Month: September 2012

How Were Engineered Hardwood Floors Invented?

How Were Engineered Hardwood Floors Invented?

Prior to the second world war most homes in America had solid hardwood flooring.  Homes were built on raised wooden sub-floors which allowed for solid wood to be installed by nailing the planks into the sub-floor. When World War II ended in 1945 all the […]

What Does Greater Stability Mean?

What Does Greater Stability Mean?

By: Urbanfloor Dan Engineered wood floors are real wood floors that are manufactured using three to nine layers of different wood veneers.  The sub layers can be of the same species, or of different species.  The grain of each layer runs in different directions, which […]

Eliminating the Confusion of Engineered Hardwood and Laminate Flooring

Eliminating the Confusion of Engineered Hardwood and Laminate Flooring

By: UrbanfloorDan Soooooo yeah… it’s 10:27pm PST according to the bottom right corner of my laptop on a Monday night as I type this up.  I gotta admit I’m a a lil bit agitated.  You see I just spent the last 15 minutes or so […]

Hardwood Flooring Layout and Positioning

Hardwood Flooring Layout and Positioning

By: UrbanfloorDan Ever see the reality T.V. show Top Chef on the Bravo Network?  Contestants are chefs from all over the country all competing until one of them is chosen as “Top Chef.”  One of the things they are judged on is the presentation of […]

Prestige Oceanfront Resort Sooke, BC

Prestige Oceanfront Resort Sooke, BC

Hyde Park Distribution is entirely 100% Canadian as well as being family-owned & operated, with industry expertise totaling more than 15 years in the hardwood business.  Owner Tom Neaves strives to deliver only the very best customer service and quality wood products 100% of the […]


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