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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 9:40 pm 
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GaryPlusShirley wrote:
Hi patrob,

First off, thank you for moderating this thread - great resource and we've both learned a lot from you.

We're closing in December 2014 on our first home! It's in Brampton, Mount Pleasant phase 7.

Like many others' and your advice we're also going to be opting for the Mattamy stairs but sourcing out a vendor for after closing hardwood floors to keep costs down. Our plan is to find a vendor in parallel of closing so that we can have someone in place asap-after closing to install the hardwood floors before be move all the appliances and furniture in.

Can you provide a rough quote from a floorplan?
http://www.mattamyhomes.com/GTA/Communi ... rkston.pdf

What stain do I tell Mattamy so it can be easily matched?
We want that near-black brown - not sure if that's helpful in terms of wood but you posted an image here :
http://www.hawthornevillager.com/phpbb/ ... f=2&t=9886

we were thinking of just doing the ground floor including kitchen and dining room.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Thanks again for a great resource for home owners!

Hi:

Sorry for the delayed reply, just noticed the question now :-)

If you like the colour of that pic, choose either Espresso stain or Baroque. Both are dark brown, Espresso is slightly darker. I will send you more details soon.

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sbd wrote:
Hi Patrob,

Hope you have been well !

Hoping you can provide your professional advice, 5" Vintage Handscraped White Oak in Buckingham vs Hickory Moorea Pearl.
What is your preference & do you have any pictures you can share from previous installations ?

Thanks so much :D

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Don't have any pics of the Moorea, fairly new colour. Will have to see if I can find any Buckingham pics. Personally I prefer darker brown colours or even Gotham is very popular.

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shk wrote:
Hi, Patrob. It took me a couple of days to read this whole thread and it was very useful to get some idea about hardwood floors. I was so amazed you have so many positive feedbacks from your clients.

I have a few questions about hardwood and laminate floors about my new home.
I bought Mattamy home recently in Milton and my closing day is Aug 21(hopefully no delay). My home is including hardwood floor on 1st floor with oak stairs.
I want either hardwood or laminate floor on the second floor except the laundry room, bathroom, and ensuite bath on the master bedroom because we don't like the carpet.
My home floor plan is

http://www.mattamyhomes.com/GTA/Communi ... bleton.pdf

We upgraded 4th bedroom in lieu of loft.

1. Could you give me quote for laminate floor with installation including other materials? Or how much is just installation fee if I buy laminate from somewhere like Costco or Home depot?
How is the quality of laminate floor from Costco?
2. If I choose hardwood floor like mirage or vintage brand engineered hardwood, how much is hardwood and installation fee?
3. How much is carpet removal?
4. Since my closing is on Thursday, can you start on Friday? How long does it take to install either laminate or hardwood floor?
5. Can you estimate total area to install hardwood/laminate floor based on the floor plan? (I estimated around 600ft2)

Thanks,

From past experience we rarely installed laminate on 2nd floor (mostly basements), most people go for hardwood or they leave carpets. Obviously hardwood will have better resale value vs. laminate. Costco laminate is ok, we installed it a few times but also removed it to install hardwood floors lol I will send you more info.


Hi patrob,

My questions are similar to Shk. I got the exact same model and my closing is in September 2015. I realize that hardwood holds more value than laminate but I'm curious to know the pricing for both on my second floor level. All areas need to be in hardwood/laminate besides the laundry room and both bathrooms. A low to high range for engineered hardwood and laminate would be greatly appreciated. Also a breakdown of the cost in terms of installation/labour/materials would be great too.

Another question is.. for the oak stairs do you recommend any good carpet runners that don't take away the beauty of the stairs? I have really small kids and i'm afraid when they start learning how to walk they might slip on them if they are wearing socks. I've had an experience in the past where I fell down the stairs.. ouch.

Thank you!

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ssqmm wrote:
Hi patrob,

My questions are similar to Shk. I got the exact same model and my closing is in September 2015. I realize that hardwood holds more value than laminate but I'm curious to know the pricing for both on my second floor level. All areas need to be in hardwood/laminate besides the laundry room and both bathrooms. A low to high range for engineered hardwood and laminate would be greatly appreciated. Also a breakdown of the cost in terms of installation/labour/materials would be great too.

Another question is.. for the oak stairs do you recommend any good carpet runners that don't take away the beauty of the stairs? I have really small kids and i'm afraid when they start learning how to walk they might slip on them if they are wearing socks. I've had an experience in the past where I fell down the stairs.. ouch.

