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Stainmaster Pet Friendly Carpet Review

by Patrice |May 12, 2017 |0 Comments | carpet, Stainmaster

Pet Friendly Carpets

There are many varieties of flooring that are family and pet friendly.
Carpet fiber made with Stainmaster would be a great solution.  Stainmaster is a clear, colourless protection dye created for carpet which was originally created by DuPont.  This protection is applied directly into the carpet fibers when they make the nylon with a carbon insert to cut down the static electric shocks that some carpets get in the winter.
Recently, Stainmaster has also produced a new “pet protect” formula for carpet fiber to make it easier to clean when your pets have an accident.  “Magic Fresh” carpet made by Beaulieu is an environmentally-friendly carpet treatment specially formulated to eliminate common household odors from pets, food and cigarette smoke.  It is a self-renewing, odor reducing formula that is effective for the life of the carpet.

Family Friendly Vinyl Plank Flooring

Another popular flooring product ideal for a busy family friendly home is vinyl planking.   We have several vinyl plank products but, not quite like these two.  Beaulieu has a couple of new vinyl plank products called Adventure and Expedition.  This engineered click 7” and 9” plank has cork on the back of each plank and is 100% waterproof.  This cork feature is cost effective as the customer does not need to purchase a sound block underlayment if you are in a condo. These 4 ft Adventure planks and 6 ft Expedition planks are suitable for a wide range of applications within your home including floating it over radiant heat. There are 6 Adventure colours and 12 Expedition colours to choose from.  This flooring has a 30 year residential warranty.  If you are looking for vinyl plank that is very easy to take care of and looks like wood these are two products to check out at Impression Floors behind Costco.

For further questions on pet friendly products call Patrice 250-869-2703 or visit Impression Floors Pet Friendly Carpets  

Kelowna hardwood flooring

Kelowna Engineered Hardwood Flooring and Installations

by Patrice |March 10, 2017 |0 Comments | Uncategorized

In Kelowna, we sell a lot of engineered hardwood floors because of the dry climate.
There are three installation methods. One is to float the floor over an underlayment cushion. Most condo strata councils will have to be floated to keep your strata happy with the acoustics for the floor below. Most strata councils require an approval on the sound block cushion. You will also need to order transitions to meet the tile floor in the bathroom and around fireplaces.

Nailing Or Stapling?

If you can choose to nail or staple the hardwood down to the plywood subfloor the installer will put some construction paper between the plywood and the new flooring. This paper is there to reduce a rubbing noise between the plywood and hardwood. In many cases, the hardwood flooring is cut tight to the edge of the tile flooring without any overlap transition mouldings.

Glue Method

Hardwood can be glued to the sub-floor. Both glue and nail down installations are very stable. There is no movement in the floor because there is no cushion between the two layers. In glue down installations, the hardwood flooring is cut tight to the edge of the tile flooring without any overlap transition mouldings.

Preparation Is Most Important

The floor preparation for all three methods is important if you want a quiet floor. The noise or squeaks come from rubbing. If the sub-floor is not flat and or level enough than the hardwood tongues (joins) will rub or move. The high spots in the sub-floor will need to be ground down and the low spots filled. There cannot be more than 3/16th inch height difference over an eight feet area of the sub-floor.


Questions about hardwood flooring or installation please call, our consultants are here to help. If you know anyone thinking of hardwood floors please share this information with them.

Kelowna Flooring ConsultantPatrice Raven

Impression Floors