Health Alert! Change your carpet for hardwood flooring now!!

Replacing your carpet with hardwood flooring might be more than an aesthetic endeavour. Get ride of that old carpet and get Hardwood Flooring, your health might depend on it.

Replacing your old carpet with hardwood flooring has more benefits than simple aesthetic appeal. It will add style to your home and create an entirely different energy and vibe throughout your home. It’s an easy and instant change that can even help raise your resale value. But, there is an even more important reason to get rid of that old carpet. We have addressed this in a blog on the air quality before, but it is worth discussing again. Carpet is the largest contributor to pollution in your home. Carpet contains VOCs that can release chemicals into your home for up to 5 years after your initial installation.

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are carbon-based chemicals. According to the EPA, these compounds are emitted as gases from certain solids or liquids. They contain a variety of chemicals, some that may cause short- and long-term adverse health effects. To tip the iceberg, the concentrations of these VOCs are ten times higher inside your home than outside. Then add in all the things that get stuck in your carpet such as dust and hair, which contribute to asthma and seasonal allergies. It’s pretty gross when you get down into the dirty of it all.

Health effects could be eye, nose and throat issues, headaches, nausea and loss of coordination to start with symptoms ranging from conjunctival irritation, irritated nose and throat or skin allergy symptoms. More serious effects may include: liver damage, kidney and nervous system and some organics are known to cause cancer in animals as well as humans. More severe symptoms you could experience are dyspnea (difficulty breathing), vomiting, epistaxis (anterior and/or posterior bleeding), fatigue and dizziness. Now, with any exposure to a pollutant, the health effects are dependent upon level of exposure and length of time you have been exposed. But why even potentially put yourself and your family at risk?

This is a very important issue. Canadian and American made flooring follow a standards that are not as strict as other countries. Please read a message from Ron Ander the president of Hardwood Flooring Store LTD.

Hardwood floors stay cleaner, last longer, are more durable and if installation is completed effectively using environmentally friendly tools then it won’t emit harmful chemicals inside your home! We offer a variety of wood flooring options from top manufacturer’s. This means you receive quality materials at a lower cost than any other flooring retailer. We know our flooring and can provide you with assistance along the way. In choosing us, you have complete control over the labor. You simply order your quality flooring and install yourself utilizing our tips along the way or hire us to do the work for you.

With our selection, pricing and expertise, you are sure to find the hardwood flooring you’ll love. Choose the Hardwood Flooring Store and make the switch to Hardwood today!

Is Dark Hardwood Flooring the New Trend?

Dark hardwood floors are trending in the flooring world right now. They are modern, chic and bring a sense of warmth to any space. The problem however with choosing a bold flooring choice is finding a way to properly integrate into the overall design of a specific room or your house as a whole.


Pairing the right furniture and decor will make the space open up and feel warm and inviting, but with the wrong colours and textures a dark hardwood floor can have the tendency to make the room feel dark and heavy. So if you have been looking for the right way to go about your redesign, take a look at these simple ideas and get ready to enjoy your new dark wood floors.

Keep it light

This is the contrast school of design. With dark hardwood floors try painting the walls white and buy furniture that is of the same tone as your floors but on the lighter end of the tonal scale. The white walls and the warm furniture will provide a nice contrast but not be too much of a difference as to appear stark and uninviting.

Touch of Colour

We all have a favorite colour but you are worried that it won’t work alongside your dark floors. Fear not. Find a nice bright version of your favorite colour and use it as your accent. The key to this trick is to use the accent colouring wisely, not let it overwhelm the space, and to mix in as much white as possible. The three colours will play off each other and keep the eye interest yet not distracted.

Texture is out

If you are looking to strike a more urban, stark, modern vibe to your space keep your decor and furniture colour choice in the gray space and mix in a bunch of different textures to add depth and interest to the room. Try leather pillows, shag rug, fabric accent chairs, metal side tables. This mix of textures will add visual interest to the room while keep it muted enough to retain the modern downtown loft kind of feel.

