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Don’t Even Think of Doing Hardwood Floors Yourself Without This…

Install Beautiful Hardwood Floors Like a Pro

Without Glue, Nails or Screws

Have you ever wanted solid hardwood floors but thought it was too expensive or too hard to do it yourself? Hardwood floors have always been costly and very difficult to install for the typical DIYer. The expense of installation tools and equipment can rival the cost of the flooring. Add in the services of a flooring contractor and you have a budget busting expense!

The main issue with wood floors is that they shrink and expand depending on your home humidity. You must have enough experience to leave the right amount of gap for hardwood’s natural expansion and contraction.

Problems with Installing Floors by Yourself

If you have tried laying floors in the past or just thinking about it, you may have searched online for advice. Here are just a few of the latest posts from a DIY flooring site:

Calls for help like these are enough to make you give up and hire a contractor. However, by hiring an installer, you don’t know for certain if you will get a quality job or not but you WILL run way over your home improvement budget!

Installing Traditional Hardwood Floors is a Very Difficult DIY Job

As with any flooring job, you have to be sure the sub-floor is level. Then you have to nail or glue together all the new floor boards. Excess glue could seep up and ruin the finish of the wood. If you nail the boards, you’ll need a hammer, nails and strong arms and a steady hand. Pros use a nail gun, but if used improperly, these can split the wood. You also need a pry bar to wrestle loose and warped boards.

Once you lay and install the floor, you will have to finish it by sanding, staining and sealing to preserve the finish. You will need to rent a heavy floor sander, smaller sanders for tight areas, a sander for the corners and various grades of sandpaper for each machine. If you don’t know how to use a floor sander, you can quickly ruin your floor if not used properly. The tools you need to do a proper job could fill half of a pick-up truck.

After sanding, you have to wait a day or two before you can stain it because you have to let all the dust settle first, or it will ruin the finish. Once you stain it, you will wait another day or two for that to dry. The last step is to seal it and wait for a few more days before you can walk on it.

And when it’s all done, you stand back and point out the mistakes and try to hide or repair them.

It is a very time-consuming project to get it done right. If you do not have the time, tools or know-how, using a professional is your only choice.

However, then there is the additional cost. Yes, tradesmen deserve to be paid for their time, tools and expertise. However, as a do-it-yourselfer, you don’t want to pay the additional expense. It’s why you are a DIYer! Solid hardwood flooring has been out of reach for most homeowners and do-it-yourselfers until now.

DIY Flooring That’s So EASI It Almost Lays Itself!

Introducing Easiklip Floating Solid Hardwood Flooring, the floor that installs using clips instead of glue, nails or screws. You can even take it with you if you move!

Easiklip flooring allows you, the do-it-yourselfer, to bring the warmth and beauty of real solid hardwood floors into your home or office. The simple design means you can install your floor in hours instead of days.

“Easiklip. No Nails, No Glue, No Fuss.”

The genius is in the design; a unique patented solution to the age old problem of wood contraction and expansion.

Easiklip aluminum clips, oak floating hardwood click and snap together flooring vancouverAluminum clips firmly hold each board together. At one end of each clip is a clear silicone rubber bead and at the opposite end are two green silicone rubbers which are designed to set an automatic expansion gap between the width of each row. This ingenious system allows for variations and movements in every single board of the flooring. The floor “floats” above the subfloor reducing friction points and the boards stay quiet underfoot, summer and winter.
 

Silicone beading helps cushion the planks which prevents squeaking by allowing the boards to move freely as they gradually expand and contract depending on the humidity of the room. In other types of floors, gluing or nailing prevents floor boards from moving, causing squeaky and uneven floors.

How to install easiklip floating hardwood floors, engineered hardwood wood flooring floors

As with any floor, the subfloor must be smooth, level and dry. Once prepared, the boards simply snap into the Easiklips fast and easy. The only tool you need is a small saw for custom cutting individual boards to the size of the room and doorways. Click here for our complete installation details and a video.


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Hardwood Holds its Value Better than Any Other Floor Material 

Easiklip floors are solid hardwood, not a laminate or engineered floor. The process of making engineered flooring requires the use of industrial adhesives to glue wood veneer onto a backing to make it look like a real board. Most engineered wood does not wear as well as solid wood or laminate. It also dents easily. You can carefully refinish some of them once, but the veneer may be too thin for even one refinish.

