How to Choose Your Hardwood Flooring

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Are you considering installing hardwood flooring in your home? Choosing the right hardwood flooring for your home can be an overwhelming experience. There are a variety of important factors to consider, including your budget, style, traffic, finishes, and installations. Bull Tough Flooring is here to help simplify the process. As Calgary-based flooring specialists, we have a few helpful tips for ensuring you are making the right choice for your home and lifestyle.

Tips for Selecting Hardwood Flooring

Budgeting for Hardwood Floors


When entering the process of selecting your new hardwood floor, it is essential to consider your budget. A full floor installation project has three main stages: floor preparation, installation, and finishing. Each stage is priced differently based on how much work is required and the cost of materials. As a general guide, $18 – $25 per square foot is what you should expect to pay for a solid onsite finished hardwood floor.

Hardwood Flooring that Reflects your Personal Style


Like any other element of your home, you must select flooring that is reflective of who you are and what you enjoy. This means finding inspiration. Scanning online blogs, retailers, and of course, Pinterest will help you evaluate what style of flooring you are looking for. It is also important that the flooring resonates with the style of your home. If you have a more modern home, you might want to consider an ultra low shine finish. The heavy concentration of clouding agents in the finish massively reduces how much light bounces off the floor. This characteristic of the finish gives your hardwood floor the look and feel of real hardwood. The combination of a custom mixed stain to compliment your decor and a finely sanded floor finished with this product is truly a winning combination for a floor that will literally last a lifetime. If your home has more traditional elements, a satin finish that has a slight sheen may be a better choice. We’ll do samples on your floor so you can see the difference.

Hardwood Flooring for your Lifestyle


When selecting hardwood flooring, your lifestyle should remain top of mind. Do you have pets? Children? Will the new flooring be installed in a heavily trafficked area? By considering these elements, you’ll be positioned to make an educated and informed decision regarding what floor colour, material, and style are right for you.

Hardwood Floor Finishes 


Beyond what type of wood you will be using, it is important to consider a finish that is right for your home and lifestyle. There are many different finishes available for hardwood floors, from natural to high gloss. You’ll need to decide what look you are going for before you start shopping.

At Bull Tough Flooring, Loba is our flagship product. A German-based company with more than 98 years of experience making high-quality hardwood flooring finishes. This range of water-based products is guaranteed to bring the best out of your floor while protecting it. There are dozens of products specifically designed to react differently with your floor, giving you a wide range of options to choose from, for the look and feel you are after.

Hardwood Flooring Installation in Calgary


Installing a solid hardwood floor in your home will always be a good investment because this type of floor never goes out of style and can be repaired, refinished, and re-coated multiple times. Our installation process guarantees your floor will look amazing and last a lifetime. To learn more about our installation process, contact us today!


How to Choose Your Hardwood Flooring

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