Some people will tell you that an easy way to get around decorating with dark hardwood floors is simply to cover them up as much as possible with large rugs. I think this is a lazy way to decorate and design your home. You spend all this money on dark hardwood floors just to cover them up. With a little homework and the right eye for picking furniture and decor, you will have a home that not only looks good but feels welcoming as soon as you step in the front door.

When looking into hardwood flooring quality is always best. You want a product that is not only safe but that will last in your home for generations. This trend in sustainable practice is something that is growing fast and spreading to other sectors. The consumer of tomorrow will not make his or her decision based solely on price, but rather on product sustainability and the actual sustainable practices of the maker. The next economy will grow in their concern for how and where the product was manufactured and if that place is socially responsible.

Hardwood floors are built for the future. While it is not an industry that will have late breaking technology developments, with hardwoods floors integrated with Bluetooth; the flooring industry is looking ahead long term.


The Hardwood Flooring Store is a proud supplier of quality sustainable products that are certified and of the highest quality. We carry only the best brands available on the market and that are ensured to last in your home for decades. Visit The Hardwood Flooring Store and one of our knowledgeable associates will gladly work with you to help figure out the right Hardwood Flooring Product for your home.

Tigerwood Flooring, the champion of the flooring world.

Tigerwood is one of the most visually interesting hardwoods on the U.S. & Canadian markets. It’s named for its striking longitudinal bands which resemble tiger stripes. As the wood ages the coloration darkens slightly and the stripes become nearly black. Tigerwood is prized as much for its durability as its beauty.

Tigerwood is the kind of the exotic hardwood flooring family! Tigerwood hardwood flooring is one of the hardest floors with a Janka solidity up to 2160, that is 67% harder than Red Oak at 1210.

Enjoy the Unique Beauty of Exotic Hardwood with Unparalleled Durability

Brazilian hardwoods are known for their superior hardness with some varieties more than twice the density rating of the strongest domestic counterparts, as indicated above. Due to its durability, exotic Brazilian hardwood is ideally suited for the most heavily trafficked areas of your home, including kitchens, entrance ways and hallways.

Whether you wish your exotic Brazilian hardwood flooring to be the focal point of your rooms or to enhance the visual appeal, your Hardwood Flooring Store experts will help you select the perfect species. Enjoy the following benefits when you work with your premium Toronto supplier of exotic hardwood:

  • Customized colours, stains and sheen levels
  • Our care in selecting only the finest Canadian or US finished quality exotic Brazilian hardwood
  • Unsurpassed durability in hardwood flooring
  • Maximum value for your investment
  • Guaranteed expert installation

Stop in to the the Hardwood Flooring Store showroom to experience over 1,000 samples in our selection of hardwoods.

The Family of Exotic Hardwood Flooring

1. Brazilian Cherry: Old Favorite Otherwise known as jatoba, this fiery red hardwood hails not just from Brazil, but from Peru and Mexico. Even though jatoba is not as popular as it once was, the good news for you is that the once sky-high prices have subsided to more reasonable levels.

Why You’ll Love It: At 2350 on the Janka scale, jatoba is extremely hard.

2. Tigerwood: Showy and Dramatic The perfectly-named tigerwood announces itself with its wildly contrasting wide grains. Tigers, zebras, any animal with stripes come to mind with this truly exotic-looking flooring.

Why You’ll Love It: Tigerwood is all about the drama that this flooring brings to a room.

3. Walnut: The Black Walnut is known for its deep, rich colour, and is most striking left untouched showing off  its natural beauty.  Black Walnut has burly grain patterns which give this wood an exotic appearance and is usually finished in its natural rich, brown color.  

Why You’ll Love It: A durable wood that is reasonable priced for exotics.

4. Sapele Mahogany: When a Straight Grain Is Too Boring For You Rated a mid-range 1,410 on the Janka scale, sapele is a tight, wavy-grained hardwood from tropical Africa.

