Want to make an environmental choice? Choose FSC certified local hardwood. If you are looking for a more durable material, we recommend oak, maple or cherry hardwood. Unlike pine or spruce, it generally contains very little VOCs.
Symbol of harmony with nature, exotic hardwood offers a warm, natural look. It is often chosen to decorate comfort and rest areas.
This material is ideal for a floor covering. It consists of genuine wood, plywood or high-density fibre, and is covered with a glued veneer. This assembly resists the twisting forces of heat and moisture.
Unlike varnish, oil lets the wood breathe. The oil used is non-toxic, which makes this material an ideal environmental choice. With proper care, you can avoid sanding. This treatment masks the small defects in the wood well.
This floor covering has been previously sanded, varnished and oiled. Treated with several layers of aluminum oxide, this material offers great resistance and long service life. Easy to install, it comes in a wide range of grades, species and colours.
Hardwood plank width
The most popular widths of hardwood planks are between 2.5 and 5 inches. Many finishes, species, and grades of solid or engineered hardwood are available.
Use of solid hardwood
Stairs and hallways
Basement (engineered hardwood only)
Advantages of hardwood flooring
Easy to maintain
Can be refinished
Quantity of hardwood needed
Before starting your project, make sure you know the quantity of material you will need. Here's how to calculate it:
Determine the area to be covered in square feet.
Add about 5% to cover wastage.
Multiply this number by the price per square foot, adding installation costs, if any.
Check how the material you wish to install is sold. Some products are sold only by the box.
Have your calculations checked by an expert before ordering. This first step just helps you draw up a budget.
Cost of hardwood flooring
The price of hardwood flooring varies between $5 and $8 per square foot, plus installation.
Care and maintenance of hardwood flooring
Finishes do not increase a hardwood floor’s durability or impact resistance. Animal claws, high heels, and pointy, sharp-edged, or heavy objects can all leave marks or damage floors.
Vacuum your wood floors frequently to remove all abrasives (sand, broken glass, dirt, and grit) that could scratch the finish.
Use only cleaning products recommended by your floor’s manufacturer.
Never use wax, detergent, or oil-based soap on your floor.
Don’t clean finished floors with mixtures of water and vinegar; over time, vinegar will damage the surface.
Clean up spilled liquids and detergent before they can be absorbed by wood fibres.