By comparison, wood floors maintain their value over time. Whereas other types of flooring appear faded and outdated after a few years, wood floors keep their charm for a lifetime and are a valuable asset when selling a house.

A survey by the National Wood Flooring Association asked real estate agents about the impact of hardwood floors on homebuyers. Of the Realtors interviewed, 82 percent said that homes with hardwood floors sold faster and often for more money. Hardwoods are easier than ever to care for and are a smart investment in your biggest asset: your home.
- Scott McGillivray, HGTV host


Unlike linoleum, tile or laminate flooring only hardwood floors hold their value. A natural insulator, hardwood feels smooth, warm and inviting on a cold morning. The natural colour of wood fits any décor, turning a house into a home.

Modern condo aesthetics are pretty uniform, and hardwood floors are most consistently seen as a must.
- Leslie Richardson, Property.ca Realty Inc.


And, since you do it yourself, you will feel the pride of workmanship for years, especially when you show your new rooms to your family and friends. (Just wait until you see the envy in their eyes!)

Your Floors, Your Health!

Moreover, it is no secret that laminate and engineered floors contain volatile organic compounds and harmful chemicals like formaldehyde, leaching them into your room for years. The following is an actual warning that comes with many of these flooring products. 

WARNING:

THESE BUILDING MATERIALS EMIT FORMALDEHYDE. EYE, NOSE, AND THROAT IRRITATION, HEADACHE, NAUSEA AND A VARIETY OF ASTHMA-LIKE SYMPTOMS, INCLUDING SHORTNESS OF BREATH, HAVE BEEN REPORTED AS A RESULT OF FORMALDEHYDE EXPOSURE. ELDERLY PERSONS AND YOUNG CHILDREN, AS WELL AS ANYONE WITH A HISTORY OF ASTHMA, ALLERGIES, OR LUNG PROBLEMS, MAY BE AT GREATER RISK


Do you really want to be breathing this in? Not to mention your children and pets! Easiklip solid hardwood uses no adhesives and is completely safe for your family.

The Easiklip Difference, The Hard Work is Already Done

Your floor comes stained and finished in popular styles like Grey Wash, Natural Oak or several others, which will fit most décor. It’s already finished saving you days of back breaking labour.

There is:

  • No Sanding
  • No Staining
  • No Varnish or Polyurethane sealing
  • No Filling
  • No Glue
  • No Nails
  • No Mess
  • No Fuss

Our Grey wash solid oak floor is a bleached oil finish giving a soft satin sheen look. The light grey wood grain will enhance any room, large or small.

The Natural Oak finish brings a sense of the great outdoors, warmth and light into your home or office.

Easiklip floors natural finishes gives your space a traditional feel and is very easy to maintain. Please contact us for the latest colours because we have more variety available very soon!

Easy DIY Installation

Easiklip is unique using specially designed clips to attach boards easily together during installation. It comes complete with an average of 30 Aluminum Clips per m2 which lock the individual boards together.

Installation differs from a typical tongue and groove solid timber flooring which would either be:

  1. Floated by gluing the tongue and groove joints together.
  2. Glued to the subfloor.
  3. Nailed down to the subfloor or onto battens.

There’s a instructional video to show everything you need to know. You'll only need a small saw to cut any necessary boards to fit your exact room dimensions and some moulding to cover the expansion gap around the edge for a finished look.

For solid hardwood flooring, it’s as easy as it gets!

Watch The Video Here!

Do’s and Don’ts of Easiklip Floating Solid Hardwood Floors

Easiklip Floating Solid Hardwood Floors are truly solid wood, and with any wood, you need to treat it properly for long term durability and a lifetime of beauty.

DO

  • Acclimate your boards - Place the boxes, with both ends opened, in the room you plan on installing them, for a minimum of three days. This will allow for the humidity and temperature to equalise.
  • Level the sub-floor - to be flat, hard, dry and free of dust
  • Number your boards as you lay them - If you ever want to move them to a new location or remove them during a renovation, putting them together will be a snap (literally!).
  • Watch our installation video – It will show you what to do.