Why You’ll Love It: You want flooring with a lush, wavy pattern that looks rich and very up-scale.

5. Australian Cypress: Rustic With a Touch of Class Australian Cypress is a very rustic-looking wood with whorls and pronounced grain.

Why You’ll Love It: You want to give your home a cottage or cabin feeling.

Of course, with so many options and points to consider you may want some assistance and sound advice to aide you with your decision making. When it comes to advice make sure you speak to experts that know what they are talking about and will offer you the best opinions based on experience. Contact us at the Hardwood Flooring Store and we can help you get the floors of your dreams. We have incredible discounts available at our liquidation store, so floors that were once $7.49 now discounted to $3.79. We also showcase only the best high-end floors on our premium website that are available at our main hardwood flooring store showroom in Markham Ontario just north of Toronto.

The Birch Advantage. Enchanting visual appeal, affordable price!

Why choosing birch might be harder than choosing other hardwood floors

More often than not, people at the hardwood flooring store asks about the difference between maple, oak, and birch. It seems users are truly doing their homework, and research tends to lead them into these three-contender-competition, that seems to be popular in the web.

The truth being told, all hardwood species have their particulars, and like everything in life, ups and downs will be found within diverse candidates to do the job.

But one constant seems to resonate amongst shoppers, and that is a reluctance of choosing birch as the number one candidate for their floors.

In part, the abundance of oak, the popularity of maple, and the solidity of hickory, play a major role in birch being out of the top-three candidates when shopping around, but also it seems that people do not seem to know enough about it to make an informed decision.

Birch: The unusual suspect

Found in temperate climate across the northern hemisphere (specially in the East Coast), birch tends to be a medium-size tree with bark having long, horizontal marks (formally called lenticels), that separate the outer layer into thin, flaky, paper-like plates.

Birch hardwood is characteristic for varying colour gradations, even within the same tree. The reason for this, being the different tones from heartwood to sapwood. This might not appeal to everyone, but it is one enchanting visual characteristic that makes birch very unique.

Even with this ‘tone-range’ birch colours are warm and suitable for bedrooms and living rooms, where traffic might not be as high as a kitchen or dinning room. Remember, birch is softer than hickory, maple, or oak, which in the long-run, might need higher maintenance if installed in high-trafficked areas.

Birch hardwood’s natural highlights provide an elegant way of making rooms look bigger and somewhat playful. This might work very well for an area like a home library, providing visual stimulation, and giving the sense of greater space, where usually book shelves take substantial real-state.

Birch’s intermediate grain patterns do not fluctuate as much as oak, nor are as straight-forward, modern-looking, as maple’s, which truly makes it a well-rounded contender for un-stated visual appeal.

Of course, with so many options and points to consider you may want some assistance and sound advice to aide you with your decision making. When it comes to advice make sure you speak to experts that know what they are talking about and will offer you the best opinions based on experience. Contact us at the Hardwood Flooring Store and we can help you get the floors of your dreams. We have incredible discounts available at our liquidation store, so floors that were once $5.49 now discounted to $0.75. We also showcase only the best high-end floors on our premium website that are available at our main hardwood flooring store showroom in Markham Ontario just north of Toronto.

Buying Exotic Hardwood Flooring For The Best Price

Solid hardwood flooring gives a home character and beauty that is unsurpassed by other types of flooring. What if we told you that you could convert your everyday hardwood flooring into an exotic masterpiece – without spending the kitchen sink? When you select exotic hardwood flooring from the experts at the Hardwood Flooring Stores. We’ve negotiated with some of the top manufacturers for the world’s most beautiful, stunning hardwood species, bringing you a exceptional, Canadian approach to modern hardwood flooring.

Hardwood floors add to the value of your home wherever they are installed. Their return on investment is one of the best in the flooring industry. They truly are an investment in a home, not just an expense. The appeal to homeowners is that hardwood floors function well in traditional homes and contemporary homes alike, with flooring options to fit any design style. Widths as narrow as 2 ¼” and wider than 7” are available in the finish and colour of your choice.

