Types of Hardwood Floors available in Vancouver

Step By Step Guide to choosing the right hardwood flooring type and price

Getting new hardwood flooring could be both exciting and overwhelming especially when you are not sure where to start. Type of hardwood floors, price and color are basic things to think of, but how about installation methods, floor underlayment, leveling and many more. Do you need all of it?

In this “New Hardwood Flooring project Step by step guide” article we will try to go over every step of flooring installation services and answer all common questions to give you a better picture.

Hardwood Types, Styles & Colours


Different areas of your home space might require different types of flooring due to some specific conditions, such as: floor level, room traffic, level of humidity, kids and pets in your home and others. These criteria have to be taken into consideration if you want your new floors serve you long and well.


Once all the above conditions are determined, it is time to make a decision about a type of flooring that will work best for your space. Even hardwood flooring itself varies a lot in its characteristics including softness. Janka scale (the result of Janka hardness test) illustrates hardness ranking of each type of wood. The harder the material, the more resistant it is to wear, scratches and dents.


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Types of Hardwood Flooring: smooth vs brushed


This stage is usually the most enjoyable part of the whole process. At this point you finally get a chance to look at the samples that are right for your project and match them with your home decor. And there are lots of materials to look at as they can differ by style, color and finish. Color creates an image of your home, while finish is responsible both for the look and touch of your floors. Here are some main types of engineered hardwood floor finishes:

smooth – basic flooring that is smooth across the entire surface

wire brushed – planks brushed with hard wire brushes that add extra texture and dramatic look to your floor and significantly reduce softness of flooring material

hand scraped – floors with distressed texture simulating the old-fashioned hand-scraped solid hardwood floors

oil finish – finish that allows the natural color of the floor to really stand out without adding any extra sheen or gloss to it

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Step 4:


Do you know that now when you are holding your dream floor sample in your hands, this might not be exactly what you end up getting installed? It is time to manage your budget for new flooring. Sometimes the cost of flooring materials can significantly vary depending on a brand name, product line, country of origin, veneer and core thickness and other aspects. If you are renting a place, for instance, you are most likely looking for something not quite expensive and  ready to accept a shorter warranty period or some less popular brand. Some other brands can offer 20 or 25-year warranty on their materials and in return require a higher price. So make sure that you know about all the options that are available for you. Canadian Hardwood Flooring will provide superior quality and highest eco standards. We offer a wide selection of hardwood made in Canada (Prverco, Marage, Aacer, Appalachian)

Hardwood is the most popular flooring choice in Vancouver. If you are a big fan of wood flooring, we recommend you to check our Cost to install hardwood floors article


The use of our on-site consultation cannot be overestimated. Our specialists measure every area that requires flooring installation (rooms, stairs, closets, etc) and evaluate the scope of work that needs to be completed including old floor removal, leveling, floor installation, moulding and transitions installation, etc. Plus, we explain the difference and help you decide on the method of installation as it turns out to be quite a surprise for the majority of homeowners that not only one exists:

  • Floating installation method 
  • Glue down installation method 
  • Nail down installation method 

Each type of flooring and house area might allow only certain methods of installation. Will a method of installation affect the final cost of your project? Yes, as they do differ in labor cost.

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Now, having all proper measurements and knowing your expectations, we can provide you with complete quotes for your floor project. BC FLOORS provide a Free in-home estimate and consultation.

Installing the right flooring type


If there are no questions left, we move on to signing an agreement that contains project description and responsibilities of parties. At this point we expect a 50% deposit of total invoice prior to starting any work on the project. We accept the following methods of payment: cash, cheque, Mastercard or Visa.


We set the start date for the project at your best convenience and stick to the pre-approved working schedule.

BC FLOORS provides all type of hardwood floor installation Services (including hardwood installation via floating/nail or glue down, old floor removal, leveling, prep work, trim and baseboards). We also provide, hardwood floor refinishing and restoration

Flooring Installation Services in Vancouver


Once our work is completed and required cleanup is done, we do a final walk through to make sure the results meet your original requirements and expectations. If you are satisfied with the project, the remainder of your balance becomes due.

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact our BC FLOORS Project Manager.

A few Great Reasons to Choose Us

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Great Team

Good quality flooring materials is only a small step towards getting great floors. It takes a team of professionals to see the result that both looks beautiful and serves well. Our flooring company is a team of installers with extensive experience in the in industry and genuine dedication to their work.

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Best Price

Working directly with great well-established flooring suppliers and having our own team of installers allows us to offer reasonably priced quality services. Moreover, our price match policy gives an extra advantage to Customers. We can match the price for identical service advertised on the local market.

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Finest Quality

Flooring industry standards are set to guarantee some basic quality results and general safety. Our goal is to surpass these standards and meet your highest expectations. Our professionalism and expertise are at your service. For mutual peace of mind, we are fully insured and certified.

  • Flooring Installation Services
    5/5 stars
    They did an excellent job for us replacing our home carpet with a natural acacia laminate. They had a wide selection of options, and provided good advice that helped us choose a high quality product within our budget. The installation was both fast and very well done, and the company was easy to deal with from start to finish. They have high standards of customer service and quality of work. We have received many comments from friends and family on how good the new floor looks. Thank you for your hard work and wonderful service, which we are already recommending to others!
    Jeremy Homeowner


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At BC Floors, it’s “business as usual” with a few minor changes. Whilst the situation surrounding COVID-19 continues to evolve, we are still open for business and will continue to trade until notified of any changes from governing bodies.

The health and safety of our clients, team, suppliers and families is our priority. In light of the current COVID-19 recommendations, we felt it important to let you know how we plan to protect our customers and employees.

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Rest assured we are doing everything possible to continue to operate as normal.

During this time there is no need for suppliers or business partners to visit us. All business can and will be conducted by email, phone and online.

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We wish to inform you that we have had to change a few procedures within our office and the way we carry out our day to day business.

Some of the changes that we have implemented effective immediately:

We encourage everyone to practice social or physical distance at least 6 feet (2 arms’ length) from others. Our staff have the right to turn any client away who appears to show any signs of illness. We do ask if you are feeling unwell, have returned from overseas within the past 14 days or been in contact with someone who has been diagnosed with, or is in the process of being tested for COVID-19 that you kindly remain within the comfort of your own home.

If you need any further information, we are contactable by phone (604) 239-5500 and email info@bcfloors.ca

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