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Hardwood Flooring in a living room by Floors Depot

Hardwood could be called the classic flooring material. Hardwood looks great, has fantastic longevity, and adds a feeling of luxury to every home it is installed in. 


However, solid hardwood comes with some drawbacks – including a weakness to moisture (causing discolouration or warpage), a complicated installation and a big price tag.


If any of these factors are turning you off, engineered hardwood is a great compromise that could be the perfect choice for your home. It offers increased moisture resistance, an easier installation, and is easier on your budget!


We understand that installing a new floor in your home or building is a big, personal decision. 

Since opening our doors in 2005, Floors Depot has been proud to be the premier flooring services and products provider in the Greater Vancouver Area. Let our almost two decades’ of experience work for you so that you can focus on the next step of your renovation with peace of mind.


Engineered Wood Flooring

Engineered hardwood is a product designed to mimic the appearance of hardwood flooring at a lower price and with a few advantages. While it was once regarded as a cheap or inferior imitation, modern engineered flooring products are crafted to a high standard and have a very similar appearance.


Engineered hardwood flooring is crafted from several layers of high-quality plywood bonded together and attached to a thin veneer of hardwood flooring. 


Plywood is a more moisture-resistant material than hardwood, so the core is less likely to warp under mild moisture exposure than a hardwood floor. As each plank of engineered hardwood is already bonded to its plywood core, there is no need for an extensive subfloor preparation before installation, which is another great advantage, particularly for DIYers. 


Given that engineered hardwood flooring is cheaper than solid hardwood, you might be asking – what’s the catch? The main disadvantage of engineered hardwood is longevity. The thick planks of a solid hardwood floor can be sanded down and refinished as many as ten or twelve times throughout the floor’s lifespan. This ability to restore the floor is why some hardwood floors have lasted over a century in great condition. In comparison, you will only be able to restore an engineered hardwood floor as few as one or two times. 


Once you’ve decided on installing engineered hardwood flooring, your next big decision is your species. The wide range we stock at Floor Depot allows us to offer you a stunning variety of colour, shade, durability and more. Here are three favourites to give you an example of the variety on offer:


  • Maple

A mainstay of Canadian construction for centuries, maple continues to provide us with an outstanding material for hardwood floors. Extremely durable, maple is a dependable choice with a surprising amount of variety in colour.


  • White Oak

A favourite wood in recent years, white oak provides a tough floor that is resistant to dents and impacts. Even better, the wood readily accepts a variety of stains, giving you freedom to customize the appearance of your new floor.


  • Walnut

When you need to make a statement, walnut is your wood of choice. Its dark, rich tones add an elegant warmth to any room. However, walnut is a softer wood that requires more care and maintenance to keep it looking at its best.


A sample of some of our other popular woods includes:


  • Red Oak

  • Cherry

  • Mahogany

  • Sapele

  • Hickory


Need help picking the perfect wood for your installation? Our floor wood experts would be more than happy to sit down with you for a consultation.


Sold on engineered hardwood flooring? Floors Depot is the perfect destination for finding the right product. Besides the convenience of browsing our catalogue from home, you’ll be working with a partner who has the expert knowledge to execute a perfect installation- as thousands of our clients can testify. 


Engineered hardwood flooring comes in snap-fit boards that interlock with one another for an easier installation. Unlock solid hardwood, it also doesn’t require an extensive subfloor preparation because of the bonded plywood backing. That being said, all flooring is an investment and we recommend leaving it to the pros! Installation is a complicated process, but we have the advantage of having done it many times before. 


Our experienced professionals will not only bring an enormous catalogue of flooring samples to your doorstep, they have the expert knowledge that allows them to guide you in picking the perfect hardwood floor product for your home. Once you’ve made your selection, you can sit back and let us do the work – we’ll prepare for the installation, safely moving your furniture and removing your old flooring. After we install your beautiful new floor, we’ll move everything back to its old place, so you can enjoy your new hardwood in peace. We pride ourselves on our fast, efficient service – we’re usually in and out in one day!


