Every homeowner, before even moving in, entertains the thought of owning a hardwood floor and there are many reasons why. After all, hardwood flooring is strong, cost-effective, beautiful, retains its value, and is more versatile than other types of flooring. The greatest three benefits of hardwood flooring however, are its maintainability, its value as a long-term investment for your home, and the many style and design options homeowners have when purchasing their flooring.

Hardwood Flooring is Easy to Maintain

Different types of flooring have different maintenance needs. Carpets need to be vacuumed, rugs need to be beaten and aired, but hardwood flooring only needs to be swept and mopped. Homeowners are busy and must prioritize their time. Spending unnecessary amounts of time vacuuming or cleaning rugs can be saved by purchasing a hardwood floor and freeing up your day.

In addition, you can ensure your hardwood flooring lasts decades in prime condition by following a few simple steps like sanding, finishing, and refinishing it, although these services should be performed by a specialist to preserve the beauty and strength of your flooring.

You can also prolong the life of your flooring by taking off your shoes, especially high heels, before walking on it, avoid scraping things like chairs on the floor when moving them, and regularly cleaning your floor by sweeping and mopping it. Hardwood flooring also does not accumulate dust, dirt, or grime unlike other forms of flooring like carpet. Hardwood is easy to clean and maintain so your floor will always look brand new.

A Good Long-Term Investment

Every homeowner is familiar with clothing fashion trends and fads, but not so much the ones in interior decorating. In the 1970s, people thought that shag carpeting was groovy but it lost its appeal very quickly. Some like laying stone tile all over their homes, turning the inside into a pyramid, and playing “Indiana Jones,” but quickly learned that stone does not retain heat well, lowering the temperature of their homes in the winter. Hardwood flooring, however, is timeless due to its beauty and durability.

In addition, a hardwood floor can be as unique as its owner, and will retain its value over decades. It’s a timeless look that can really pull a room together! Whether you are environmentally-friendly, simply like the look of wood flooring, or want flooring that is strong enough to accumulate decades of wear and tear without fail, hardwood flooring is a great choice. Whatever house you own, whether it’s a detached apartment, a bungalow, or a cottage or more, installing hardwood flooring will also increase the value of your home due to its popularity and value, unlike flooring trends.

The Options are Endless

Many homeowners are interested in a certain design or style when purchasing flooring. The flooring cannot distract from other interior design elements such as the color of the walls, or the furniture. Luckily, hardwood flooring is versatile because no two trees are alike. Each set of hardwood flooring will look different meaning that each set, like its owner, is unique.

Hardwood flooring can be purchased in different textures and colors depending on the homeowner’s decorating vision. To do this, the flooring can be sanded down and refinished if you want a different color choice and hardwood flooring can be made from many different types of hardwoods at affordable prices. At Invision Hardwood and Décor, we acknowledge that each customer is unique and requires different flooring and décor to match their needs.

Invision Hardwood and Décor is an interior design company specializing in hardwood flooring and décor. We service the Toronto, GTA, Thornhill, Richmond Hill, Woodbridge, and Vaughan areas and are located at 391 Edgeley Blvd, unit 6, L4K 4A7, in Concord, Ontario. For more information please visit our website at, or call us at (905) 669-8300.