Should I select dark or light-colored hardwood flooring?

Should I select dark or light-colored hardwood flooring?

That question depends on you because many factors go into choosing a wood flooring color. However, there are several things to think about, so you should talk to the experts at our hardwood flooring company as you shop.

What's your style, and what look do you hope to achieve?

Light wood floors give the room an airier feeling and can even visually expand it. Some design experts also say it's easier to coordinate with a light-colored floor because they go with any style; they're more subtle, which gives your room design more opportunity to stand out.

Dark wood floors are more traditional, with a richness and feeling of luxury and drama. However, they also bring out the richness of the wood's grain, which gives your home a visually stunning appeal.

What?s family size got to do with it?

Plenty, kids, pets, and heavy foot traffic make the floors prone to scratches and scuffs, and they show more with a dark floor. Light floors hide this, dust and some soil, better, but if the grime is dark, it will be hidden by darker floors.

If you have a pet, also be mindful of the color, especially if it sheds. For example, a shedding black cat on a light-colored floor may not be what you want!?

What is the room like?

Light floors visually expand a room, while dark floors might make it look smaller. Also, be aware of direct sunlight. Dark solid hardwood flooring will absorb sunlight rather than repelling it like a light floor, so they aren't as prone to fading. If you have a room with many windows or a skylight, this might be something to think about.

The best thing is to take some samples of hardwood flooring to view in your home. Compare them at different times of day, as colors can shift in different lighting. Don't hesitate to ask the flooring experts at Carpet World Fargo in Fargo, ND, if you have questions. We service West Fargo, Horace, Casselton, ND, and Moorhead, MN, and be sure to ask about our free quotes.
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