DON’T

  • Install in a wet area – Easiklip is not recommended for bathrooms or other wet areas. You can use Easiklip Solid Wood Floors in basements provided you first install adequate waterproof underlayment.
  • Clean with harsh chemicals – Never clean with ammonia or chlorine bleach. Use gentle cleaners approved for parquet or other wood floors.

Durability and Eco-Friendliness

We offer a product that lasts 50-70 years, as opposed to other floors on the market which may only last 15-20 years. Because our floors last longer, we use fewer resources over time compared to our competitors. A 6mm wear layer gives all Easiklip floors a life span of at least 70 years with proper maintenance and refurbishment every 5 to 10 years.

At the same time, Easiklip Solid Hardwood Floors increase the value of your home and add character, with high-class solid wood floors of which you can be proud. You will have the pride of workmanship that went into it because you did it yourself.

Portable Solid Hardwood Floors Save Money and Forests

Part of the vision of Easiklip is to save the world’s hardwood forests. You can remove your Easiklip floor in the reverse order of how it was installed and take it with you wherever you move or renovate. Not only is this a tremendous cost saving for you, but it saves valuable forest resources at the same time. It is the only hardwood floor that is portable. If you think you may use your floors to enhance the beauty of your next home, remember to number your boards on the back for easy re-installation.

You Receive a 25-Year Warranty

The warranty on this floor is twenty-five years (please retain your sales receipt with the purchase date), provided that the flooring is laid and maintained according to the instructions and guidelines which are given on the “How to Install” page and in the manual included with all of our products.

Before installation: The warranty applies only to major defects of the specific product purchased. Boards having a defect at the time of installation are taken into account and exchanged.

After installation: If a board had unnoticeable defects at the time of installation and was not exchanged under warranty, this defective board may be exchanged for a new board within the 10-year period. The warranty does not, in any way, cover any fees associated with the installation of the new board and is limited to only the replacement of the single board.

Click the button below for full warranty details:

Easiklip 25-Year Warranty

Our 30-Day Money Back Guarantee

Shop without worry! If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, you can return it for a full refund within 30 days of delivery. Please contact us directly once you've got everything packed up and we'll arrange a pickup time, at no cost to you. We even take back partial orders.

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Easiklip Flooring Comes to North America

Founded in 2002 by Jason Psai in Taichung City, Taiwan, Easiklip Floating Solid Hardwood Floors have grown immensely popular in many homes and businesses throughout France, U.K., China and now North America. This system empowers people to install their own beautiful, eco-friendly hardwood floors at a fraction of the cost of traditional installations.

Easiklip Floors, located in Vancouver, BC, is honoured and excited to be the only dealer of this patented clip-together solid hardwood flooring in North America. We now have the pleasure of offering a range of flooring styles. More varieties are arriving soon.

If you live in the Vancouver area, call us for an in-home demonstration. It makes it easy to visualize how beautiful an Easiklip floor will look in every room.

How to Order

You can purchase Easiklip flooring online through our website using PayPal, or all Credit Cards. Simply add products to your online shopping cart and complete the checkout process. If you would like to speak to one of our friendly team members, please open a chat with us and we'll be happy to assist you with any part of your Easiklip ordering process.

“Easiklip. No Nails, No Glue, No Fuss.”

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Frequently asked questions about the Easiklip Floating Solid Hardwood Floor System

 

General:

  • Health concerns

    • Unlike many conventional engineered floors which are made of thin pieces of cheap wood glued together at high temperatures, Easiklip is a solid wood flooring. It’s no secret that engineered floors contain volatile organic compounds and harmful chemicals like formaldehyde. Because our floors contain no such substances, our floors are good for your health and good for the environment.

  • Where is it produced

    • China

  • How long does it last

    • Easiklip should last 50-70 years minimum

  • How does pricing compare to other floors

  • Where should I NOT install Easiklip

    • Wet rooms (bathroom, sauna...)

  • What rooms can I install Easiklip in

    • Rooms in which the floor is fat, hard and dry. The temperature should be around 20°C and the humidity between 50 and 60%

  • Is Easiklip an engineered flooring?

    • No, it's a solid hardwood

  • How does it work?

