Flooring Q & A
Our Calgary clients have many questions when finding the perfect floors for their space. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions when picking out new floors.
What are my flooring options?
There is a large range of flooring options on the market and Siena Flooring carries them. Come in to our showroom and take a look at our hardwoods, tiles, corks, carpets, and laminates!
Are some floors better for certain rooms?
Some floors are better for certain spaces. For instance, in a bathroom, tiles are more appropriate than hardwood because excessive moisture damages wood. And a cork floor reduces sounds, so it will make everyone happier in a multi-level house. There are many factors to consider when picking a floor. Talk to Siena’s design team to help you find the right flooring for your room.
I’m sensitive to allergens. What type of flooring should I get?
Stay away from flooring that traps dust, bacteria, and allergens. Wood, cork, tile, and laminate are solid and easy to clean. Cork is even hypoallergenic. If you don’t want to part with carpet, choose a low-pile carpet and clean it regularly.
Will my pets ruin my floor?
Pets are part of the family; they too need to be taken into consideration. You know your pet’s behaviour more than anyone else, so you know whether or not your pet will scratch up your cork floor or tear at your carpet. Keeping your pets brushed and clean, and trimming their nails regularly, will help prevent hair buildup and damage to your floors. Does your pet have accidents? Some floors can handle moisture, and others can’t. Consult with Siena’s flooring experts to find your pet-friendly floor.
How do I choose the best floor for my space?
Some people use the process of elimination. Others talk to flooring experts. Whichever route you take, there are many factors to consider when shopping for the perfect floor: style, use, location, maintenance, and budget. For more information about these factors, read Flooring for Your Lifestyle or contact our experts at Siena Flooring.
Am I limited in my flooring options because of the floor I already have?
Not necessarily. When it comes to installing new flooring over old flooring, the first step is to figure out what type (and sometimes types) of flooring are already under your feet. Depending on your situation, new flooring may be installed directly over your old floors; your old floors may need to be taken out; or, underlay may be placed between the old floor and the new floor. Consult with Siena’s flooring experts for direct help.
Can I install the flooring myself?
Installing flooring yourself is a large undertaking. Our installation crew is experienced and equipped to handle the challenges of floor installation. For installation pricing, contact us.
Is there a lot of maintenance with new floors?
It all depends on the type of flooring you get. With all floors, you want to perform basic cleaning on a weekly basis. But some floors—cork, tile, and carpet—also require yearly upkeep, like waxing, resealing, and shampooing. The better you maintain your flooring, the longer it will last.
I have a tight budget. Can I still get a nice floor?
Absolutely. There are alternatives to higher priced flooring without having to sacrifice style. Siena Flooring has a wide variety of flooring options, and a design team that can help you find the best flooring for your needs and budget. We offer competitive pricing on all our flooring so that you’re guaranteed to walk away satisfied.
Where do I go if I have more questions about flooring?
The Siena Flooring design team would be happy to answer any of your questions. Please phone us, fax us, or email us.