BENEFITS TO YOU

Expect to pay less, up to 30% less on TKO Flooring’s

incredible selection of designer bamboo, cork, hardwood, and laminate floors. At TKO we save our customers hundreds and often thousands ofdollars on their projects by reducing costs for combined product purchase and installation packages. Remove the guesswork. Schedule your in home consultation today.

 

Eco- Options
Many clients today are eco-savvy and concerned with sustainability. They tend to be aware of the impact that their purchase decisions play in the bigger picture of environmental responsibility and want to know what flooring products get the highest marks.

 

Why you will want to replace carpets.

EPA studies have shown that indoor pollutant levels can be two to five times higher than they are outside. To find the source of many of these pollutants, just glance down. Installation of new carpet and flooring can fill the air with hundreds of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), including known and suspected carcinogens like formaldehyde and benzene. It can take years for these substances to dissipate. In addition, carpets are often treated with toxic chemicals for mothproofing or to repel soil and moisture. Carpeting is also notorious for trapping toxic lawn chemicals, VOCs, and allergens tracked in from outside. Discarded carpets and rugs, the majority of which contain nylons and other petroleum products, will sit in
landfills for 20,000 years!

 

While carpets and rugs can be responsibly purchased and installed, the most eco-friendly flooring option is often avoiding them altogether.

Here are some of the best alternatives:

  • Hardwood Floors: For home-owners sold on traditional hardwood floors, the Forest Stewardship Council can make sure that your lumber comes from sustainably managed forests. Dozens of types of wood are produced in FSCcertified forests in which the trees are regenerated, biodiversity is conserved, and air and water quality are preserved. FSC-certified wood flooring comes in hundreds of different shades and styles.
  • Cork: While softwoods are rarely considered ideal flooring material, cork is an excellent choice for many reasons. The natural elasticity of cork makes these floors especially comfortable; the wood provides thermal and acoustic insulation; and the durable floors recover well from marks left by furniture or high heels. The floors are also hypo-allergenic, so they won’t attract dust; are fire-resistant; and can even serve as a natural insect repellant. Better yet, the floors are produced using the bark of the cork oak tree, which grows back every three years. Contact the Natural Cork Limited Company for more information.
  • Bamboo: Bamboo, a popular green flooring option, is 13 percent harder than maple and 27 percent harder than northern red oak, so it lasts longer and can withstand more use than conventional hardwood floors. The floors are naturally resistant to water, mildew, and insects, and they are sustainable since bamboo grows quickly and abundantly.

 

If you must use carpets or rugs look for those made of light weight natural fibres or recycled materials and consider a cork under-layer or recycled rags instead of the old style padding

Cork

To those we recommend one of the many Cork and Bamboo products as well as some of the hardwoods harvested from managed forests.
Cork is warm under foot, easy to clean, very durable and is harvested without killing the tree.
Ratings

  • comfort – 10
  • general durability – 8
  • cleanability – 8 (possible depending on finish)
  • ease of installation – 9
  • resilience (memory) – 10
  • acoustics – 8
  • fashion/beauty factor – 10
  • overall performance – 8
  • Vinyl Tile

 

Choosing the Tile

Vinyl tile are usually 12″ x 12″, so each covers exactly 1 square foot of floor. Prices range from about 75 cents to $3 each, and you can expect the more expensive tiles to stay good looking longer. The better grades of tiles come with 15 or even 20-year warranties.

 

Estimating quantities of tiles needed to do a job is pretty straightforward. Measure your room’s length and width and multiply the measurements together. (For example, a 10 foot by 12 foot room is 10 x 12 = 120 square feet, so you will need 120 tiles.)

 

Tiles come pre-packaged in boxes of 10 or 12, so just calculate the number of boxes of your chosen tile necessary to cover 120 square feet. It’s actually a good idea to get some extra tiles just in case something happens in the future and you need to replace a tile – your color or pattern may not be available a few years down the road.

 

PRODUCTS

TKO Floors gets all of its flooring products directly from time tested wholesalers, manufacturers or mills so we can pass the savings on to you. Our business focus is mainly on the installation of the products and we offer the products more as a courtesy to our valued clientele.

 

Solid Hardwoods- A massive amount of beautiful and durable hardwood choices are available in a numerous styles, fnishes and colours to add warmth, charm and elegance to any space. 

The longevity of these types of floors is incredible and when damaged or worn down, you can rejuvinate the surface time and time again. Once it gets damaged or you want to change the colour, you can sand it and refinish it to look like new with a perfectly uniform surface. The dustless systems we use make the task easier to deal with than those from the days of old too.

With the newest floor finishing technologies, the quality of your floor can literally be better than new, harder more scratch resistant and the perfect colour and sheen to match your present or future tastes. 

Solid hardwoods are the only type of flooring that come in either finished or un-finished varieties. The un-finished products offer the possibility to apply custom colours and are sometimes a more convenient option especially in new constructions.

There could be a treasure hiding beneath your old carpet in a hardwood floor that just needs a makeover to restore it to its former glory.

Please call and make an appointment for us to bring the samples to you.

 

Engineered Hardwoods- Engineered hardwoods are real hardwood veneers fastened to a plywood core. These products are designed to be installed over concrete subfloors either by gluing down or floated. Like their thicker cousins they too can also be refinished, just not as often. The additional benefits inherent in engineered hardwood is that they are designed for areas where humidity changes can be expected, come in a greater variety of sizes, are less expensive than solids and are generally faster and easier to install.

 

Laminates- Laminates are very affordable, durable, stylish. Being the quickest to install and with some of the lowest prices of all flooring makes laminate a smart choice for homes with high traffic, kids, pets, renters, offices, commercial spaces, etc.

Recent advancements in technology have resulted in vast improvements to the better laminates ability to withstand impact, scratches and even water. 

Laminates come in varying thicknesses and widths, textures and colours. The thickest offer the best rigidity and most closely mimic the feel of real hardwoods. There are aqua-lock laminates that can even be installed in water prone areas where it would unwise to install real hardwoods. Areas like kitchens, bathrooms and laundry rooms normally covered with tile or vinyl can now be effectively covered in laminates.

 

Corks- Cork floors are known for their hypo-allergenic properties as well as for being silent and comfortable with the naturally ability to be dent resistant. Cork planks and tiles are designed to be used in floating or glue down installations. These products are made from the bark of cork oak trees which naturally de-bark every 9 years. When applied over a cork under layer it offers the best in comfort and eco-friendly flooring.

 

Commercial- We can also supply products with thicker protective surface coatings and longer ware guarantees which are designed for high traffic and commercial applications.