With the arrival of the holiday season, the shopping season is officially upon us. Wouldn’t it be amazing if there was a shopping guide telling you the dos and don’ts of hardwood flooring shopping? Well we are going to try to do just that. The natural place is to start is where to shop.


There are many different types of home renovation resource stores out there but they all fall in one of two categories.  There are the big box stores, and the specialized retailers. The big box stores carry a little bit of everything from lumber to plumbing, and lighting to flooring. They don’t however carry any customer service, product knowledge, or really good quality hardwood flooring selections. They do have product in stock at the ready, no-questions-asked return policies, and lower prices. The specialized retailers are just that. They are specialized. They carry only one category of home improvement products but they have a much more varied range of options. They will also educate you about the product, installation and care instructions in order to make sure you get the best out of your project. Information is power and specialized retailers are your master keys.

At M Squared Flooring & Design Centre we take the time to understand your needs, your expectations of your floors, your preferred aesthetic and based on that we show you a range of durable, fashionable and quality flooring products. We show you the difference between hardwood and engineered flooring, the benefits and drawbacks of them, the differences between species, wear over time, and so much more. We understand that walking into a room with so many samples on display may be overwhelming at first, but if you take the time to speak to one of our experts you will find that we can show you some very specific options that will best suit your specific needs.

To kick off the holidays and to show you a sample of this journey with M Squared, we are having special sale on Mercier products. Mercier is one of the best Canadian manufacturers of hardwood flooring worldwide. They sell their product far and wide and their dedication to quality is well evident in the final product. Let us show you what they have to offer your home this holiday season.