While the initial cost of installing hardwood flooring may be higher than other flooring options, it is most certainly a worthwhile investment. Hardwood flooring adds charm, character and a timeless style to your home. It also offers several tangible advantages over other types of flooring materials you have to choose from. When properly maintained and cared for, hardwood flooring can last a lifetime with only relatively minor signs of wear and tear.

Below, our experts have outlined 4 principal benefits of hardwood flooring:


All types of hardwood flooring, whether solid wood or engineered hardwood are highly durable
and resistant to everyday wear and tear. It is possible to scratch or even dent your hardwood, but this won’t be because of regular foot traffic. Due to the nature of the natural material they hold the warm temperatures significantly better than most man-made flooring such as laminate, tile or vinyl floors. So, underfoot they are much more comfortable, especially in the colder months of the year.


General maintenance and cleaning of wooden floors are relatively easy. Hardwood floors are fairly resistant to spills and dirt, so simply wiping up, mopping or simply sweeping away any dirt should do the trick. Knowing that most household items will not damage or stain your flooring provides peace of mind for homeowners with children or pets. One note of caution, wood flooring can absorb liquid and moisture and this may lead to damage, so clean up any spills as soon as possible. Pet owners and allergy sufferers will particularly benefit from hardwood flooring, as they do not harbour parasites such as fleas, dust mites, ticks or allergen producing spores. Also, unpleasant odours caused by pets or liquids that have been spilt will not be a concern, thanks to the ease of cleaning your hardwood floors.


The timeless appeal of hardwood flooring is one of the main attributes that attracts homeowners. Unlike other flooring options, hardwood doesn’t have patterns or styles that may go in and out of fashion. As no one plank of wood has the same grain there will always be slight design and shade variances that add a further authentic, natural appeal to your flooring. Wood flooring has been utilized throughout homes for centuries, and you can rest assured that it will continue to be used for years to come. If you would like to change the look of your flooring or if they begin to look slightly worn after years of use, you can always have your floors sanded and re-stained, bringing back your floor’s original lustre.


Price and budget may be an important factor when purchasing your flooring material. Hardwood flooring comes in a wide spectrum of styles and raw material types creating various price brackets, from inexpensive to significantly pricier options. With a wide array of options, you should be easily able to find something that fits your style and budget. Wood floors should be considered as an investment in your home. The aesthetic appeal and character adding properties of hardwood flooring will add to the overall value of your property, and the ease of maintenance will help you save time and money when cleaning, as harsh cleaning chemicals are not needed or recommended. Finally, as a durable and long-lasting flooring option, hardwood floors will eliminate the need to replace your flooring several years down the road, saving you further costs of replacing your flooring in 10-15 years.