Winnipeg Flooring Experts

M17513 Blog - Why Choose Hardwood Floors_Hero

Why You Should Have Hardwood Floors and How to Choose the Right Ones

Hardwood floors are classic, beautiful, and durable — helping your house to feel like home no matter where you decide to put them! From exotic hardwoods to locally grown wood species, there is so much to choose from! And there are so many options for flooring, it can be difficult to decide whether you want hardwood floors at all! However, at Floor Country in Winnipeg, we think that hardwood floors are an incredible choice no matter the home. There are so many options, from domestic to exotic hardwoods, from thinner withs to wide boards, from a glossy finish to semi-gloss and matt, from light to dark stains and all the colors in between, from a floor that has lots of character (called cottage grade)  to a floor that has very little variation (called select & better grade),  hardwood floors can be tailored to your family needs and wants! If you are looking to find out more info about hardwood flooring (whether or not they are right for you and how to choose the right flooring), here is a blog to help get you started in the decision-making process!

At Floor Country in Winnipeg, we specialize in providing our clients with some of the best hardwood floors in Winnipeg – providing both the product and installation services. Whether you are looking for something that’s a little warmer in tone or something with a darker, more rustic look, you can trust us to provide you with hardwood flooring that you will love. For more information about our hardwood flooring or hardwood flooring installation services, reach out to us today!

The Benefits of Hardwood Floors

Hardwood flooring is a beautiful addition to any home and comes with a wide variety of benefits that are not shared by other floorings such as vinyl or laminate. For one, hardwood flooring is entirely unique. No two hardwood floors are the same. Whenever you choose hardwood floors, you are about to design something that is unique to your home and your home alone. Because of their beauty, hardwood floors also increase the value of your home. Potential buyers love hardwood floors because of their unique look,  durability, and functionality.  Wood floors last for hundreds of years and can be sanded down and refinished to look new again. If you are looking for flooring that lasts for the long haul, adds value to your home, and looks beautiful while doing it, hardwood flooring is the perfect option for you! Ask us today about our hardwood flooring selection and installation services.



Wide Variety of Flooring Options

Another benefit to choosing hardwood flooring over other forms of flooring is the wide variety you have to select from. 

  • Exotic Woods: You can go with an exotic hardwood such as Tigerwood, Jatoba, Tauri, or Sucupira. These woods are like nothing else you have probably ever seen and have beautiful accents. The striking patterns and colors that you can find in exotic woods make them a great choice for those areas where you want to make a statement and add the “wow” factor. Exotic hardwoods are generally twice as hard and durable compared with domestic woods but because it is a wood that comes from a tropical forest or another exotic climate you have to maintain the humidity level in your home at an average of 45%-55%. Exotic hardwoods will add beauty and elegance to any room!
  • Domestic Woods: Domestic woods like oak, maple, birch, and ash are some of the most common choices when it comes to hardwood floors. They add a touch of class and make any room feel warmer and cozier. The beauty of the wood will never look tacky or outdated and they improve the room’s acoustics.  You can customize your domestic hardwood by choosing the perfect width to balance any space, from a narrow board such as 2¼”  to a wider board for those large spaces, such as 5”.  You can decide if you want a floor with more character, more natural inclusions, and sound notts such as cottage or builder grade or a hardwood that has very little variation called select & better grade. You can also choose your finish from gloss, semi-gloss, mat to extra-mat as well as the color of your flooring with a great variety of stains from gray to brown to natural, from light to dark, and everything in between!

Whether you decide to go with domestic or exotic hardwoods, we are here to help provide you with the hardwood flooring installation you need to get the job done quickly and effectively. To get started with your selection of hardwood floors, contact us today!


How to Choose

Choosing the right flooring for your home can be difficult. From choosing the right look to the right finish and cut, to even the installation process, there is a lot to decide upon!

The first thing you need to consider is your lifestyle. Do you have pets? Kids? Does your home experience a lot of foot traffic? These things all play into your decision to choose a harder wood versus a softer one, a wood with more grain or less grain, a floor with a smooth finish, or a wire-brushed finish.

Another thing you need to consider is your aesthetic preference. Whether your home is more rustic, modern, or traditional, there is a hardwood floor that will look great in your home. From cherry to zebrawood, whatever your taste, there are hardwood floors that you will love. To find out more about our selection of hardwood floors and how they can help your home to be uniquely yours, we can help! Reach out to us today to find out more about our collection of hardwoods today.


How to Maintain Your Hardwood Floors

Once you have installed hardwood floors in your home, they are good to go for a while. But maintaining them well can help them not only look great but also to last for a long time — helping your home to hold its value in the process. Here are a few things you need to do in order to help your floors last the longest:

  • Keep a Clean Floor: From dust to spills, there are a lot of contaminants that make it onto your floors. In order to maintain your floors well, use a microfiber mop and duster and the Bona Hardwood Floor Cleaner to keep dust and other pollutants off of your flooring!
  • Control the Environment: Maintain a comfortable environment and temperature — no extremes in humidity!
  • Be Gentle: Some things you can’t help. For instance, pets are going to run where pets are going to run. However, you can put pads on the bottoms of furniture to keep it from scratching your floor, put cushions underneath carpets, and avoid wearing high heels or any shoes in the house. It can cause scratches or gouges in hardwood.
  • Be Careful What You Clean With: Do not use water and vinegar, soap-based cleaners, wax, or steam cleaners on your hardwood floor. Vinegar and water will dull the floor’s finish and adds moisture to your floors, while soap or wax will leave a residue. Steam cleaners put heat and excessive water on your floor, which will lead to cupping and long-term damage. Use a professional hardwood floor cleaner such as Bona  Hardwood floor cleaner to care for your beautiful hardwood floors!

If you are looking to remodel your house, to change the flooring in your entire home or just some areas stop by our store today!  Our professional sales consultants have the knowledge and the expertise to guide you through the selection process to provide you and your family with the options that will be most suitable to your home decor and your family lifestyle.

The majority of our hardwood floor selection is made right here in Canada, allowing you to support Canadian companies with your purchase! If you are looking to find local, made-in-Manitoba hardwood flooring for your home, Floor Country can help! Our pre-oiled hardwood collection features domestic wood species and a natural oil finish that is manufactured just outside of Winnipeg. Every board is hand stained! Check out our beautiful showroom today or reach out to us to find out more!

 Find Your Dream Floors

Estimate Request

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.