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5 Factors to Consider When Buying Hardwood Flooring For Your Home

If you’re in the market for hardwood flooring, you’ve most likely started to do some research into what kind of flooring you’re interested in and what width and colour speaks to you. Buying hardwood flooring is an important decision, as it can set the tone for the rest of your home and is typically considered a long-term investment. While the colour and finish are certainly important, selecting the right hardwood flooring involves more than simply choosing what’s pleasing to the eye.

When trying to assist you, the experts at European Flooring know that the décor scheme is important but will also encourage you to consider your needs and preferences as they relate to design, the properties of different woods, as well as durability. In order to easily gather information needed to help you choose the ideal hardwood floors for your space, we’ve listed a few tips to help simplify the process.

What To Think About Before Installing Hardwood Floors

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Each of these areas can help you narrow down what type of engineered wood flooring will work best for you based on your lifestyle, the space you’re working with and what style and design you want to reflect once everything is complete.



Before you choose any type of flooring, you need to know if you have a plywood sub-floor or one made from concrete. There will be differing options and limitations depending on what you’re dealing with and this can have a big impact on the form of wood you choose and the installation method. Depending on the condition of your sub-floor, you may need to spend additional funds on floor prep to ensure that installation goes as smoothly as possible and that you’ll be thrilled with the finished product.



When selecting hardwood flooring, it’s important to think about the daily wear and tear it will endure. For example, if you have a busy household you may want to consider a hand scraped or wire-brushed hardwood which conceals small scratches and dents more than a standard smooth finished hardwood floor.  Another option for busy spaces is white oak hardwood flooring with a matte finish which will also hold up well under heavy use.




Style and preferences

Your personal style and tastes as well as the existing décor of your home need to play a role in your selection. Your current cabinetry, trim work, furniture and wall colours need to be taken into consideration to ensure that the flooring you choose compliments the other design elements. You should be cautious about letting current trends dictate your floor selection, however, choosing a modern hardwood floor can be a great way to update your home in a tasteful way.



In addition to the cost per square foot, you’ll also need to account for what it will cost to get your floors installed. When looking for professional hardwood flooring installation, be sure to ask the right questions so that you know if removal and disposal of existing flooring is included as well as other extras such as furniture removal, threshold and baseboard work, sub-floor prep and cleaning once the job is complete.


Expert Advice

Choosing hardwood floors in Toronto can be made much easier when you seek out the advice of a flooring expert. With so many options that range in cost, design, style and colour, it can be overwhelming to select something that you love and that will look stunning in your home. Having a professional team from European Flooring guide you through the process is one of the best ways to ensure you are making an informed decision that takes into account all important factors.


The flooring you choose for your home will set the style and tone for the entire space. If you’re interested in learning more about luxury engineered wood flooring and how it can transform your home, contact European Flooring. We have a wide selection of white oak hardwood flooring, as well as many other wood type options, all of which come in a wide variety of widths and tones. Whatever the style and design you’re looking for, we can help you find the flooring you need.

About European Flooring

Founded by Mehran Khayeri, European Flooring is a Canadian based dealer of Custom hardwood, Luxury Engineered Flooring. As one of the first dealers for Khayeri Flooring in North America, their Designer Showroom in Toronto features high-end, innovative multi-layered and Wide Plank Engineered Flooring by Khayeri Curated Flooring TM. Over the past 20 years, they have partnered with world-class architectural/designer studios and builders in North America. Their engineered hardwood flooring draws inspiration from luxurious European destinations around the world such as Versailles, Scandinavia, and Copenhagen. European Flooring Group features a wide variety of tones, finishes, and styles of luxury wide plank engineered flooring.

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