Maple Flooring


I would like to put Maple Hardwood flooring in our house in Canada. Does any one know where the prices are good in B.C. for hardwood flooring? Also I was considering using Bamboo flooring Except they use allot of Formaldehyde in the glues. Any feedback?
Anami
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Don't know much about Bamboo, except that they're saying it's environmentally friendly because it grows so quickly.
I'm located in Alberta, and can get a decent maple hardwood, 3/4", for $4.00-$5.00 per foot. You can spend more or less than that, but at that price, I get a decent quality wood, pieces that are random length and between 18" - 60", and a relatively durable finish. Sometimes you might get lucky and find a discontinued colour lot, or a special milling, for less money. Even the big box stores have some deals out there from time to time.
If you're getting stained maple, don't forget to ask that all of the boxes come from the same stain lot, and always work from several open boxes at once in case there's some colour variation.
Good luck!
Maurice
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maurice wrote:

Yes I read that also. Then when I went to buy some I found out there is allot of Glue used.

I was hoping to find some for about 3.00 per foot due to the large volume.

I saw some for 2.15 per foot but it was all around 24 inches long. I thought it would look mish mash in a large room. I would like some 6 foot lengths. I still talk in inches and am not metric yet !

I will check that out.

I guess it takes awhile to come across the deals.

Thank you so much for the tip. Would not have thought of it !

How kind of you !

Anami
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I'm in Powell River, BC. We have a place called Theiden Forest products, Not sure about that spelling, could look it up if you were interested, they make and sell maple, alder, fir, flooring, last time I checked it was $3.25 sq. ft. for 2 1/2" maple, unfinished. I work in a lot of new houses, look great, contractors love it.

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Anami wrote:

I worried about that too. Also I don't see how you can refinish stuff that is held together with glue instead of being sold.
I found some information on the pros and cons of doing this here. You may find it helpful.
<http://www.saferbuilding.com/info/factsheet.php?id úct-flor-matl-000>
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