Carpet vs. Laminate, LVT, Cork, or Hardwood


When you are trying to decide between new carpet and hard surface flooring such as Luxury Vinyl Plank or Tile (LVT), Laminate, Cork, Solid or Engineered Hardwood Flooring – there are many things to consider. In which rooms are you installing new flooring? How much traffic is expected in the new flooring area? Do you
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How to Choose the Best Flooring Underlayment


One of the most common questions we get regarding the purchase of a new floor is “Which flooring underlayment should I use?” There are many options available today – with as many possible uses. Let us help you decide which is the most suitable for your space. Knowing which type of flooring you will have
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Flooring Protection Underlayment and Subfloor

Subfloor and Underlayment are important things to consider when it comes to purchasing flooring for either your residential or commercial property. Floor protection is also worth using to anytime renovations are being done in your home. SUBFLOOR: The subfloor is the material installed underneath an interior floor (hardwood, engineered, vinyl or laminate) It is the
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How Can Moisture & Humidity Affect Your Hardwood Flooring

Depending on the region that you live in, summertime might bring more than backyard BBQs, camping, gardening or relaxing by the pool side. Summer can also bring high humidity in some regions and adversely dryness, especially in Alberta. If you have hardwood floors, understanding the humidity levels in your home is important when it comes
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Common Signs That You Should Replace Your Backyard Fence


Common Signs That You Should Replace Your Old Fence Summer time is the ideal season for fence repairs or replacements. If you are wondering if it’s time, consider some of these commons signs before you tackling your outdoor project. If your house, cabin, rental, or commercial property has an old fence that has been there
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Benefits of Penofin ® Wood Finishing Product

Benefits of Penofin ® Wood Finishing Product - Timbertown - Penofin ® Wood Finishing Product

Penofin ®- Penetrating Oil Finish “The World’s Finest Finishes” TimberTown has been carrying the Penofin® product line for many seasons. Penofin® Ultra Premium Red Label is a one coat solution created to meet the demand for an exterior wood finish that outperforms all other transparent wood stains. The highly-penetrating Brazilian Rosewood Oil base, from sustainably
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Hardwood Floors and the Need to Acclimate

Wood floors

Everyone’s heard of hardwood floors, but that doesn’t mean everyone knows what acclimation is or why it’s important. While your contractor will likely be taking care of everything, we feel that it’s important for homeowners to know and understand how their floor works and how to care for it. That way, fewer mistakes will be
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What to Consider when Starting your DIY Deck Project

What to Consider when Starting your DIY Deck Project - Timbertown - Calgary Wood Materials Experts

There are few additions to a backyard paradise that add as much enjoyment as a deck. While kids may think the lumber and time would be better spent on a play set, a deck is an ideal place for adults to gather. During the summer months, there’s no better place to chat with friends, eat
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What’s the Difference Between an Underlay and a Subfloor?

What’s the Difference Between an Underlay and a Subfloor? - Timbertown - Flooring Experts Calgary

Many Albertan homeowners have heard the terms underlay and subfloor, but unless they work in the flooring or wood industry, they might not know what those words refer to. We’ve even met people who used them interchangeably! But an underlay and a subfloor aren’t the same thing; they have very different jobs and your new
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Timbertown: Using Sustainable Solutions!

Timbertown: Using Sustainable Solutions! - Timbertown - Sustainable Wood Products Calgary

If there’s one thing that everyone can agree on, it’s that we’d like to leave the world in better shape for our kids than it is now. We might not all agree on the best ways to do that, but cutting down fewer trees so that old forests can thrive seems like a pretty solid
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The History of Wood Flooring

The History of Wood Flooring - Timbertown - Hardwood Flooring Calgary

Humans and the use of wooden tools and materials have gone back further than written history. As long as we’ve had semi-permanent dwellings, we’ve been using twigs and wood to make walls, roofs, and floors. Of course, all of this took a lot of time and resources, so even into the 19th century, most of
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All About the Potential Damages your New Floors Faces

All About the Potential Damages your New Floors Faces - Timbertown - Hardwood Floor Experts

You’d been dreaming about it for years. You’ve stressed for days over which precise wood and colour you wanted, but finally, your new floor is installed and perfect. You’re admiring it with a fondness most people reserve for their pets when you realize there’s a long scratch right down your floor. Oh no! What happened?!
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