Quality and Safety first

We source only Canadian and US manufactured products for our customers. There’s a huge quantity of hardwood flooring that is manufactured from illegally sourced lumber in the Siberian and Malaysian forests. The New Yorker did a full expose about the illegally sourced logs that are shipped by massive trains or ships to China where it is used in the manufacturing of hardwood flooring. In many cases these products are packaged with deceptive wording making it look like it is made in Canada or the U.S.A.

You can’t put a package of bubble gum on a shelf in Shopper’s Drug mart without the ingredients and health information listed in French and English but you can get away with bringing products from China and label the cartons in a deceptive way to make people think that it is made in Canada.

 Why is Canadian manufactured hardwood flooring important?

 1.    Strict health and safety issues for the factory workers making the flooring.

2.    Strict regulations on the chemicals used in the adhesives and finishes.

3.    Living wages paid to the workers

4.    Flooring made in our market is for our climatic conditions.

5.    Certified selective harvesting of lumber in our sustainable forests.

6.    Local manufacturers with real warranties

7.    All revenue from manufacturing and distribution stays in our country

8.    Canadian pride in manufacturing leading to the very best quality in the world.

What is Exotic Flooring?

While there is no official definition of “exotic wood,” the term generally refers to species that are not found in North America. They are imported from tropical, faraway places like Africa, Australia, the Far East, and Brazil.

So, what makes exotic hardwoods so desirable to so many people, especially for their homes?

Their appeal lies in their unusual and striking appearance, which differs by species and even from tree to tree of the same species. Exotic hardwood floors are known and loved for their distinctive color tones, textures, and grains.

At Hardwood Flooring Store we have selected the four finest exotic hardwoods to create a stunning array of floors that are Lacey Act compliant, to ensure legally sourced timber.

African Sapele

Looking for a dramatically elegant floor? Consider crimson–chestnut Sapele, with its crisscrossed and streaked or honeycomb grain and its rippling, banded, or speckled patterns. Sapele is not an endangered species—it is abundant in Africa.

Brazilian Cherry

Grown in the forests of Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, South America, and French Guinea, this stunning hardwood features earthy browns with soft burgundy undertones. Gorgeous Brazilian Cherry adds flair without overwhelming your space.

Black Walnut

Few wood species have the deep, dark character and warmth of Black Walnut. Grown in the central and eastern USA, its rich chocolate tones and straight, open grain bring timeless elegance to your design scheme.

Santos Mahogany

This stunning exotic species is found in southern Mexico, Central America, and as far away as Argentina. Incredibly hard and dense, the Santos Mahogany‘s dark brown hue with lustrous red undertones and streaked grain add sophisticated elegance to any décor. Our sources harvest this wood responsibly.

At Hardwood Flooring Store you will find most of our exotic looking hardwood floors in our International Series which features our exclusive Pure Genius® air-purifying technology.

Talk to the experts
 

Of course, with so many options and points to consider you may want some assistance and sound advice to aide you with your decision making. When it comes to advice make sure you speak to experts that know what they are talking about and will offer you the best opinions based on experience. Contact us at the Hardwood Flooring Store and we can help you get the floors of your dreams. We have incredible discounts available at our liquidation store, so floors that were once $5.49 now discounted to $0.75. We also showcase only the best high-end floors on our premium website that are available at our main hardwood flooring store showroom in Markham Ontario just north of Toronto.

Richard Barclay

We have a highly skilled team at the hardwood flooring store, so anyone you speak to will be able to help. For this blog I would like to feature Richard Barclay, he just recently celebrated 15 years working at our Markham location.

The Future of Hardwood Flooring

The future of hardwood flooring is sustainable. In this way the industry has been leading in this domain for a long time now. Long gone are the days where companies and consumers were willing to put up with illegal and non-sustainable practices. If companies want to stick around, then they have to show that they are practicing and not just preaching the sale of environmentally safe and sustainable products if they want to continue as a successful flooring business for decades to come.

