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A Guide to Picking the Right Color of Flooring For Your Room

Posted on June 21, 2021 by fivestarwood

Hardwood flooring is one of the most common types of flooring opted by homeowners in the United States of America. Hardwood flooring sales were 3.57 billion US dollars in 2019.

There are many factors to consider before choosing the right kind of hardwood floor for your house or office. These include the pattern, type, acoustic properties, finishing, and color of the wood.

It might seem irrelevant, but the color of your flooring can play a crucial role in making your room feel more luxurious and give it an illusion of being larger than it is.

Here are some things you should keep in mind before deciding the color of flooring:

Size Of Your Room:

If the room is small, it is optimal to choose a lighter colored flooring, like beige and light oak, because it makes the room look bigger. Natural tones help open up the room and make them feel airier.

You can also choose darker colored flooring and pair it with a lighter color on the walls for a similar effect.

ladder on a wooden floor

Maintenance And Cleaning:

Keep in mind the effort and time you will have to invest in your hardwood flooring to keep them clean.

Like everything, light-colored flooring is bound to get dirtier and messier and will require more maintenance. However, dark-colored flooring requires less maintenance and can also conceal spills and stains.

Lightning In The Room:

There are two types of lighting you should factor in when making your decision, natural and artificial.

The intensity and shades of natural lightening keep changing all day long, and artificial lightening does not change.

Samples can help you pick the right color. Place the samples where you want the flooring to be installed and observe how they look in natural and artificial light during the day and nighttime.

Read The Room:

The décor, furniture, and accessories make the room’s vibe, and each room has a different style and personality. A kitchen can’t have the same aesthetic as the playroom.

If you’re replacing the floor in a room that is already furnished, hold flooring samples against the furniture and décor of the room to get a better idea of which type of flooring will look best.

If you are installing floors in a room not decorated yet, you can assess the accessories, décor, and feel you have in mind for that room and then choose the flooring color.

If you want to accentuate something in the room, such as décor or furniture, an excellent practice would be to go for more natural colored flooring.

If you are looking for a Seattle hardwood flooring contractor, reach out to us!

We provide various services, including hardwood flooring installation, repair and replacement.