Popular Flooring Trend: Pre-Oiled Flooring

February 13, 2014 West Wind Flooring

The February issue of Canadian House & Home magazine reported a popular new trend in choosing a low-sheen wax oil finish rather than a high gloss, urethane coat. This method is much more eco-friendly and has a more natural look.

At West Wind we carry a pre-oiled floor by Vintage, either wire brushed or a simple UV oil coat. Already have a wood floor or like to oil it yourself DIY style we have a selection of Hardwax oil finished from Oli-Natura.



0 eco-friendlyflooring trendshardwax oilhardwoodoli-naturaVintage flooringwood finish

Joel’s Trip to Stanford University’s Bing Hall

September 24, 2013 West Wind CompanyFlooringProducts

What happens when you mix German beech , BC Yellow Cedar, Stanford university, a Russian woodworker (based in San Francisco) and West Wind Hardwood?  Last summer we manufactured 15,000 square feet of Beech and Yellow Cedar flooring.  The wood was destined for a concert hall on the Stanford campus in California.  This summer we had the opportunity to meet the contractor and see the installation first hand.

Alex Medvedev, owner of EH Floors Inc. was contracted to supply and install wood flooring inside the hall.  We met up at his office in San Francisco and from there headed south to see the project.


0 beechBing Concert Hallflooringyellow cedar

Home Shows – Spring Vs. Fall?

March 4, 2013 West Wind CompanyEventsFlooringHardwood & Softwood

Joel Radford, Flooring Manager says:

“Overall the show seemed worthwhile. Of the three days Saturday was the busiest with lots of people. Lots of newbies discovering West Wind products for the first time and took brochures/cards. The improved booth had a positive impact. The countertops  etc. showed a more fleshed out picture of our products and were a great way to engage with attendees.”

We’re expanding to the Vancouver Home/Garden/Design Show. There are choices folks: Spring vs. Fall. Do you have a thought? Where there’s an opinion, there’s a willing ear. Let us know by answering this poll:

When it comes to Home/Garden trade shows, which season is better?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

You can also drop Joel an email to joel@westwindhardwood.com.


0 eventsflooring trendshardwoodmillingphotos

CHBA Home Show Victoria 2013

January 24, 2013 West Wind EventsFlooring

We will be attending this years event, at the Save on Foods Memorial Centre in Victoria. Please stop by our booth and say “Hi!”

home-showShow times and hours:

Friday, February 15th: 12pm – 8pm.

Saturday, February 16th: 10am – 6pm

Sunday, February 17th: 10am – 4pm

For more information on the show visit chbavictoria.com




Enviro Flooring: Recycled Tight Knot Fir

November 7, 2012 West Wind CompanyFlooring

Our NEW Fir Collection is Tight Knot Douglas Fir recycled from 1940’s roof joists. These planks hold massive character. If you love wood that tells a story, than this is the floor for you!

Tongue & Groove
3/4″ x 8″ planks

For more enviro flooring options as well as traditional products visit our flooring website here.


0 douglas fireco-friendlyenviro firflooring trends

Custom Wide Plank Flooring

August 20, 2012 West Wind CompanyFlooring

Precision manufacturing & Quality

If your dream floor is a wide plank, vintage look and feel, than look no further! Each and every floor that we produce is made to exact specifications to ensure an exceptional fit from the first plank to the last board. In order to produce quality results, you must first start with a strong foundation.

Our foundation is built on our talented staff and our German made Weinig moulder. Together we are capable of producing the finest quality wood flooring.

Wide plank floors have a timelessness and character that suits almost every décor. If custom is not the route you’d like to take, than we also carry a brand called DuChateau.

DuChateau Floors produces top quality, wide plank hardwood floors that are distressed, Hard-Wax oiled, smoked and brushed to achieve a true vintage look. Their floors are antique reproduction hard-wax oil floors developed in Holland. Their hardwood floors are designed to reflect the styles found in Europe from centuries ago. DuChateau Floors’ goal is to recreate the same time worn look that showcases the character and longevity of a hardwood floor.

Please enquire with us today or visit our flooring website: www.flooringbywestwindhardwood.com


3 custom flooringflooring trendshardwood flooringwide plank

« Previous Posts