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Four Things to Consider When Choosing a Color for Your Hardwood Floors

October 27, 2014 by | David | There have been 0 comments

Picture this: You’re ready to give your home a makeover that is both beautiful and practical. You also want the change to integrate seamlessly into the current design scheme. Before you get to work installing your Douglas fir flooring, it’s time to turn to AltruFir for advice! We have four factors that are important to consider when selecting wood flooring colors. Explore your options before diving in.

What Color is Your Furniture?
Contrary to popular belief, matching is not always the answer. Having furniture and flooring that are exactly the same color can make a room feel stifling. Furniture that almost matches flooring can be an eyesore. If you have light furniture, dark wood floor stain colors make the room look larger. With darker furniture, a medium shade accentuates both your wood flooring and furnishings.

How Do You Use the Room?
Is this a formal dining room or a children’s bedroom? Darker flooring colors are more forgiving towards spills, stains, and pets tromping through the home.

How Do You Want to Feel in Your Space?
Do you want to feel cozy and comfortable in your room? Darker coloring offers a welcome, homely air. Lighter colors make a space feel larger and more spacious.

What Is Your Style?
Are you drawn to a modern aesthetic, or is your home filled with antiques? Light coloring befits minimalist and contemporary designs, whereas a medium or dark floor accentuates historic styles.

If you’re on the fence about what color you should choose, it’s a good rule of thumb to avoid extremes. Medium coloring complements virtually any space, making it an ideal safe bet for homeowners unsure about what direction they should take.

Remember to always sample your stains when selecting hardwood floors and to give yourself time to explore your options. If you need a second opinion, don’t hesitate to contact Altrufir for assistance. We will help you find a color that you’ll love for years to come!


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