The flooring industry relies on a natural resource that is renewable but that unfortunately to renew needs somewhere in the ballpark of about 75 to 100 years to grow to maturity. In order to maintain the public appetite for hardwood and ensure there is enough supply to meet the need, companies in not just the flooring industry but others like furniture and paper realized that the old business model would not work.

Change is hard however. Some companies saw that in order to ensure their business would be sustainable for years to come on a global scale they would need to change the way they operated. This meant more time and money to be spent on infrastructure, shipping, etc. — something companies in search of profits for their shareholders did not want to take part in. In North America, companies were given little choice to change their business practices as governments put in place measures to ensure the protection and sustainability of their forests. These protections meant companies had less access to lumber and therefore rising costs for consumers.

In order to get around this some companies turned to the global forest and lumber industries where laws were less strict or not enforced at all. Countries like China and Russia opened their boarders to lumber producers and sold them all kinds of wood products at rock bottom prices. This meant North American markets became flooded with cheap goods from China and Russia. While that was great for consumer’s pockets, the quality and safety of those products was extremely poor.

When purchasing hardwood flooring products sourced in Canada customers are guaranteed that companies have met National Standards when it comes to quality and safety of their products. With the products sourced from China and Russia, the quality of the product was less and, in many cases, put the health of the end customer in real serious danger.

In order to make a cheaper and more affordable product and to increase their profits, these companies were caught using toxic formaldehyde at levels that were way above Canadian and American standards.

Those companies, while they increased their profits short term were eventually called out for their practices and have since lost market share to the companies that have been building sustainable fair-trade businesses that provide high quality product to their customers.

More and more companies are jumping on this responsible corporation bandwagon. Recently the top CEO’s from companies like Apple, Google, JP Morgan Chase and others have said the future of business is to ensure they are meeting the needs of their employees, listening to the needs of their customers and ensuring they are practicing a sustainable business for future generations. This is an incredible shift in thinking from the worlds most powerful CEOs and should not be taken lightly. No longer is the all mighty power of the shareholder the sole reason to exist for a corporation.

Hardwood flooring is a purchase that should not be done lightly. Finding the cheapest flooring might save you money upfront but those floors will not last long and end up costing you more in terms of replacement and potential health risks as well.


When looking into hardwood flooring quality is always best. You want a product that is not only safe but that will last in your home for generations. This trend in sustainable practice is something that is growing fast and spreading to other sectors. The consumer of tomorrow will not make his or her decision based solely on price, but rather on product sustainability and the actual sustainable practices of the maker. The next economy will grow in their concern for how and where the product was manufactured and if that place is socially responsible.

Hardwood floors are built for the future. While it is not an industry that will have late breaking technology developments, with hardwoods floors integrated with Bluetooth; the flooring industry is looking ahead long term.

The Hardwood Flooring Store  is a proud supplier of quality sustainable products that are certified and of the highest quality. We carry only the best brands available on the market and that are ensured to last in your home for decades. Visit The Hardwood Flooring Store and one of our knowledgeable associates will gladly work with you to help figure out the right Hardwood Flooring Product for your home.

Top 5 Hardwood Flooring Styles

Home renovation season is never out of demand, and you can finally make the changes you’ve been thinking about all summer to transform your home. After the tireless effort of finding the perfect floor to match your new decore, you probably realized in the process that your flooring style could give you that extra punch in every room.

This blog will help you make the right choice when choosing a hardwood floor for your home or condo.

The texture of a hardwood floor can add a lot to a décor, as you saw in one of our previous blog post where we presented some great options, and its style can considerably influence your interior as well. Nowadays, a variety of hardwood flooring styles and looks are available on the market.

Let’s take a look at the top 10 best hardwood flooring styles.

