Floor Trendz sells and installs all types of hardwood flooring products. The first and most important thing to do when installing hardwood is to let the product acclimate in the home prior to installation. The acclimation time will vary depending on species, width and whether it’s solid or engineered. Prior to the installation sand all subfloor seams and proceed to vacuum the floor surface. Each manufacturer has their own installation guidelines so it’s best to follow the instructions provided within the boxes of wood. A typical 2 ¼” – 3 ¼” solid hardwood would require a moisture barrier and the use of a cleat nailer as it is less likely to damage the tongue of the board. Proceed to nail every 4-6” and 1” from the ends. When installing, you should lay out the floor to get a feel for colour, pattern, and to make sure the boards are approximately 6-8” stagger. It is crucial to install hardwood opposite or on diagonal to floor joists for structural stability. Engineered hardwood when installed, its recommended to use a subfloor glue approximately 1” away from the female side on the subfloor to help anchor down the back side as well as applying floating floor glue on the butt ends to help prevent the boards from pulling apart, in addition to using a cleat nailer every 4-6” and 1” from the ends. This installation is called glue assisted nail down. An additional way to install, especially over concrete is to do a full-spread glue down which holds the floor in place. Keep in mind floors should be flat, and cleaned of all existing debris. Ensure that the proper glue and trowel size are used, as recommended by the manufacturer of the product.
Floor Trendz offers the largest assortment of tile options in Calgary, call us today to book a free Estimate or visit our Calgary showroom to view our products. We have over 30 years experience installing tile products. To begin installation, ensure that you have the proper substrate. This can be concrete, cement board, plywood, Kerdi board and so on. Make sure that the substrate is installed properly to avoid future troubles such as, when plywood is not screwed enough, the floor has movement which cracks the grout and tile over time. Lay out your area before you install so you’re able to visualize the pattern and customize your space. This will also help when pulling out the tiles that aren’t desired (if necessary). After laying out the tile, and achieving the desired look, the installation process begins. Correct thinset is essential when installing tile. The proper thinset will make the installation process easier. Using the incorrect thinset can result in tiles falling off the wall/ceiling, not drying properly, or just not adhering to the substrate. Once all tiles have been installed, it is left to dry before the grouting takes place. Once grouting is complete, once again it needs to dry. After the grout has dried, you may seal the grout if desired. Not all porcelain and ceramic tile needs to be waxed or sealed.
Floor Trendz provides the most modern carpet in wide selection of choices in style, colour and fiber composition. Our team has over 30 years experience installing carpet. Call us today to book a Free Estimate or visit our centrally located showroom to view our products. To begin, make sure that you’ve selected the right carpet and underlay to suit your lifestyle. Then have a lay out completed showing where all carpet seams are to be. On average, carpet rolls come in 12’ widths, and have to be cut to fit a room. Once the lay out and cutting is complete, smooth edge is installed around the perimeters of the rooms, then underlay is installed and the carpet is rolled out over top, stretched and tucked into the edges. Smooth edge is the product that ensures the carpet is kept in place. Seam tape would also be required to seam carpet drops together.
Vinyl is synthetic flooring inspired by different styles and species with the textures of hardwood at an economical price. Floor Trendz offers the largest selection of vinyl flooring products and provides over 30 years of vinyl flooring installation experience in Calgary. The first step to installing vinyl is to ensure that the subfloor is flat and properly prepped. By doing this, you’re minimizing the appearance of possible imperfections that may be highlighted by the vinyl installation. Prior to installation, lay out the vinyl to get a feel for the pattern, and colours to make sure the desired appearance is achieved. Each manufacturer has recommended installation guidelines and materials which provides warranty and maximizes the products performance. Using adhesive not recommended by the manufacturer can result in a voided warranty. To begin the installation, trowel down adhesive with the proper size of trowel (you can find this information on the adhesives packaging). Lay down the vinyl piece by piece in desired layout, making cuts when necessary. To cut the vinyl, you may use a saw or the scor and cut method using a utility knife and square. Once the installation is complete, roll weight over the floor to make sure that the vinyl has completely adhered to the subfloor. Allow this floor to dry for 24 hours. Click vinyl is a glue less and floating installation. Once again, lay out the area prior to installation. Once the desired appearance is achieved, begin clicking the vinyl into place. Scor and snap or using a saw are still both options as to how to cut the flooring, despite the material being thicker than the glue down. Vinyl flooring is a simple installation whether it be glue down or click, making it ideal for the homeowner to install themselves.
Visit our showroom to view our wide selection of Alternative Flooring options such as Laminate, Cork, Linoleum and Marmoleum Flooring. Floor Trendz provides Laminate installation services and other alternative flooring such as cork flooring installation, Marmoleum flooring installation and Linoleum flooring installation. To begin installing laminate, all baseboards must be removed and the laminate should have been acclimated. This makes sure the product is used to your environment and minimizes growth and shrinkage in the boards. To begin, clean the subfloor and then lay down your desired underlay. There are different types of underlay such as heat, moisture, sound and combo underlays. Once the underlay is down, you lay your first row of flooring.
Floor Trendz sells and installs all types of Natural Stone products for flooring and home solutions such as kitchen backsplashes, bathroom backsplashes, fireplaces, floors and any other stone application. When installing natural stone it’s crucial that it is installed using correct materials, when looking at tile and setting materials. Natural stone has a high variance when considering colour, pattern, and shape. The colour variance is unavoidable piece to piece because it’s natural stone. Before installing the tile, lay out the tile area in the desired pattern. Consider the direction, veining, and colours when choosing your tile lay out. Moving on to the installation, ensure that the proper thinset/mortar is used. The variables that play into selecting the thinset is the size of the tile, the substrate material, where it’s being installed and the colour of the natural stone. When using a larger format tile and on the wall or ceiling, you’ll need to use a thinset with higher polymer to ensure the tile stays up. When working with light natural stones such as white marbles, you’ll need to use a white thinset as the grey thinset will often bleed through the tile. After installing, the sealing of the natural stone will take place. Make sure all thinset, grout haze, dust/dirt is cleaned off prior to the required sealing. To clean natural stones, you’re going to ensure it’s as clean as possible at all times. Any dirt or grit on the surface will scratch the surface and wear down the finish quicker, which will then require more frequent sealing. To make sure the stone is clean, sweep or vacuum. When required to clean with a damp mop, ensure the mop is clean and use a neutral pH cleaner. Any acid based cleaner or stains will etch the surface. In order to reseal, clean the surface entirely and strip of the existing sealer before coating the floor again. Natural stones have to be resealed after time which is variant based on the type of sealer and traffic that the floor endures.