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Hardwood flooring

The type of flooring in our house plays an important role in the overall feel and design. It also impacts many of the decisions while planning for future renovations. Hardwood flooring has always been a classic choice. Even with the availability of wood-look options, there will always be a market for it. 

It is absolutely useful to have professional aid in flooring, both in making decisions as well as for installation support. Maple leaf Flooring is committed as the premier flooring store in Calgary. You can always count on us to get the job done.


The use of hardwood for building purposes dates back before recorded history. It became extensively used as a flooring material during the Middle Ages. With the advent of the industrial age, finer milling and common sizing developed. By the 1980s, prefinished hardwood flooring was introduced. 

Technology has made it possible to make thinner floors while keeping the same durability. The planks used earlier were much thicker and wider than the ones used today.

Due to incredible advancements, hardwood floors can now be constructed from the most exotic woods from around the world including:

• Black Walnut

• Soft Maple

• White Oak

• Red Oak

• Hickory

• Aspen

• Elm

In addition to the fun designs, you also have to consider factors such as:

• Your family’s lifestyle

• Cost of the materials

• Things like furniture in your home


• Dark Stained Wood Floors

These are elegant and provide an expensive feel to your room. You can choose among colours like dark walnut, espresso or Jacobean.

• Blonde Wood Floors

These provide a light feel to your home. Your room will feel open and more expansive, especially if large planks are used. You can make use of stains as ash, red oak, maple or bamboo.

• Whitewashed Wood Floors

These are perfect for farmhouse style homes, especially kitchens. They help make your rooms bigger, brighter and more relaxed. “Whitewashed” doesn’t mean a smooth and finished white wood. 

• Honey Wood Floors

These are just a step darker than blonde wood and are dark enough to have the features of dark stained wood. This not only provides a rich and warm feeling, but also makes your room look larger. Additionally, the material is easy to find in many popular wood species.

• Gray Wood Floors

In addition to looking trendy, these can help set the feel of a cool and contemporary home. They also provide a neutral backdrop that can aid in making your home appear more vibrant. 

• Satin Finished Wood Floors

These are a perfect compromise between matte and glossy. It gives a shine along with hiding imperfections. 

• Matte Finished Wood Floors

This actually makes your home look expensive, warm and contemporary.

It should, however, be kept in mind that a poor quality wood floor can feel dull with a matte finish, but a high-quality one will look gorgeous.

• Oiled Wood Floors

Oil finishes penetrate the wood, seeps in and coats every layer. This enhances strength and continues to improve durability over time. It also gives the wood a matte finish.

• Mixed Width Wood Floors

This is where you lay wood planks with different widths. Wider and longer planks help in making your room appear larger.

• Engineered Hardwood Flooring

It has a thin hardwood veneer layer on top of high-density fiberboard or plywood. It’s ideal for families and pet owners because it’s easier to maintain than traditional solid hardwood.


We have been in this business for around 21 years and pride ourselves on high-quality flooring. We offer a wide variety of products from carpet to hardwood. Our experienced staff has extensive knowledge in the flooring industry and can assist in choosing the best flooring solution for your needs. 

Also, for information on engineered flooring options, read our blog post - LAMINATE VS. LVP: A BREAKDOWN OF YOUR ENGINEERED FLOORING OPTIONS

Call us to know more about our cost effective services.

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