Make your interior more Natural.
Wood is a natural product containing natural characteristics such as variations in colour, tone, and grains. Some variation in colour and small sound knots is to be expected in a natural wood floor. Please note that the display sample may not always be a true representation of the final wood floor product. For this reason, new and/or replacement flooring may not exactly match display samples and/or existing flooring. A natural wood floor is subject to colour changes with the exposure to normal sunlight. These colour changes should be expected and are a desired attribute in the uniqueness of a wood floor. Product image colours may vary due to print processes and monitor display settings.
Hardwood is a common choice for flooring applications l due to its aesthetic look and restorability. It is the most durable and stable type of flooring. It has been around for centuries and was only found in the most affluent and royal homes of its time. There are very few flooring materials that have been around as long as wood. Many people may not know that wood is a natural insulator. It has thousands of air chambers per cubic inch which hold in heat. With just minimal work, and using select cleaning products (of which Cosmaroma carries), your floors will continue looking great for a long time to come. In addition to being low maintenance, installing hardwood boasts even more rewards to homeowners. A recent survey by realtors concluded that 82% of homes with hardwood floors sold faster and often for more money. If your goal is to improve the look, durability and value of your home, hardwood floors are definitely the way to go!
We invite you to explore with us a world of rich textures and pure colors designed to please the most refined tastes in Ontario.
You will find timeless classics as well as cutting-edge design-oriented colors in our showroom.
Q: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SOLID AND ENGINEERED HARDWOOD FLOORING?
Few can dispute the warmth and luxury feeling that only a hardwood floor can bring. Both solid and engineered hardwood floors are made from 100% wood, but the two are structurally different. The solid hardwood floor plank comes as one piece of lumber, usually ¾” thick. Engineered floor planks are constructed by laminating multiple layers of plywood together, topped with a solid hardwood veneer that is as thick as 4mm. The multi-layer core runs in opposite directions in alternating layers, making engineered hardwood the more structurally sound choice for any harsh and constantly changing weather.
Q: WHAT’S UNIQUE ABOUT COSMAROMA HARDWOOD FLOORING?
Cosmaroma carries several species of domestic and exotic hardwood in over 100 unique choices available in smooth or distressed finishes. All of our hardwood floors are manufactured to meet the most stringent environmental and health safety standards. To exemplify this, most of our engineered hardwood flooring products are FloorScore and CARB-II certified.
Q: I HAVE KIDS AND PETS, SHOULD I INSTALL HARDWOOD FLOORS?
We have put a lot of efforts into making our hardwood flooring products durable and safe for you. But bear in mind, all hardwood floors will inevitably be prone to show the wear from traffic over time. By comparison, vinyl and laminate floors are better suited for high traffic spaces.
Q: WILL MY HARDWOOD FLOOR HAVE COLOR VARIATIONS?
Yes. Part of the appeal of an authentic hardwood floor is its natural variations of color, texture, characters, and grains. Depending on the raw material’s grading, species, and its ability to absorb stain, the end product can have varying degrees of color variations. For the best visual effect, shuffle planks from several cartons and do not install boards that vary greatly in colour next to one another. We do our best to give consumers a true representation of the end product through sample boards in showrooms, but it is not always possible.
Q: WHERE CAN MY HARDWOOD FLOORING BE INSTALLED?
Solid hardwood floors can be installed on and above grade, not below grade. Engineered floors can be installed on, above or below grade, as well as in high rise buildings. Regardless where the hardwood floor is installed, for optimal performance, the ambient condition requirements must be met at all times. For more information, refer to our reps in order to Install and ask for Maintenance details.
Q: WILL THE COLOR OF MY HARDWOOD FLOOR CHANGE OVERTIME? IS IT NORMAL? WHAT SHOULD I DO?
Gradual color change is completely normal for a hardwood floor. Much like any natural wood, your hardwood will change color after being exposed to oxidation and lights. Most people find the natural patina of a gracefully aged floor quite appealing. The key thing to remember is this process should be gradual and even. Any intense exposure to natural and/or artificial lights will accelerate the color changing process, and may result in uneven patches of discoloration. To avoid such problem, limit exposure to direct light sources, and move area rugs/furniture around to ensure a more even color change.
Q: CAN MY HARDWOOD FLOOR BE SANDED AND REFINISHED IF IT GETS SCRATCHED, DENTED, OR DAMAGED?
Technically, all of our solid hardwood floors and any engineered hardwood floors with “wear layer” of 4mm or more can be sanded, if necessary. However, refinishing any surface will void your warranty. Hand-scraped and/or wire-brushed finishes not only add depths and characters to the look, but also are designed to make scratches/dents less apparent. If you were to sand/refinish, these surface characters will disappear and will be extremely costly and difficult to recreate them. Also, consider the harmful chemical fumes, the mess, and the costs associated with sanding and refinishing. If scratches and dents are big concerns to you, consider Cosmaroma's laminate or vinyl flooring.