Laminate Flooring vs. Hardwood: Which is the Right Choice for You?

By Jessi | March 18, 2024 |
Laminate Flooring. Laminate Floor samples On Black Board Background.

Choosing the right flooring for your home is important as it impacts the aesthetics and plays a significant role in your space’s overall functionality and value. Two popular flooring options that are often considered are laminate and hardwood.  In this blog post, we, Ottawa Diamond Flooring, will explore the key differences between the two and…

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Budget-Friendly Hardwood Flooring Options: Finding Quality and Affordability in Ottawa

By Jessi | February 21, 2024 |
Hardwood Flooring. Small Color Sample Boards.

If you want to upgrade your home’s flooring without breaking the bank, hardwood flooring can be a great choice. Not only does it add warmth and beauty to any space, but it also increases the value of your home.  However, finding budget-friendly hardwood flooring options in Ottawa can sometimes be challenging. Luckily, Ottawa Diamond Flooring…

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Flooring Trends in Ottawa: A Comprehensive Look at What’s Hot and What’s Not

By Jessi | November 27, 2023 |
Flooring Trends, Modern Living Room Interior With New Floor.

One of the most impactful design elements in any home is the flooring. It fundamentally influences the aesthetics and functional utility of every room. Like any aspect of interior design, flooring trends evolve, shaped by technological shifts, cultural changes, and aesthetic-driven preferences.  At Ottawa Diamond Flooring, we pride ourselves on staying ahead of the trends…

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Hardwood Flooring: Navigating the Options for Ottawa Homeowners

By Jessi | November 26, 2023 |
Hardwood flooring. Salesman With Flooring Samples In Hands.

Hardwood flooring has showcased its prowess for centuries in transforming homes into sanctuaries of warmth, sophistication, and timeless appeal. Its allure lies not only in the innate charm of the natural material but also in the substantial range of options – each offering unique aesthetic and functional benefits.  Whether you desire solid hardwood’s classical appeal…

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Hardwood Flooring on a Budget: Tips for Affordable Options and Installation

By Jessi | November 5, 2023 |
Top view of a man installing planks of hardwood floor design

Down the corridors of home design across the ages, hardwood flooring has stood out for its grandeur, resilience, and striking magnificence. Its proven ability to imbue any space with a certain timeless elegance while promising long-lasting durability has made it a darling of many homeowners. However, cost considerations often weigh heavily on the choice to…

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The Inspiring Guide to Flooring Maintenance: Tips, Techniques, and Expert Insight

By Jessi | October 2, 2023 |
Flooring Maintenance Young Woman Cleaning Hardwood Floor

Flooring can make or break the overall aesthetic of a home, as it provides the foundation for all other interior elements. To ensure your floor stays looking and feeling as good as new, it’s important to follow the correct maintenance and care techniques.  At Ottawa Diamond Flooring, we’ve compiled an extensive Dos and Don’ts guide…

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Elegant Hardwood Flooring: A Timeless Choice for Your Home

By Jessi | September 1, 2023 |
Hardwood Flooring Of Different Colors

Hardwood flooring, When choosing the right flooring for your home, the vast array of options can sometimes be overwhelming. Each type has a unique blend of appeal, texture, and durability.  However, one particular kind of flooring has stood the test of time and continues to be a popular choice among homeowners: Hardwood.  This blog post…

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Unlocking the Potential of Luxury Vinyl Planks Finding the Perfect Flooring Solution

By Jessi | August 31, 2023 |
Luxury vinyl planks selection

Unlocking the Potential of Luxury Vinyl Planks, When it comes to renovating your home, choosing the right flooring can be daunting. With so many options on the market – from hardwood and laminate to tile and carpet – finding the perfect flooring solution that suits your needs, style, and budget can be challenging. However, there…

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How are hardwood floors made?

By Jessi | July 26, 2023 |
hardwood floors Sample Boards

When you think of hardwood floors, you probably picture something beautiful and solid. The wood is strong, durable and has a long lifespan.  But how exactly is it made? The process starts with choosing the right type of wood for your floor. Then, the wood goes through an extensive process before being installed in your…

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Luxury Vinyl vs. Hardwood Floors

By Jessi | July 26, 2023 |
Worker Joining Vinyl Floor Covering During Home Renovation

  The debate between hardwood and vinyl floors has raged on for decades. Each material has unique pros and cons, but the choice depends on what’s most important to you on a floor. Wood Floors If you want hardwood floors, you’ll want to know what makes them great. Wood is naturally beautiful, and it can…

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Hardwood Flooring: Sanding, Sealing, & Staining

By Jessi | June 6, 2023 |
Hardwood Flooring being sanded

Hardwood flooring is a beautiful addition to any home. They are durable, timeless, and can add value to your property. However, it would be best to care for them properly to keep them looking their best. This includes regular maintenance, such as sanding, sealing, and staining. In this blog, we will discuss the importance of…

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Hardwood Floor Buying Tips

By Jessi | February 13, 2023 |
Hardwood floor in open floor plan home

Hardwood floors are a timeless addition to any home or business. But just because they’re classic doesn’t mean they’re easy to install. Hardwood flooring comes in wide varieties, so you’ll want to ensure that you choose the right type for your space and budget before shopping around. Here are some tips on what to look…

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What are the pros and cons of installing carpet in a new home?

