpeting in areas with a lot of moisture, such as bathrooms, kitchens and basements. They also suggest using a material other than carpet in the bedroom of anyone who suffers from asthma or allergies.  There are some hygienic flooring options for sensitive households that will alleviate many of the associated problems.

Tile

Tile floors are an excellent option for those with allergies. They are easy to clean with hypoallergenic solutions and hold up well to frequent moppings.

Tile might not be the first material you think of for a bedroom. You may remember your bare feet hitting cold tile floors at some point in the past and cringe at the thought. However, with radiant heat and other options, today’s tile flooring can be warm and inviting.

Laminate

Laminate flooring is an excellent option for children’s bedrooms. It is a durable material that holds up well to a lot of foot traffic.

Laminate offers the look of wood without the price tag.

Bamboo

Bamboo is installed in a similar way to hardwood. There are wide planks that lock into one another and can be nailed or glued down.

Bamboo is considered to be environmentally friendly because bamboo is grown so quickly. You can create a hypoallergenic environment and protect the environment for your child’s future all at the same time.

Marmoleum Flooring

Marmoleum flooring is a natural choice in floors for your home. Marmoleum is made from a combination of natural ingredients such as linseed oil, jute, wood flour and rosin.

It is considered environmentally friend and low-maintenance. In addition the flooring offers a natural antibacterial surface that will even stand up to the traffic in schools and hospitals.

Still determined that carpet is the best choice for your home? A flooring expert can help you choose a carpet that will work best for your needs and show you padding that has antibacterial barriers and other protection for those with allergies.

To learn more about hygienic flooring options, contact our experts for additional information!