Facts About Hardwood Flooring

by | Feb 15, 2022 | Flooring General, Hardwood, Home Tips

Are you getting ready to redo your home and introduce some new flooring options? Swapping out your floors can be a great way to revitalize your space, add value to the whole property, and create more comfort within your home. Finding the right fit can be a simple process with the right information and guidance on hand, and Ashley Fine Floors is always here to help you find the perfect custom solutions for your next renovation project.

Below, we’ll take a closer look at one of our most popular flooring solutions: hardwood. As a timeless and elegant option for any space, hardwood is sure to wow and add a show-stopping feature to your home. Read on to learn more!

What Makes Hardwood So Popular?

Flooring trends may come and go, but there’s a good reason that hardwood floors have been at the top of the flooring industry for decades. Take a look around any show home, Pinterest home design section, or home inspiration site, and you’ll see countless examples of the undeniable elegance and luxury that wood floors add to any space. Regardless of the grain or stain, hardwood has a unique ability to transform a room and change the overall aesthetic in an incredible way. Key facts to keep in mind when considering hardwood floors include:

Amazing Longevity

You may be aware that hardwood is pretty solid, and therefore a long-lasting option for your home, but you may not know just how long it can last! When installed and cared for properly, hardwood can last up to 75 years, with occasional sanding done every decade or so to repair any dulling and cover up minor imperfections that occur over time.

No Two Floors are the Same

Since hardwood is made from natural materials, it takes on the unique characteristics of its source. That means, just like the trees it comes from, each set of hardwood will look a little different, leaving you with a secret “thumbprint” that only you have inside your space.

Cleaning is Easy

Everyone always talks about the challenges associated with cleaning hardwood, but few people talk about the perks involved. While it is true that you will want to be careful with cleaning, especially if using any products and when selecting the right tools (gentle options only!), hardwood is generally fairly simple to maintain overall. Unlike carpet that constantly needs to be vacuumed, hardwood can be kept looking good by simply sweeping and spot cleaning as needed.

Makes Your Space Bigger

Want your den to look bigger? Choose hardwood! Hardwood is great for opening up smaller spaces and adding extra “room” visually, especially when paired with complementary furniture and lighting.

Lots of Variety

If you’re worried that you may not be able to find the right planks to match your vibe, you can rest easy! No matter your sense of style, it’s easy to find a grain, colour, and style that works for every room. Ashley Fine Floors is proud to feature a wide selection of hardwood products in a variety of colours, grains, and plank sizes. Our inventory includes:

  • Maple
  • Birch
  • Softwood
  • Ash
  • Oak
  • Walnut
  • Cherry, and more!

Find Hardwood Flooring And More At Ashley Fine Floors

Ashely Fine Floor is the Edmonton Region’s premier destination for floor solutions. With a gorgeous showroom and installation services available, finding the right flooring has never been easier! Contact our experts today to learn more!