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Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2017-02-02, 09:56 PM
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Replace it! The flooring guy probably doesn't...

Replace it! The flooring guy probably doesn't want to do it because it's a tedious job & he doesn't feel like doing it! And no, replacing individual pieces will not affect the integrity of the...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2017-01-28, 01:04 PM
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You're welcome :)

You're welcome :)
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2016-12-04, 02:01 PM
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The temperature does not matter as much as...

The temperature does not matter as much as humidity. You should consult with the manufacturer. Otherwise the range for solid is 40-50%. Engineered 35-60% or higher but that depends on what type...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2016-04-07, 07:41 PM
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The stairs should be resanded by the builder with...

The stairs should be resanded by the builder with holes filled and all debris removed. It's normal to have boards replaced. If they are badly dented yes have them replaced. If done right, it...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2016-03-16, 12:10 AM
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You would need to call few Mirage dealers in GTA...

You would need to call few Mirage dealers in GTA to get an idea on prices, I can't help you with that unfortunately. But it might be worth it especially if you are getting larger amount & the...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2016-03-15, 02:58 AM
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Engineered hardwood is a great option, it's...

Engineered hardwood is a great option, it's more stable with humidity changes especially in wider planks vs solid wood. You just have to shop around for better prices but because you're in...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2016-02-05, 07:14 AM
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You can just purchase wood from them and can hire...

You can just purchase wood from them and can hire someone else to install it if you want. No you want to purchase pre-finished wood not unfinished! Are you not having the builder stain the...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2016-02-05, 07:09 AM
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Posted By patrob
For solid wood yes that's on the low side. ...

For solid wood yes that's on the low side. Confirm with Mirage what humidity you should keep. I assume floor was installed recently? If so, did you discuss all of this with them?
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2016-02-03, 04:11 PM
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+1 Exactly, not much you can do now...

+1

Exactly, not much you can do now except keep proper humidity levels between 40-50% for solid wood. And not sure why link doesn't work, opens for me :D
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2016-02-03, 09:37 AM
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lol Did you just close your house? I assumed...

lol Did you just close your house? I assumed it's a new house from the builder...

Sounds like you don't have a digital hygrometer which you need in order to measure your humidity levels in...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2016-02-02, 09:48 PM
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Question What is your current humidity in the house? ...

What is your current humidity in the house? What does your hygrometer show? Even if your humidity is fine you may still see gapping over heat runs or close to vents. The humps every 4 ft...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2016-02-02, 09:42 PM
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Hard to say what they are doing. Maybe someone...

Hard to say what they are doing. Maybe someone just wrote down the wrong name on the sample? But even with Mirage I have seen builders make custom colours just for them. I would definitely...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2016-02-02, 09:37 PM
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Posted By patrob
Yes I do :)

Yes I do :)
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2016-02-02, 08:57 AM
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Not familiar with this colour unless it's new or...

Not familiar with this colour unless it's new or it's specially made just for the builder and that size is definitely unusual. You might not find this wood in stores if it's custom made just for...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2016-01-15, 02:31 PM
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Posted By patrob
You're welcome and enjoy all that mopping :D

You're welcome and enjoy all that mopping :D
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2016-01-15, 09:08 AM
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No it's not normal. The floor is supposed to...

No it's not normal. The floor is supposed to look pretty clean. I wouldn't be surprised if the cleaning crew that cleans the houses before occupancy, used the wrong cleaner that leaves residue....
Forum: Basement Finishing and Renovations 2016-01-12, 12:07 AM
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Thumbs up Looks amazing hardwood (love your name by the way...

Looks amazing hardwood (love your name by the way lol) ! One day hopefully we'll finish our basement finally :D
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2015-10-19, 11:36 PM
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Posted By patrob
You'll be fine with just AC! Never had a...

You'll be fine with just AC! Never had a dehumidifier on its own, never felt the need to in a new house. And don't forget a humidifier for the dry winter :)
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2015-10-06, 12:24 AM
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Both brands have been around for many years & are...

Both brands have been around for many years & are decent quality, I believe Kentwood will be little more expensive. Can't really help you with Ottawa contractors. You should be able to find local...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2015-09-15, 11:24 PM
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Posted By patrob
Builders always charge a lot for staining stairs...

Builders always charge a lot for staining stairs but looking at your floorplan you have around 750-800 sq ft of hardwood alone so price is pretty reasonable. The only way you will save $ on stairs...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2015-08-08, 05:08 PM
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Posted By patrob
Thanks for posting, good to know!

Thanks for posting, good to know!
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2015-08-06, 09:41 PM
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Posted By patrob
Thumbs up I also agree about handscraped hardwood with kids...

I also agree about handscraped hardwood with kids & dogs! Or even wirebrushed low gloss, just not shiny :D
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2015-08-06, 09:39 PM
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Posted By patrob
Honestly the Northern Solid Sawn product is...

Honestly the Northern Solid Sawn product is fairly new & I'm not exactly sure of the difference, best to contact Vintage and ask them to clarify how they differ.
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2015-07-30, 06:53 PM
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Posted By patrob
That does sound expensive. I recommend to go on...

That does sound expensive. I recommend to go on the dealer list & just call around their dealers & compare. For sure in TO will be cheaper.
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2015-07-17, 07:44 PM
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Posted By patrob
Most of the wood usually expands width wise but...

Most of the wood usually expands width wise but if it's cut from a diff. part of the tree may also expand & contract length wise. Things like this were considered due to poor installation & that...
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