Thank you!


You can install a carpet runner if you prefer but if you decide to take it off later on once kids get older, you will be left with some holes and some damage to the stairs so you might have to refinish the treads. I found that sometimes stairs with carpets tend to be more slippery than without. Will send you more info.

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We are looking to move into a Heathwood townhome to live then sell within a year. I would love to remove the carpet ground floor, stairs and upstairs to put in a hand scraped laminate. Approx 3.50 sq ft. What are your concerns if any about laminate and how do we match the stairs up with laminate? We are not looking to spend a ton so any advice would be appreciated. Can u or will u give referrals?
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Namkia wrote:
We are looking to move into a Heathwood townhome to live then sell within a year. I would love to remove the carpet ground floor, stairs and upstairs to put in a hand scraped laminate. Approx 3.50 sq ft. What are your concerns if any about laminate and how do we match the stairs up with laminate? We are not looking to spend a ton so any advice would be appreciated. Can u or will u give referrals?
Thanks


You mean you have 350 sq ft of all floor to do or price of the laminate is $3.50 sq ft?? If you are not looking to spend a lot of money then you have to forget about changing your carpeted stairs to hardwood since that will be very $$$! Stick to only main floor as that will give the biggest impact but might be a better investment if you go with lower priced hardwood vs laminate as many home buyers "perceive" laminate as a cheap makeover & people much rather see hardwood floors instead. Are you planning to install the laminate yourself?

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I posted this question another thread before finding this one which seems more appropriate. Does anyone know if Mattamy offers Engineered hard wood? If so, what are the prices like per square ft. ?
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crazyfurniture wrote:
I posted this question another thread before finding this one which seems more appropriate. Does anyone know if Mattamy offers Engineered hard wood? If so, what are the prices like per square ft. ?
Thanks.

They always offered Vintage solid sawn engineered unless something changed.

Their prices were always higher than if you were to install the same floors after closing. Unless you already have standard hardwood included and just want to upgrade, then go with the builder otherwise it will cost less to do it after closing. That's how builders make $$$!

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Thank you so much Patrob. Currently Mattamy includes laminate in my living/dining room and carpet on the stairs and all throughout the upstairs. I would like to replace these with the most basic hardwood I can find. In total it's about 600 sq ft plus the stairs. Can you suggest any installers in the Toronto area who I can contact for quotes?

Also should I ask Mattamy to install carpet in the areas that I will have laminate. Maybe this will be easier to rip out before installing the hardwood after closing?


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crazyfurniture wrote:
Thank you so much Patrob. Currently Mattamy includes laminate in my living/dining room and carpet on the stairs and all throughout the upstairs. I would like to replace these with the most basic hardwood I can find. In total it's about 600 sq ft plus the stairs. Can you suggest any installers in the Toronto area who I can contact for quotes?

Also should I ask Mattamy to install carpet in the areas that I will have laminate. Maybe this will be easier to rip out before installing the hardwood after closing?


Laminate is fairly easy to remove and you could still re-use it in the basement etc. (if gently removed). I highly recommend to upgrade the stairs to hardwood through the builder, comes out cheaper than after closing. You can try to ask them to install carpet vs laminate (unless it's in the kitchen) but iI have a feeling they might refuse lol But you'll be fine if they install laminate.

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Hi everyone,

We're thinking about choosing a grayish colour hardwood through mattamy.
It's between Rocky Coast Red Oak and Gray's Harbour Oak

Has anyone chosen either of these?
Any pictures to share?

One of these is in the Milton Design Centre but hard to imagine what it looks like in an actual home.

Also, any thoughts on the gray colours vs dark from a maintenance standpoint?
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Sting wrote:
Hi everyone,

We're thinking about choosing a grayish colour hardwood through mattamy.
It's between Rocky Coast Red Oak and Gray's Harbour Oak

Has anyone chosen either of these?
Any pictures to share?

One of these is in the Milton Design Centre but hard to imagine what it looks like in an actual home.

Also, any thoughts on the gray colours vs dark from a maintenance standpoint?
Thanks!


I'm not exactly familiar with those particular colours but grey colours in general are very popular now so you can't go wrong. We have dark brown floors so you can see dust/breadcrumbs etc on it right away. So all off these would be less visible on grey colour floor especially the dust lol But whether you go with grey or dark brown floors, those are two very popular choices :)

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