Things to Consider When It’s Time for New Floors

A well-maintained hardwood floor can last your home a lifetime. Eventually, however, there’s only so much resurfacing, maintenance, and repairs that can be done before it’s finally time for a replacement. If that time has come for you, there are a few things you should keep in mind! Knowing the Signs In order to be
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Acclimation: Knowing Your Interior Environment

Many of the most important factors at play in caring for your floor are categorized as aspects of your interior environment. This is one of several reasons why temperature, humidity, and the concept of acclimation are so important! Your Floors and Their Environment As you may know, the process of choosing the right wood flooring
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Supplier Spotlight: Vintage Hardwood Flooring

Keeping our clients informed on the sources of our products is one of our favorite ways to both remain transparent as a business and promote the best business practices in hardwood flooring. So far, our Supplier Spotlight series has covered many dedicated vendors including Wide Plank, Kentwood, and TORLYS. Next up is Toronto’s Vintage Hardwood
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Key Associations: The NWFA

In addition to doing business with only the best suppliers in the industry, Smith Bros. is proud to be affiliated some of the most reputable flooring, building, and hardwood associations in North America. For this week’s blog, we’d like to introduce you to the National Wood Flooring Association, a leading non-profit organization in our trade!
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Supplier Spotlight: TORLYS

If you’re looking for an affordable DIY approach to flooring while maintaining high quality and beauty throughout your interior, floating floors offer this and more. These happen to be a specialty of Mississauga-based flooring company TORLYS, this month’s featured supplier! The Freedom of Floating If your home or commercial space is in need of gorgeous
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98 Years of Smith Bros: How Things Have Changed

This year, Smith Bros. is very happy to be celebrating our 98th year in business. The world of hardwood flooring has gone through many incredible changes, so here are just a few of the developments to our craft that stand out for us as we look back. A Changing World Many global factors have contributed
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Supplier Spotlight: Kentwood Floors

As usual, Smith Bros is eager to shed some light on the businesses that we’ve established great working relationships with. We’re proud to work with a variety of dedicated and highly knowledgeable flooring specialists who share our values and Kentwood Floors is no exception. They’re a Canadian flooring supplier with an eye for beauty, quality,
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Do You Need to Replace Your Floors, or Just Refinish?

If your hardwood flooring has been there long enough, you may have begun to notice some wear and tear. The big question is whether you need a full replacement or just a professional refinish. Here are a few ways you can tell the difference. Age Longevity will vary widely between floor types and environmental factors.
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Supplier Spotlight: Wide Plank Hardwood

You may have read our earlier blog on the excellent Mississauga-based supplier TORLYS, with its focus on community and environmentally-conscious distribution process. Our relationships with our suppliers are very important in what we do, so we’d like to introduce you to another: Wide Plank Hardwood in Chilliwack, BC. The Authentic Look The best hardwood flooring
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The Right Flooring for You: What to Keep in Mind

Choosing the right hardwood flooring is a great opportunity to apply your knowledge about your home. Visual preferences will vary from person to person, but here are a few practical questions that will come up in the process. What Am I Working With? You’ll have two main choices in types of hardwood flooring: solid and
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Client Testimonials

Linda and I wanted to thank you for the excellentjob you and your colleagues did in refinishing our hardwood Íloors. As you know, We have a lot of hardwood and dreaded the thought of refìnishing it. To our pleasant surprise, your dustless sanding system was extremely effective and We had virtually no dust in the house whatsoever. Your crews were very courteous and stuck religiously to the schedule you had laid out for us before the work began. The finished product looks wonderful and We couldn…
Jim & Linda Brown, Calgary