Installing wood flooring in your property can add beautiful aesthetic to any room. Since it’s a long term investment, choosing the colour of your wood floor becomes more daunting. Especially when you have so many options available these days, the process can feel a bit overwhelming too.
At Wood4Floors, we have seen many customers struggle with colour selection as they want to be sure if the colour of their wood floor compliments their home décor and other characteristics. The flooring experts understand how difficult it can be for homeowners to come to a decision. That’s why, we have shared a list of tips for choosing the colour of your wood floor. Because picking a wood floor colour is more about art than science. What you think would look great may not be the same for someone else. Just like how the colour that your neighbours choose might not be ideal for your property.
Tips for Choosing the Colour of Your Wood Floor:
1. Consider the size of the room:
If you are considering to install wood flooring in a large room then going with dark wood flooring shall make the sprawling space cozier and somewhat smaller. Whereas any light colour wood floors would help open up small living areas to make them seem relatively bigger.
2. Furniture and other home décor:
The colour of your furniture and home décor items like artwork or other statement pieces can be your guiding element while choosing the colour of your wood floor. Consider the things you’re planning to put in the room, it will help you to be certain about your flooring colour blends with these items.
3. Type of lighting:
The type of lighting in the room can have an impact on the look of your wood floors. A space with that allows plenty of natural light to entre, will produce more dramatic effect having installed darker colour wood floor. In rooms that rely on artificial light, wood flooring with lighter shade will give the space a brighter and livelier feel. If it is possible you must take home samples to check how they appear under different lighting conditions.
4. Think long term:
Wood being a natural material has the tendency to change the depth of colour and share with time. So, when choosing the colour of your wood floor you must also think about it’s durability. In case of solid hardwood flooring, they can be refinished again and again. However, it may not be possible to get the same shade every time. That is why, it’s very important to consider at least 5 to 10 years to base your decision on the whole spectrum of colours.
5. Always get samples:
The only way to know whether you’ll like the colour of your wood floor is by taking samples home. At Wood4Floors, we suggest all customers to either visit our showroom in London or order free samples online. It gives them an opportunity to see how the colour of wood flooring fits and feels in the rooms they desire to install the same. One can compare it with their furniture and can picture how it will look with their décor. Similarly, one can check how the colour of the wood floor appears under natural light and under artificial lighting throughout different times of the day.
We hope that these tips for choosing the colour of your wood floor have helped you. However, if you still want to remove all the guesswork from this process. Feel free to browse through our website and place your order for free samples. Perhaps, you can visit our showroom in London or Contact Us, our wood flooring experts will be more than happy to help you!