The Classic Look

The classic look has a smooth texture and is timeless and versatile, and still one of the most purchased hardwood flooring in most homes today. At The Hardwood Flooring Store this look is paired with either a smooth texture or an open grain texture and is available in a variety of colours and finishes.

We carry an extensive line of flooring from Lauzon’s extensive hardwood flooring selection feature in this timeless style.

The Shaded Look

The Hardwood Flooring Store carries a number of products that carry this look. It has a beautiful interplay between light and dark patterns in the wood that really stand out. The manufacturers intuitively use color to bring out all the character of the wood species giving it a more dynamic look and feel. It is definitely a look that stands out from a more classic look and feel.

Customers appreciate this attractive style, you can take a closer look at one of our suppliers at Lauzon and Preverco that supply us with amazing deals that we can pass on to you.

The Antique Look

A lot of home owners in the GTA have the privilege of owning some really beautiful, but older homes. Sometimes a really nice modern floor just doesn’t match the feel of the home. The antique look is the perfect flooring option for home owners that are looking to preserve that historic look. There are a lot of choices that will accomplish this, so you definitely want to come and visit our showroom to see how we can really help you find that perfect floor that matches your home.

The Floor with Character

Looking for flooring that truly gives you a stand-out look and complements wood’s innate character and beauty, this style accentuates the color contrasts in the grain. Paired with our wire-brushed texture, it masks the effects of daily traffic. Give your space real personality with this beautiful hardwood flooring style whose flaws make it flawless.

Looking for flooring that has character can be a little harder than your standard flooring options. Spend the time to look for the right pattern, texture, finish and colour. The choice might be harder but getting it right can really make your home stand out!

The Linear Flooring Option

One of our suppliers is Lauzon, they push the boundaries of floor design with our own exclusive techniques. Inspired by the natural motifs found in mineral stratification and featuring a gray color palette, our linear look is ultramodern and urban.

Come and Visit Us!

The best way to experience your new floors is to see and touch your new floors. We have very experienced staff that have been working with the Hardwood Flooring Store for decades. That experience will get you the best floor at the best price. We have a hardwood flooring liquidation room for the buyer that is looking for really high-end flooring for smaller or really specific jobs. Some of these great floors are discounted over 50%. We also have an exclusive line of high-end flooring options at our premium hardwood flooring website. Visit our main website at www.hardwoodflooringstore.com and come and see what we have to offer.

An Important Message from Ron Ander

“You can’t put a package of bubble gum on a shelf in Shopper’s Drug mart without the ingredients and health information listed in French and English but you can get away with bringing products from China and label the cartons in a deceptive way to make people think that it is made in Canada. Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken. “

— Ron Ander.

I want to bring up a subject that is very disturbing.

In the last few years about 8 hardwood flooring manufacturing plants have closed in the G.T.A. leading to about 1,000 people losing their union jobs.

All of this is happening while hardwood flooring is gaining in popularity. How often do you have customers asking for wall to wall broadloom?

Here’s the cause of hardwood flooring manufacturers disappearing in our market:

There’s a huge quantity of hardwood flooring that is manufactured from illegally sourced lumber in the Siberian and Malaysian forests. The New Yorker did a full expose about the illegally sourced logs that are shipped by massive trains or ships to China where it is used in the manufacturing of hardwood flooring. In many cases these products are packaged with deceptive wording making it look like it is made in Canada or the U.S.A.

Wood flooring on train

They use product names that are Canadian and American sounding. The consumers of these products think that they are buying from Canadian or American manufactures where the standards for production and chemicals used in the process of making the floors are high. Unfortunately, the health standards are not yet at the north American level.

How the retailers get away with lying

Many of the companies selling these products lie to their clients. One of the biggest lies I’ve heard repeated many times over the years is that the flooring product was from B.C. There is an element of truth as the ships from China can’t sail past the Rocky Mountains. Often Chinese flooring comes over and is labeled with maple leaf stickers and the products are given Canadian sounding names.