  • How can I pay for my order?

    • We accept Paypal and all major credit cards. We also offer Paypal financing which allows you to pay for your order over 6 months with no interest

  • What is the order process?

    • Flooring may be ordered and purchased online using Paypal, or Credit Cards of all types. Simply add products to online shopping cart and complete the checkout process. Any flooring that is on “Backorder” may be purchased today and will become available on the date specified on the product page. Any “in stock” products may be ordered today and will be shipped or ready for pickup within 3-5 business days

  • Can I use easiklip flooring outside?

    • No. Our flooring is for indoor applications only.

  • Can I see the product before purchasing it?

    • Yes, please contact us via our Contact page or open a chat with us. We'd be happy to schedule a time for you to come by our warehouse and view the product. Regretably, we don't yet have a showroom in Canada.

 

Installation:

  • How do I install it

    • Installation is quick and easy. Please refer to our How To Install page

  • What are the tools I need to install my Easiklip flooring ?

    • Small saw, dust mask, 15mm spacer blocks, broom, eye protection.

  • Can I install over top of carpet or other existing flooring

    • For installation over existing flooring, the floor humidity must be 10% maximum

    • For installation over a concrete floor, the humidity of the concrete floor can't be above 2.5/3%

    • The support has to be flat, hard, dry and free of dust

    • Carpet and other flexible coatings have to be removed

  • What type of underlay do I need

    • You need a damp proof membrane and a minimum 3mm underlay

  • Can I install in a basement

    • Yes. You have to install an underlay and a vapor barrier (damp proof membrane)

  • What if any of my boards are damaged when I unpack them?

  • Do I Need glue or nails

    • Nope. Our floors clip together with a tongue and groove system coupled with aluminum clips. There is no fussy stuff!

  • Can I install easiklip myself

    • Yes, that's why we call it "Easi"

  • How long will installation take?

    • For most average people, we estimate 1-2 hours of labour for every 100 sq ft of installed flooring. You'll likely get faster as you go!

  • Can I hire someone else to install my Easiklip floor for me?

    • Yes, of course. Please contact us if you'd like some recommendations for qualified installers in your area.

  • Maintenance:

    • What cleaning supplies should i use on my floor

      • For daily maintenance, the floor can be vacuumed or swept

      • Don't use aggressive cleaning agents

      • Never use ammonia or chlorine

      • Use a wet rag if necessary

 

Repair:

  • How can I repair my floor if one or multiple boards are damaged?

    • We always recommend you purchase 5-10% more flooring than you think you need in case you damage your floor at any point. To replace any damaged boards, remove all baseboards and begin to pull up your Easiklip flooring in the opposite direction you installed it, beginning with the last board you installed. As you lift each board, number it so you can remember the sequence of each board so you don't end up having to cut down and waste any of your existing undamaged floor. Trim your replacement boards to match the length of the boards you will be replacing. Once you reach the damaged area, replace the damaged boards with new boards of the same lengths and re-lay the remaining boards.

 

Uninstallation:

  • How should I remove my floor

    • Remove it in reverse to how you installed it. If you are planning to do a renovation and wish to remove your flooring so as to not damage it, you will want to remember the order the boards were installed in. for this, we recommend that you number your boards on the underside with a jiffy marker or similar as you remove them

  • How can I package and store my floor during transportation

    • Package your flooring in long boxes that allow the flooring to remain flat. Transporting the flooring on any of it's sides can easily cause damage to the tongue and groove board edges. We recommend that you wrap all boards with newspaper or a flexible foam to prevent baords scratching each other.

 

Support:

  • What is the return policy?

  • I have questions regarding purchasing, shipping, installation, maintenance or repair. Who should I contact?

    • Give us a call 1-604-366-8578 or chat with us online.

 

Warranty:

Please see our Easiklip Warranty page

 

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P.S. This is the only floor system of its kind. Call us today to see how this will beautify your home while increasing the value.  Easiklip Floating Solid Hardwood Floors are easy to install, eco-friendly, and the only completely portable solid hardwood floors. Easiklip is the easiest and most economical way to add the elegance of hardwood to your home. Easiklip. No Nails, No Glue, No Fuss.