Calgary’s Hardwood Flooring Specialists

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We want to make sure you choose floors that are most suitable for your lifestyle and what feel you’re going for in your home. Hardwood floors offer the warmth and character to any rooms it may be installed in. With hardwood evolving as the manufacturers increase the quality of hardwoods being produced today, there are many different styles to ensure you make the right choice for your home. There are many benefits to having hardwood in your home, such as being a surface that requires easy maintenance, and that hardwood floors often increase the value of your home when it is being sold. Because of hardwood floors desirable look and feeling, laminate and vinyl offer similar styles but at a more affordable price.

Types of Hardwood Flooring

Floor Trendz offers the widest range of Hardwood flooring in Calgary

Solid Hardwood

Solid hardwood floors are typically about ¾” thick and vary in plank widths. This type of hardwood can be refinished multiple times. The downfall with solid hardwood floors is the humidity management it requires. Calgary has a dry environment which can cause the hardwood to shrink. If you are choosing to install solid hardwood floors, make sure you keep your humidity at a constant level, and that you acclimate it to your home in order to make sure it doesn’t shrink after the installation. Solid hardwood floors are not suitable to be installed over top of concrete as it is nailed down.

Engineered Hardwood

Engineered hardwood floors are made of a core layer that has multiple layers of wood laid in opposite directions that are then pressed together and bonded with adhesive. The top layer is the wear layer which shows the style of the floors. Because of the layered wood in the core, engineered hardwoods are more suitable for our environment. This core minimizes the movement caused by acclimation, making it structurally sound. Because of its manufactured core, engineered hardwood floors are often available in wide plank styles unlike solid hardwood. Most times, engineered floors are able to be refinished, but it all depends on what the finish layer is, and how thick the wear layer is. Unlike solid hardwood, engineered floors are able to be installed over concrete and other surfaces.

PreFinished/Site Finished

Prefinished floors come ready for installation because they’ve been sanded, stained and finished by the manufacturer. Even though it may seem that there is minimal selection when it comes to prefinished, there is a large variety when selecting which colour, finish and even the characteristics. This type of flooring saves time and money for the labour and clean up. The benefit of having site-finished hardwood is that you’re able to personalize your own floors. There are a wide variety of stains whether it’s a custom blend or pre-made, and finishes such as semi-gloss, matte, high gloss, or even oiled. Site-finished hardwood also allows you to pick the species of wood and the width of the plank. Site finished hardwood is also done when an addition of hardwood is made within a house. The floors are then all sanded and stained to make sure the stain is constant between the existing and added hardwood.

Types of Hardwood Flooring Finishes

  • Wire Brushed

    Brushing that removes the soft part of oak hardwood and exposes the grain. Adds texture and character.

  • Oiled

    Rustic feel, no gloss and pulls out its natural beauty (enhances natural colours). Quick and easy to repair blemishes (able to re-oil blemish). Also available in stained oil.

  • Hand Scraped

    Goes back to the way hardwood looked originally when it first became popular. Often has a rustic/distressed look to go along with the hand scraped finish. A hand scraped finish will often disguise and/or minimize the look of blemishes that may appear over time.

  • Wide Plank

    A engineered wide plank hardwood is more suitable for our environment as it is more structurally sound. Wide plank can go as wide as 9.5” in certain styles.

  • Reclaimed

    Made from early farmstead hardwood. Can either be in a smooth or hit and miss surface. Also finished with a oiled or old world finish.

  • Bamboo

    Strand woven, resulting in a high Janka rating which makes it extremely durable. Water resistant and easy maintenance. Low VOC’s and 50 year residential warranty.

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