To find out more about why we are the best installer in the area, reach out to arrange a free quote and consultation!


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Besides being a beautiful addition to any home, engineered hardwood floors offer several key advantages that make them a great addition to your property. Here are just a few of the many benefits:

            Last Decades – Provided they are well cared-for, engineered hardwood floors can last two to three decades – or more!

            Refinishing – Engineered hardwood floors can usually be refinished between one and three times. This will restore the wood to a condition as good as new, and remove any scratches, mild stains, or scuffs.

            Family-friendly – Children can play on hardwood floors without worry of scratches, and they're durable enough for rough wear from pets as well. Hardwood floors also provide comfort underfoot and keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer.


If solid hardwood is out of budget at the moment, an engineered hardwood floor can be a great compromise. It’s also a great way to stand out from other properties in your area, you’ll enjoy it while you live in the property and benefit again when it comes time to put your home on the market. A beautiful floor is a great indication to a prospective buyer of the quality of construction and care put into your home.


Still not convinced? Ask for a free quote today and let our professionals find the perfect product for your home.


We are proud of every job we do. No matter how big or how small, we always give our best work. We like to think of it as putting a smile on a sad floor’s face (and yours!).


The Best Team
In The Business

Our great reputation is built on our team of flooring professionals. Together they have lifetimes of experience in every part of the process and a deep knowledge of our products and services.

All-in-One Service

When you work with us, we handle every aspect of the flooring process. From our first consultation all the way through to the finishing touches of the installation, this lets us provide you with a smooth experience that we have mastered from start to finish.

Best Price

By performing the entire process in-house and building on our great relationships with our suppliers, we’re confident that we can always offer you the best prices in the industry.

Environmentally Friendly Materials

Whenever there’s an option, we choose the environmentally friendly one. We consider environmental stewardship to be part of our business model. Modern hardwood floors are sourced from renewable timber resources.

Guaranteed Quality

We only work with trustworthy companies and suppliers that have a reliable track record of delivering top-quality products. When you work with us, you’ll know exactly what you are getting.

Individual Approach

We treat each and every client as a new opportunity to show why we are the premier flooring specialist in the area. Reach out to us today to learn first hand why we are the best!


We required an emergency floor replacement due on very short notice. We called Alex at 4pm on Friday afternoon and he was there by 6. Within days our floor was replaced and we were able to move back in. Alex and his team did an outstanding job. Their customer service is excellent. Marjan and I highly recommend Floors Depot!

Kevin Day


Alex was a clear communicator. The job was done quickly and he was accommodating to our tight schedule. When some unforeseen challenges came up with the renovation (out of his control) he solved it and kept the project on schedule. Our floors look great, and the whole experience was stress free. I would highly recommend Alex to anyone!

Joey Mitchell


Great price and excellent service from the Floors Depot store! They did a beautiful job installing our new laminate floors and paying special attention to finishings and trims. Thank you for a job well done. I will definitely refer you to my family and friends.

Laurie H.



Serving Greater Vancouver/ Metro Vancouver Areas:

Vancouver, Burnaby, Surrey, Delta, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Richmond, North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Maple Ridge, Langley, New Westminster, White Rock, Pitt Meadows, Township of Langley


How much will my hardwood flooring cost?

Every job will have its own unique cost, depending on the home and your needs and preferences as a customer. As a rough estimate, we typically quote in the range of $3 – $8 per square foot, but we would love to have an individual conversation about your requirements and provide you with a free quote.

Are engineered hardwood floors worth it?

Based on our intense positive feedback over the last two decades, the answer is “Yes!” as far as we’re concerned. The unique advantages of a product with the appearance of solid hardwood at a more affordable price, all while being equally or even more durable make it easy for us to recommend them. Ultimately the choice is yours, but we would love to convince you!

How long does hardwood last?

While this ultimately depends on the wear out on the floor and the level of care, thinner engineered hardwood floors are estimated to last 20-30 years, while thicker hardwood lasts closer to 40-80.


Still have questions? Consult with our hardwood flooring experts about your project and make the first step to your dream floors.

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