Solid & Engineered Wood

Solid and Engineered Hardwood Flooring Barrie

Achieve classic elegance or rustic charm with our complete collection of solid and engineered hardwood flooring. Barrie area homes can greatly benefit from the durable and long-lasting nature of hardwood. From cold Canadian winters to the heat of summer, beautiful hardwood floors maintain their look and add value to your home.

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Solid Hardwood

Benefits of Solid Hardwood

  • Easy maintenance and longevity. Many solid hardwood floors can last 100 years or more.
  • Can be sanded and refinished up to 3 times. This allows you to get rid of any scratches and to change the look of your floor without replacement.
  • Great resale value and return on investment if you plan to sell your home.
  • Tends to come in narrower boards compared to engineered wood. While not an advantage exactly, it can make a difference depending on your style preference.

Solid Vs Engineered Hardwood Flooring Barrie

We offer an extensive selection of both solid and engineered hardwood flooring. Choose from several varieties to suit your decor. However, each has specific differences in terms of aesthetics, longevity, durability, and refinishing options.

What is the difference between engineered and hardwood flooring? Hardwood flooring is the most traditional type of wood flooring and is cut directly from hardwood trees. Engineered hardwood is, instead, a wood veneer bonded to high quality plywood.

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Wood Flooring

Benefits of Wood Flooring Barrie

Wood flooring is known for its timeless aesthetic and longevity. With little more than a quick sweep and occasional damp mopping, wood flooring will look as good in twenty years as the day it was installed.

Available in a wide range of styles and colors, you can use wood flooring to match any home decor. Stain your hardwood flooring to completely alter the look of your room. Because hardwood can be sanded and refinished, stain can be used without damaging the underlying floor. Staining can also be a good option when your floor is in need of repair, but it has already been refinished several times. Though you can refinish a wood floor up to three times during its lifetime, it will eventually get too thin which makes Stain a great alternative.

Benefits of Engineered Wood

  • Easy to install, engineered wood can be glued down or locked into place.
  • More colour options than solid hardwood.
  • Though engineered wood typically has a shorter lifespan, it has much greater resistance to warping – making it better for humid climates and rooms with potential moisture and spills.
  • As easy to care for as solid hardwood and less temperamental when it comes to heat and changes in temperature.
  • With a thicker veneer it can be refinished once to twice.
  • Available in wider planks which can lend themselves to a more modern look. However, this is simply a preference. 
Engineered Hard Wood

Why Choose Bayfield Hardwood Flooring Store in Barrie Ontario

When choosing hardwood flooring store in Barrie Ontario, customers have several options. At Bayfield, we strive to always be the best option for you. Along with stocking a superior selection of wood flooring choices, our sales team is composed of people who have worked in the industry as installers or interior decorators. Consult with our team to help you get the right flooring for each room of your home. Call us today at (123) 456 7890 to learn more about our available products and installation.

Is Engineered or Hardwood Better for You?

There are three main factors when it comes to deciding which is better for your home: budget, installation method, and appearance.



Choose engineered wood if you prefer the look of wider planks. Neither is really preferred as an industry standard; this is purely based on your preference. However, if you plan to refinish your floor, solid hardwood is a superior choice. While engineered hardwood is able to be refinished once, solid hardwood can be refinished up to three times because it is thicker.


If you plan to install the flooring yourself, you may want to consider engineered wood. While some engineered wood can either be glued down or locked into place (the individual boards click and lock together forming a stable, solid sheet), majority of it has to be nailed (this method is considerably more difficult especially if you do not have experience).

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