By Jessi | April 7, 2022 |
installing carpet

Carpet is one of the most popular choices for new homes. Around 50% of floors in homes in Canada and the US are carpeted. Like everything in life, there are pros and cons of carpets. In this informative guide, we’ll explore the advantages and disadvantages to help you choose the perfect flooring for your home. …

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Why do wood floors make noise?

By Jessi | April 4, 2022 |
Why do wood floors make noise?

Hardwood floors are among the most popular flooring type for homeowners. They add character to your home, and their durability increases your curb appeal. Relators estimate the ROI for wood flooring is 70-80 percent. It can increase your home’s resale value by over two percent.  Wood floors have also been known to last a long…

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What is the best flooring for stairs?

By Jessi | April 4, 2022 |
flooring for stairs

Your staircase is a focal point in your home. It’s also a high-traffic area. Finding the best type of stair flooring can be a challenge. You want to find something that enhances the character and charm of your dwelling and something that ensures your loved ones are safe as they maneuver through your home.  While…

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Flooring options for your home office

By Jessi | March 7, 2022 |
Flooring options for your home office

Most organizations plan to let employees work from home at least some of the time. One study found that over 30 percent of Canadians were working remotely in 2021. That is a huge leap from just four percent in 2016. As of Feb. 2021, there were 3.1 million Canadians working from home. Over 60 percent…

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Red Oak vs White Oak Flooring

By Jessi | January 25, 2022 |

When it comes to hardwood flooring, oak is one of the more popular choices. It’s known for its durability and attractive appearance. Oak is also one of the types of hardwood flooring that is easy to find. But did you know that there are two different types of oak flooring? That’s right. When choosing your…

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What is the best wood for hardwood floors?

By Jessi | October 21, 2021 |

Hardwood flooring is one of the best renovation changes you can make to your home. Researchers have found that you can get a strong ROI by adding hardwood to your home. Over half of home buyers reported looking for a property with hardwood installed and are willing to pay more. But did you know that…

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Winter Care for Your Hardwood Floors

By Jessi | September 20, 2021 |
Winter Care for Your Hardwood Floors - Ottawa Diamond Flooring

Hardwood flooring can create a feeling of warmth in any room. And, if well maintained, it is something that can last a long time. Caring for your hardwood floor in the winter requires a little extra time and effort. Here are some tips for ensuring your hardwood looks its best all winter long.  Know What…

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Hardwood Flooring ROI: The Resale Value of Hardwood Flooring

By Jessi | August 27, 2021 |
Hardwood Flooring ROI-The Resale Value of Hardwood Flooring-Ottawa Diamond Flooring

Hardwood Flooring is still in fashion. It is an attractive flooring option for any space because it is pretty simple to clean, looks beautiful, and is a healthy choice for those with allergies or asthma. Hardwood is loved for its ability to bring warmth, and did you know it can also increase your home’s resale…

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7 Things You Need to Know About Engineered Hardwood

By Jessi | April 16, 2021 |
Luxurious living room with engineered hardwood

For a lot of homeowners, engineered hardwood is a popular choice for those needing top-quality hardwood flooring. Hardwood flooring is always a good choice for those who have young children running about the place and perhaps those with pets too. There are plenty of benefits that can come with having this type of flooring in…

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Hardwood vs. Laminate Flooring. Which one is best for you?

By Jessi | February 2, 2021 |
furnished living room with hardwood flooring

Every single home deserves to be moulded in the eye of the owner. Each home should also look beautiful and be kept in the best possible condition. There are so many different aspects that one should look to personalize or improve, so you’ll have a lot of work on your hands as a homeowner looking…

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How to Fix scratches on Hardwood Floors

By Super Admin | November 11, 2020 |
How to fix scratches on hardwood floors

Scratches and imperfections on hardwood floors can detract from the beauty of the wood and increase the risk of further wear and tear. In this guide, we’ll explore effective ways to clean scratches and keep hardwood flooring in pristine condition. Hardwood floors are renowned for their stunning, rustic aesthetic and they make a fabulous addition…

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How to Install New Flooring

By Super Admin | August 17, 2020 |
How to install flooring

Thinking of adding a new layer of style to your home, a hardwood floor is certainly the way to go about starting this exciting new chapter. Homeowners who are searching for hardwood floors want elegance, strength and a traditional look to their home. It’s a timeless style to have a hardwood floor in your home,…

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What Flooring is Best for Kitchens

By Jessi | July 28, 2020 |
Kitchen Flooring

If you are thinking about changing up your kitchen flooring, you might be wondering what the best option is, or at least, how you can choose the best flooring. In this article, that’s exactly what we’re going to be looking at. We’re going to be taking a look at some of the factors that you…

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Consider the Direction of Your Hardwood Flooring

By Jessi | May 24, 2018 |

So, you’ve decided that you want to upgrade your hardwood floors, and you have already started to explore the options in terms of materials, finishes, widths and general looks. However, have you also considered the direction of the flooring? This is not a question homeowners often ponder when first considering new floors, but it is…

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5 Tips for Preventing Hardwood Floor Fading

By Jessi | October 13, 2017 |
5 Tips for Preventing Hardwood Floor Fading

As hardwood floors age, they do change a bit in appearance. Natural hardwood is a beautiful addition to any home, but because it is natural, it will undergo some changes due to light exposure, chemical exposure, and regular wear and tear. For many homeowners, the fading color of their hardwood floors is a beautiful thing,…

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