Should You Replace Your Floors Or


Flooring is one of the most important aspects of a home’s overall appearance. A quality floor can completely transform the look and feel of a room and serves as a major investment for any  homeowner. However, over time, even the most solid and durable floors can become worn, scratched, or discolored. At this point, many homeowners in Canada face a difficult decision: should they replace their floors completely, or attempt to refinish them? 

Floor Country Canada is your choice for flooring. We are located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where we offer the best flooring solutions for your home or office space. In this article, we will explore both options and highlight the benefits and downsides of each. Shop with us today!


Refinishing Your Flooring

Refinishing your floors is a far less expensive and invasive process than replacing them entirely. Installing new flooring can disrupt your home life for days or even weeks, and the cost can be high, depending on the type of flooring you choose. Refinishing, on the other hand, is relatively affordable and can be completed in just a few days. In addition, refinishing allows you to maintain the original character and charm of your floors, so there's no need to give up your hardwood's personality.

Consider Bona Flooring Products

One of the best ways to refinish your hardwood floors is by using Bona products. As Manitoba's largest refinishing products distributor, Floor Country has the largest Bona inventory open to professional refinishers and the public. Bona products offer a wide range of sealers, stains, and finishes that are specifically designed to enhance the look and durability of hardwood floors. The benefits of using Bona products include:

  • Durability: Bona products are designed to provide maximum durability and to protect hardwood floors from damage.
  • Eco-Friendly: Bona's products are formulated with low VOC emissions, which make them more environmentally friendly.
  • Aesthetic Appeal: Bona's stains and finishes offer an array of colors and tones to choose from, making it easy to find the perfect match for your home’s decor.

Using Bona hardwood floor cleaners is also extremely important in maintaining the longevity of your floors. Regular cleaning with Bona floor cleaners not only ensures your floors stay beautiful, but also helps protect them from scratches and damage from dirt and grit. Hiring a professional refinisher is also an excellent option when it comes to refinishing floors. Professionals have the tools and knowledge to do the job correctly and efficiently so you can continue to enjoy your beautifully refinished space for years to come.

Replacing Your Flooring

One of the most significant reasons to replace the flooring in your home is damage. Over time, your floors may become worn, scratched, or discolored. If you have hardwood floors, you may notice that they're becoming dull or that gaps are starting to appear between the boards. In some cases, a few isolated repairs may be possible but significant damage can only be remedied by installing new flooring. Another reason to consider replacement flooring is functionality. In sum, your flooring just may not be meeting your needs.


Flooring Options

When it comes to replacing floors, there are many options to choose from. Solid hardwoods and engineered floors are available in different wood species, stains, grades, and gloss levels. While solid hardwood is a popular choice, engineered flooring offers more versatility with its ability to be installed in a variety of locations, such as basements and kitchens.

Solid Versus Engineered Flooring

Solid hardwoods can be refinished 3-4 times in their lifetime. Meanwhile, engineered hardwood floors, which consist of multiple layers of wood that are glued together, can be refinished once  in their lifetime. If the floors have already been refinished multiple times, the process of refinishing them again may be too much and may require replacing.

Waterproof Flooring

If you’re looking for waterproof flooring, there are many options to choose from. Laminate, luxury vinyl, or ceramic tile are just a few of the options available for homeowners who want waterproof or water-resistant flooring, and Floor Country Canada can help. We offer a wonderful variety of flooring options, so you can get the perfect one for your needs. Get in touch for a free consultation today!

Here are some of the water-resistant hardwood collections we recommend: 

Gemtec by Twelve Oaks
Raintree by Primco
Floresta by Kennedy


Home Renovations

If you’re considering a bigger renovation for your Winnipeg home that involves changing the layout of your kitchen or changing to a wood-looking kitchen, replacing the floors can be necessary. A change in layout or style can require a new floor that matches the intended design. In addition, replacing your flooring can lead to a higher resale value of your home in Manitoba. Potential buyers see new flooring as an added bonus and an attractive feature. From hardwood floors to laminate, each type of flooring has its aesthetic and functional benefits that appeal to a broad range of buyers.


Whether to replace your floors or refinish them is a decision that should be carefully thought out. Our flooring specialists at Floor Country Canada are here to help. We can help answer all of your questions with regards to the pros and cons of each of our flooring types and make helpful recommendations to meet what you are looking for in a flooring solution. With years of experience, we are your one-stop shop for all flooring and flooring installation needs. Stop by today!