Flooring Material


Renovating your home entails excitement, thrill, hard work, but also a good amount of research. Stores are filled with countless options to choose from, and that could make your decision-making process harder. When renovating your flooring, you will find that learning about the different types of flooring in terms of style, durability, and installation will guide you in your decision making. We have put together a list of popular flooring types to help you make the best decision for your family and home.

1. Engineered Hardwood

This wood looks just like solid wood. Engineered Hardwood floors tend to come in layers with the top and bottom layer being 100% wood. The middle normally comprises 5 to 7 layers of plywood. Engineered Hardwood is praised for its wood-like qualities but with more durability than authentic hardwood. Engineered hardwood can be installed on all three levels of the house.

large hardwood floor
spacious living room

2. Hardwood

Not much can be said about this material; it’s actual wood. Many homeowners aspire to have hardwood floors due to its durability, timelessness, and appeal. Hardwood flooring is best installed in the first and second levels of the house, but it is not ideal for bathrooms, laundry, or basements due to the high humidity.

3. Laminate

This is simply synthetic wood. Laminate flooring offers an easy and cost-effective solution for people looking to have the hardwood floor look in their homes. Laminate flooring can be installed anywhere in your home, and it stands the test of active households. It is very durable because of its layers.

hardwood floors with gorgeous stairs railing
ceiling entry with breathtakig long railing

4. Tiles

Ceramic tile can be installed anywhere. It is waterproof, and you will find many finishes available. One drawback of tiles is the grout lines. Over time, they tend to collect dirt, and they become difficult to clean properly.

5. Cork/Carpet

Cork or Carpet is an excellent option for play areas. Cork and carpet are both very comfortable both for standing and sitting. Cork or carpet can be installed almost anywhere, although carpet especially it is not recommended in kitchens, laundry, and bathrooms. In terms of selection, you will find many color tones and patterns that you can choose.

Flooring Installation

Once you’ve decided on your choice of materials, the next step would be to install the flooring for your home or room. It’s always best to get experts for this project. Experienced contractors will ensure the installation is done properly with high precision. At Atera, we have experienced workers who have installed flooring for over 20 years. When you call us, you will know that you are in good hands.

In-Floor Heating

We can install in-floor heating for ceramic tiles and marble in your kitchen and bathroom. In-floor heat is best done in houses where renovation is taking place. This is because we need to place the mats underneath the marble or tiles. We then interconnect them together to form a complete circuit so that the heat is evenly distributed.

Hardwood Detail and Design

Your floor defines the look of your room. We understand and always aim to provide you with some of the best hardwood floor designs. Our team has experience in installing borders, inlays and much more. On top of that, at your request, custom designs and patterns can be made for your hardwood floor.

Stairs and Railing

As an experienced contractor in Newmarket, we can also provide you with remodeling services for your stairs. From sanding and refinishing your stairs, railing and stair caps to hardwood railing installation, we can do it all.

Aurora including Cabinetry and Countertops

Kitchen Renovations

Atera / Kitchen Renovation Newmarket can give your outdated kitchen the fresh look you desire with brand new cabinets, countertop and back-splash.

Aurora and the surrounding area

Bathroom Renovations

Our professionals can create a calming spa experience in your own home. We have the skills for bathroom, plumbing, flooring, countertops and more.

Basement Finishing in Aurora

Basement Renovations

Turn your basement into a cozy family space where you and your family will enjoy spending time together. We can take care of all the services required.

Richmond Hill meets all of your particular needs

Custom Renovation

We can guide you in building the exact space you desire with careful planning, designing, and budgeting. Your custom home, kitchen or bathroom become our vision.



Your home has the potential to feel more comfortable. Let us help you add more space. We do everything from foundation and framing to paint and floors.

General Contracting

General Contracting

Our company can provide all the material, labor, equipment, and services required for any construction project to be brought to life.

Budgeting Needs

Project Budgeting

Our experience in this field can guide you in choosing available materials that are cost efficient for your budget, without undermining the design.

Planning and Design

Planning and Design

Our team works in partnership with the client to create a design that stays true to the customers’ liking and vision. We plan accordingly with accuracy.

project Management

Project Management

We can oversee that a construction project gets done with maximum customer satisfaction in all aspects of professionalism.

Electrical work


Our team can design and install any electrical work you may need to suit all of your lighting needs and to ensure all of your electronics have the power they need.

floor installation


Flooring brings the whole room together. Whether you envision your space with hardwood, laminate, vinyl, Carpet, or tile floor, we can do it all.



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