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Laminates or Vinyl Planks?

Here we will discuss the benefits and differences of these two types of flooring.Laminates have been around a long time and have evolved into a very realistic wood looking floor. You no longer have to purchase a plastic wood look and can now fool your friends and family when you purchase the right one. They come in a variety of thicknesses and quality levels, generally ranging from 8mm to as high

Flooring Budgets in Greater Vancouver for 2019

Floors are not a cheap investment and should always be chosen with care and diligence.Having an idea or style you desire is fantastic, but does it fall into your budget? Here at Island Carpet and Flooring, we always try and make it as easy as possible.We take pride in the fact that the vast majority of our products are of a quality level that will perform to the needs of your home or business. We

Proper Substrate/Subfloor Preparation

Substrate prep is a crucial component of a successful installation and for length of life in flooring.This applies particularly to any hard surface flooring. Let's start with hardwood and laminate.As professionals, we are responsible for the quality of your install, we follow NWFA ( National Wood Flooring Association ) guidelineswhich state that leveling of substrate variances be no more than 1/8

How To Choose The Correct Carpet Fibre

Carpet fibers generally fall into 5 categories:1.Wool2.Nylon3.Polyester4.Olefin5.Smartstrand (Triexta)There are many reasons to choose any of the above, here we will try and make the selection easier for you. Let's start by explaining the term BCF.This stands for Bulked Continuous Filament.Essentially this means the entire carpet has been constructed from a continuous ball of yarn. This increases

5 ways to protect your carpet and increase lifespan

1.Keep the Dirt Out1.Having a clean carpet is important. A dirty carpet can have thousands of dust mites living in the carpet dust, and soil can accumulate underneath it every year. Carpets can contain several indoor contamination and promote the growth of mold in damp areas which often cause allergies.  2.Vacuum the Carpets Frequently and RegularlyVacuuming your carpet on a frequent and regular

5 simple methods, to take care of your hardwood flooring

Hardwood flooring, generally have a long lifespan. If you want to keep the shine on your hardwood to last longer, there are 5 simple steps you can take right now. 1. Hardwood floors typically have one of two finishes: polyurethane or wax. Not sure what you’re standing on? Rub your finger across the surface, if a smudge appears, the floor is likely waxed.Sealed wood floors typically have a ureth