This is now the fourth time I have purchased wood flooring from The Floor Shop store in Leaside in 3.5 years. I have spent many, many hours in this establishment, and in lengthy discussions at various times with most of their staff.
Every single one of them has been a pleasure to deal with. These fellows know wood they love wood they are articulate they take their time with me and they are not salespeople. Let me amend this: of course in one sense they are salespeople, but their wood lines sell themselves. So to me they are more like wood educators.
Clearly they are dealing in high-end products. My purchases so far have all been engineered hardwood. Floor Shop prices seem fair to me call them affordable but I wasn't shopping for price.
I'll report back when this installation is complete next month, but I simply was compelled to give these "Woodmen" a salute.
Oh, previous wood floor details: three different installation crews, all seemed capable. A couple of little problems were corrected promptly and without hassle.
If you want me to give some lower grade just to avoid sounding like a Floor Shop shill, I'll give them only an "Average" mark for timeliness of installation. You won't have your wood floor next week. More like a month or two.
Like I'm waiting right now.
Update from my prior review: my engineered maple floor was installed 5-6 weeks after signing the contract. A three-person crew led by Wojtek did the job excellently and cleanly, in the anticipated one day.
I knew the end result would improve my home -- I did not anticipate by how much. A long narrow living room now looks bright and comparatively wide. And more like central Stockholm than central Toronto.
Worth every penny.