Vancouver Hardwood Flooring
Solid Hardwood Flooring
Milled from a single piece of wood, solid hardwood flooring is a natural product that reacts to fluctuations in temperature and moisture by expansion and contraction. Therefore, we recommend that solid hardwood is only used in areas with little moisture to reduce the risk of the floor suffering from these conditions. For this reason, solid hardwood isn’t advised for basements, given the high moisture levels below grade. The method of installing solid hardwood is by nailing it to plywood subfloors. Solid hardwood comes in various widths, but it is always 3/4″ thick and can be typically sanded up to three times based on industry standards. Sanding and refinishing hardwood floors is a technical and time-consuming procedure where you’d have to open up the wood grains properly. With the interior design trends moving towards wider planks and the manufacturers improving their anti-scratch finishes, this old-school practice is slowly getting phased out with its limitations, especially on the West Coast.
Engineered Wood Flooring
Engineered hardwood is constructed from a solid wood top layer attached to a core of several wood layers (or plies), which have been stacked and glued together under pressure. Engineered hardwood is designed to be much more stable regarding expansions and contractions due to temperature and humidity changes over time. It’s worth mentioning that the thickness of the top wear layer in engineered hardwood is not the only indication of quality. Factors such as the type and strength of the finish, anti-scratch coating, or engineered core construction can easily be overlooked. Engineered hardwood can still be stapled on the plywood subfloor, similar to solid hardwood if needed. However, what makes them unique is the fact that they can also be glued or floated on concrete subfloors. This allows the ability to use hardwood flooring in condos, basements, or applications that we traditionally are not allowed to.
For most of us in the flooring industry, hardwood flooring projects are the ones we’re most proud of and the ones we’re most looking forward to being a part of. Visit our North Vancouver hardwood flooring showroom today.
Your Vancouver’s Top Flooring Store
When you walk into Canadian Home Style, you’re walking into a place that takes pride in its work. It’s a place where you can feel confident knowing that you’re working with a company that cares about providing the highest quality products and installations possible.
That’s why we only carry brands that stand up to years of wear and tear. We only sell products made by companies that put environmental sustainability and customer satisfaction above everything else.
We’re proud to say that our award-winning staff members are some of the industry’s most experienced and knowledgeable people. They’re committed to helping you choose the perfect product for your specific situation, and they’re dedicated to ensuring that your floors look amazing long after installation.
The truth is, Canadian Home Style is more than just another hardwood flooring store. We are family-run, community-focused, and proud of it. Our commitment to business excellence has made us the multi-year Consumer’s Choice Award Winner in North Vancouver. Our goal is to create lasting relationships with our customers and give back to our community at every chance. Our mission is to provide only environmentally sustainable flooring products while maintaining our commitment to quality and customer service. We believe that working together can create a more sustainable future for everyone.
So, when looking for the premier hardwood flooring supplier in Metro Vancouver, BC, turn to Canadian Home Style. We guarantee that you’ll love the results! Whether you’re looking for quality installations or simply shopping for high-grade wood, we’d love to hear from you!
Our full-service commercial and residential wood flooring solutions include:
- Commercial and residential wood flooring consultations.
- Supply of high-grade wood flooring from the World’s top brands.
- Sanding and refinishing wood floor services.
- Installation of solid and Engineered hardwood flooring.
- Subfloor preparation and levelling work based on NWFA and BCFCA guidelines.
- Existing floor removal and disposal services.
- Supply and installation of baseboards, casings, and trims.
- Fabrication and installation of floating and custom wood stairs.
Frequently Asked Questions
We offer our services in most Lower Mainland and Metro Vancouver areas. Our areas of coverage in British Columbia are as follows:
- North Vancouver
- West Vancouver
- Port Coquitlam
- Port moody
- Maple Ridge
- New Westminster
- White Rock
Yes, we offer full commercial and residential flooring services for all your flooring needs including hardwood floor refinishing services.
We are Metro Vancouver’s flooring leader and pride ourselves on being the only 5-star Vancouver flooring company. We do not offer a price match guarantee, especially on labour, as we have high standards. However, we do offer in-store free consultation and estimates but not quotes. Our quotes are detailed and include on-site visits and consultations. However, we credit this consultation fee back on the final invoice.
Our Covid-19 related health and safety general protocols are as follows:
- Staff and visitors are no longer required to wear face masks
- Hand sanitizer is available at the entrance.
- Our showroom is cleaned and sanitized by a third-party company every week.
- UV cleaning and sanitizing are used on the pens that we provide to complete our sample check-out forms.
When it comes to real wood floors, Mercier, with the finish intact 2500, can stand up to 2500 cycles when tested by the industry’s anti-scratch Taber testing.
Yes, all of our flooring installers are in-house. It’s not just about having the right flooring, it is also how you install them. Our in-house team of professionals take pride and care for your home like they do their own because that matters most to us!
- Atelier hardwood – Made in the USA
- Boen hardwood – European hardwood
- Roman Parquet – Italian-made hardwood
Engineered hardwood flooring can be installed anywhere from $2.75 to $4.00 SF depending on the method of installation and product specifications.
Solid wood flooring installation range from $3.50 SF to $3.75 SF.
To calculate the total cost of your flooring renovation, you must also consider the following factors:
- Existing floor removal and disposal
- Transitions and trims
- Subfloor preparation and levelling
Floating is the most common method of installation due to its versatility.
Yes, definitely. A Matte finish wood floor looks modern and hides scratches better.