Are you looking to make a big decision this year? Is it time to update the flooring in your home? Hardwood flooring is a great way to change the dynamic of your house, but before any purchase, there are several questions that you should first consider. Invision Hardwood & Décor specializes in hardwood flooring and we are dedicated to helping our clients find the best hardwood flooring solutions possible.

Which Room Will You Place It In?

Always consider which room you plan to install your hardwood flooring in. When it comes to flooring, the basement is considered below grade, the ground floor is on grade, and any upper levels are above grade. The basement is a poor choice for hardwood flooring due to the moisture that comes up through the ground. If you want to install hardwood flooring in your basement, you will need to consider engineered wood.

What Material Is the Subfloor?

Hardwood flooring isn’t compatible with all types of subfloor. Most homes use concrete, plywood, or particleboard. Find out what type of subfloor you have before you look into hardwood. If you have a concrete subfloor, your only practical choice is engineered hardwood. Plywood is versatile and allows for almost any type of hardwood flooring. Lastly, if your subfloor is made up of particle board, you’ll likely need to change it to durable plywood.

What Is Your Lifestyle?

Hardwood isn’t for everyone. If you are a messy individual, if you have children with limitless energy, animals with sharp claws, or you are clumsy and find yourself dropping things frequently, hardwood may not be the best choice for you as hardwood is easy to scratch and damage. Consider your lifestyle before investing in this type of flooring.

Invision Hardwood & Décor is an experienced flooring company with years of experience. We offer our services to clients in Toronto, Thornhill, Richmond Hill, Woodbridge, Vaughan, and through the GTA. Contact us today if you have any questions.