Solid Hardwood Flooring

Solid hardwood flooring adds warmth and beauty throughout your home, and can also create value. Solid wood floors are a classic choice and by refinishing or re-coating can last a long time.  To view our selection and to learn more about the different types of wood flooring we carry, like white oak, birch or maple – visit our Edmonton Showroom!

Pros and Cons to Solid Hardwood Flooring

Pros:

  • Solid hardwood floors are often chosen when trying to match to an existing floor in the home or when you need to stay within a budget.
  • Solid hardwood can be refinished numerous times – we bring it in a variety of thicknesses typically 3/8 inches to 1 inch.
  • Most wood floors today are factory prefinished.

Cons:

  • It isn’t ideal to go wider than widths ranging between 1 ½ inches to 3 ¼ inches in solid wood floors. The wider the board width, the more chance of gapping in the winter months if the humidity in the home fluctuates. We have other options if you desire very wide planks.
  • If textured or rustic flooring options are what you desire, engineered hardwood is a better fit for you.
  • Solid hardwood floors are suitable on main (ground) and upper floor levels, but not below grade or basements due to excessive moisture concerns. This is another case where engineered flooring is a better option.

We are particular about the solid hardwood we carry as some will perform better in Edmonton and area than others. For example, Maple and Hickory can shrink or gap in winter months more than others. Some wood species, like Hickory and White Oak, have more colour variation or are harder and therefore better for homes with kids or dogs. Our knowledgeable staff can help you find the best type of floor for your home and explain how to take care of your new floors, including having the right humidity in your home.

Solid hardwood floors are made from a single piece of wood, milled with a tongue and groove for nail-down installation. Your floors are an investment and it is important to get the installation done properly, including a proper sub-floor, so you are happy with the final results. 

Contact us for expert advice and installation.

Supplier List

Vintage

As an innovative leader, in the prefinished hardwood flooring market, Vintage Hardwood Flooring has built a reputation on exceptional quality and service across North America. Vintage continuously strives to manufacture and market superior quality products and continuously offer new textures and trend hitting colours. Several products are 100% Canadian made including Pioneered® Solid, Crafted® Engineered, Structured Northern Solid Sawn™ and click U-LOC®. All products are prefinished with stains and sealers that are formaldehyde free.

SupplierSpeciesGradesSizesTexturesFinishesPlatforms
Vintage Hardwood FlooringAsh, Hickory, Maple, Red OakEstate, Select-V, HeritageWidths 2 1/4", 3 1/4”, 4 1/4”* - Thickness 3/4"Smooth, Etched, Wire Brushed with UV Urethane OilSemi Gloss, Pearl, UV Urethane Oil,Solid Hardwood (Pioneered)

* Touchwood Flooring does not recommend Solid Hardwood flooring in widths wider than 3 1/4in in Alberta’s dry climate. Engineered flooring with a Solid Sawn wear layer is recommended instead.

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Anything worth doing is worth doing well. At Preverco, we apply this ethos to every stage of hardwood floor production. No matter which product you choose, it will make your decor inspired: from the look and texture to manufacturing, nothing is left to chance. Whether you are looking for a floor for the children’s playroom or the master bedroom, you will find a product that meets your needs.

SupplierSpeciesGradesSizesTexturesFinishesPlatforms
PrevercoAsh, Birch, Maple, Red Oak, WalnutPure, Nuance, Pro Series, Variation, Variation with Knots2 1/4", 3 1/4”, 4 1/4"*, 5”* - Thickness 3/4"Smooth, Edge, Wave, Wire BrushedMat (10%), PreOil, Semi (40%)SolidClassic Hardwood

* Touchwood Flooring does not recommend Solid Hardwood flooring in widths wider than 3 1/4in in Alberta’s dry climate. Engineered flooring with a Solid Sawn wear layer is recommended instead.

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Discover the world's finest hardwood floors! Quality without compromise. Mirage hardwood flooring is designed to accentuate the distinctive character of each wood species, resulting in a unique and elegant wood floor design for your home. Our hardwood floors offer superior quality that exudes well-being and gives new life to your home décor. Made in North America, Mirage Floors are synonymous with beauty and durability.

SupplierSpeciesGradesSizesTexturesFinishesPlatforms
Mirage Hardwood FloorsBirch, Maple, Red Oak, White OakExclusive, Select & Better2 1/4", 2 1/2", 3 1/4", 4 1/4"* - Thickness 3/4"Smooth, Wire BrushedCashmere, Semi Gloss, DuramatteClassic

* Touchwood Flooring does not recommend Solid Hardwood flooring in widths wider than 3 1/4in in Alberta’s dry climate. Engineered flooring with a Solid Sawn wear layer is recommended instead.

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Coswick Flooring is produced with the best German woodworking traditions. Coswick celebrates the evolution of hardwood floors. Coswick offers a beautiful selection that is a classic and elegant solution for any space requiring hardwood flooring.

SupplierSpeciesGradesSizesTexturesFinishesPlatforms
Coswick Hardwood FloorsWhite Oak#1 Common, Quarter Sawn, Select & Better, Tavern3 1/4”, 4 1/4"* - Thickness 3/4"Smooth, Wire BrushedMatte, Semi Gloss, UV Silk OilSolid Hardwood

* Touchwood Flooring does not recommend Solid Hardwood flooring in widths wider than 31/4in in Alberta’s dry climate. Engineered flooring with a Solid Sawn wear layer is recommended instead.

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Touchwood Flooring has launched their very own line of quality hardwood flooring to serve as a Builder Grade Program and an economical option for the Renovation Market. Our goal is to supply a superior product, using today’s most requested designer colors on proven domestic wood species to help compliment our client’s homes. Lots of colours available in 3/4in Solid Maple, Red Oak & Yellow Birch as well as 3/4in Engineered Maple, Birch, Red Oak & Black Walnut

SupplierSpeciesGradesSizesTexturesFinishesPlatforms
Touchwood FlooringMaple, Red OakEstate, Select-V, Exclusive2 1/4", 3 1/4” - Thickness 3/4"SmoothPearl, CashmereSolid Hardwood
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We produce some of the finest Canadian made prefinished solid hardwood flooring and engineered hardwood flooring on the market. Available in a wide selection of domestic and exotic species, colors and grades we definitively have a hardwood floor that will catch your eye. Additionally we back our Evershine™ products with a 35 year warranty and ship all over Canada and the United States.

SupplierSpeciesGradesSizesTexturesFinishesPlatforms
Appalachian FlooringHickory, Maple, Red Oak, Walnut, BirchAdvantage, Excel, Prestige,2 1/4", 3 1/4” - Thickness 3/4"SmoothSemi Gloss, 35% SatinSolid Hardwood