I heard that from a lady this week who was looking for a few cartons of an engineered hardwood floor that she recently bought from one of those pop-up hardwood flooring retailers. The company disappeared and she desperately needed a few cartons to finish her job because she had so many defective pieces of flooring in her original order. She went to the dealer of the flooring product but they were no longer in business. When she told me the name of the brand I told her that we don’t sell any products manufactured in China and can’t help her. I also told her that the manufacturer’s outlet that is very close to my office on Victoria Park Avenue is in receivership. She was told that I’m mistaken because she was told that the flooring was made in B.C.

You can’t put a package of bubble gum on a shelf in Shopper’s Drug mart without the ingredients and health information listed in French and English but you can get away with bringing products from China and label the cartons in a deceptive way to make people think that it is made in Canada.

Why is Canadian manufactured hardwood flooring important?

1.    Strict health and safety issues for the factory workers making the flooring.

2.    Strict regulations on the chemicals used in the adhesives and finishes.

3.    Living wages paid to the workers

4.    Flooring made in our market is for our climatic conditions.

5.    Certified selective harvesting of lumber in our sustainable forests.

6.    Local manufacturers with real warranties

7.    All revenue from manufacturing and distribution stays in our country

8.    Canadian pride in manufacturing leading to the very best quality in the world.

I have been told that when you don’t have something nice to say about someone don’t say it so I will say that we have a prime minister with great hair. What we don’t have is a leader who will stop the illegal, immoral, and damaging activity that is destroying Canadian jobs in the manufacturing of hardwood flooring and for that matter many other industries.

Another think that the environmentalists and politicians should get really upset about is the fake certificates issued by offshore companies, often from the Amazon.

We had a supplier several years ago talking to us about getting high quality Brazil and Peruvian Jatoba and Santos Mahogany shipped here for us to get finished by our suppliers. I asked about making sure that the products were from certified forests. He told me that for a few thousand dollars he will get government certificates for the shipment, but the product was still the same. In other words, for a fee I could bring in illegally logged lumber from the Amazon where half of the world’s oxygen in generated and reassure our clients that it has been governmentally certified as being from responsible sustainable sources.

The Hardwood Flooring Stores locations are on Victoria Park Avenue, 2 blocks north of Steeles Avenue, on the N.E. corner of Victoria Park Avenue and a small street called Telson. The reason that I stress that we are two blocks north of Steeles Avenue is that we are surrounded by pop up hardwood flooring companies. I stress this because our so-called competition have used every possible method to distract our customers from coming to us. One company used to hire people to stand on our driveway stopping our customers to direct them to their location next door.

1950 car

We’ve been in the same building for almost 40 years and are well known in the industry for finding really good deals on hardwood flooring but more importantly selling mostly top-quality hardwood flooring made right here in Canada.

Our Burlington location is on Corporate Drive, 1 mile north of the Q.E.W. west off Appleby Line. For easy reference we are right next door to the Shop Vac building and across the street from The Re-Store from Habitat for Humanity.

I have been running this company for over 41 years and I love finding really good deals for our about 8,000 customers a year. My suppliers, mostly Canadian love the way we do business with them. To the detriment of our so-called competitors, with the exception of the odd vacation and the odd long distance sailboat race, I’m not planning on going anywhere in the near future.

The government is doing very little to protect the honest companies in the hardwood flooring business from the millions of dollars in under the table business that doesn’t help contribute to finance our society.

Come and Visit Us!

The best way to experience your new floors is to see and touch your new floors. We have very experienced staff that have been working with the Hardwood Flooring Store for decades. That experience will get you the best floor at the best price. We have a hardwood flooring liquidation room for the buyer that is looking for really high-end flooring for smaller or really specific jobs. Some of these great floors are discounted over 50%. We also have an exclusive line of high-end flooring options at our premium hardwood flooring website. Visit our main website at www.hardwoodflooringstore.com and come and see what we have to offer.

Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

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