We are excited to announce that we have relocated to a new address, 1140-21331 Gordon Way, Richmond, BC V6W 1J9, Canada.

Our previous location unfortunately suffered damage from a fire, but we have now reopened and are ready to welcome you at our new place.

Please feel free to give us a call at (604) 278-6256. We can't wait to see you!

What Is Engineered Hardwood?

Engineered hardwood flooring is a material that is designed to be more stable than traditional solid hardwood flooring. This flooring material consists of carefully constructed layers of plywood and hardwood, which makes it much more durable and less expensive than traditional solid hardwood flooring.

Because engineered hardwood does not shrink or expand in the same way that most solid hardwood flooring does, it can provide greater durability and improved function for your home or business. Best of all, an engineered hardwood floor is often much less expensive than comparable solid hardwood flooring installation. At Island Carpet & Flooring, we are a trusted source for hardwood flooring in Vancouver and an established flooring store in Richmond.

Here are some questions to keep in mind when considering a hardwood flooring installation for your home or business.

Why is professional installation important for hardwood flooring?

Professional preparation can allow you to enjoy perfectly level flooring, which is a key to a successful installation. If you need hardwood flooring in Vancouver, Island Carpet & Flooring can provide expert installation for engineered and solid hardwood floors you will be proud to show off to friends and family.

Does hardwood change colour as it ages?

Both solid hardwood flooring and engineered hardwood will change colour over time. This process is usually referred to as ambering up and typically results in a darker shade than was present at the initial installation. In general, the hardwood sample offered by the Island Carpet & Flooring team will closely approximate the colour your hardwood floors will be once the ambering-up process is complete.

Is radiant heat compatible with hardwood floors?

Hickory and maple hardwoods are not suitable for use with underfloor radiant heating elements. The staff members at Island Carpet & Flooring can recommend other types of wood, including oak, that are more compatible with radiant heating elements installed under the floor.

How do you clean engineered hardwood flooring?

At Island Carpet & Flooring, we recommend using a damp terrycloth mop to wipe up any spills or dust that affect the beauty and cleanliness of your floors. Avoid using vinegar or most commercial soaps to clean engineered flooring. These solutions can often etch or damage your floors with repeated use.

Island Carpet & Flooring is an established and trusted flooring store in Richmond. We can deliver the expert recommendations and installation services you need for hardwood flooring in Vancouver. Give us a call today at 604-278-6256 or stop by our location at 2900 Smith Street in Richmond. We are here to help you create the perfect floors for your home or business in the Vancouver area.

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