Wood flooring is a significant investment in your home. So choosing a color–of anything–will always be one of the most challenging decisions you'll need to make.
All the experts say, start simple. First, select the grain pattern, which is essentially the species. Then look at swatches of stains and decide which one you like most for that particular pattern.
Make sure you look at them in your own home. Like paint chips, they can look different in your lighting with your furnishings.
Here are three more tips to help you in your solid hardwood flooring shopping expedition.
Look at your overall room decor
Colors should harmonize, not be exact matches. You wouldn't want exact matches because they can make the room seem cluttered.
Pay attention also to undertones. They can cause clashes and conflicts as much as any primary color!
Floor = focal point
The floor no longer serves as a neutral backdrop. Especially if it's a large open area, the floor will be the main event. Go with deep, rich colors to show it off.
See the designers at our hardwood flooring company
They'll help you create a room with terrific balance and exciting contrast. For example, lighter-colored floors can make a space seem more open and airy. Dark floors can give a room contrast and a modern look.
While you're at it, think of upkeep. Light floors hide dust, scuffs, and scratches better. Dark floors hide dark dirt.
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Mr. B's Flooring can help turn your vision into reality. We're known for our superior, craftsman-like wood flooring installations.
Visit our showroom in Spencer, IA, to learn more and get a free hardwood flooring quote. We service Spirit Lake, Hartley, Emmetsburg, Okoboji, and Storm Lake.