10 December, 2014

Choosing Hardwood Flooring Colours

premiumhardwood.caExotic hardwood comes in many beautiful shades and tones. But choosing the right color to complement your home can be a daunting task; there are so many choices! When selecting a color for your hardwood flooring, be creative as well as mindful of other colors in your home.

Choose Complementary Colors

If your walls are dark, avoid choosing a wood of the same hue because this can make the room seem smaller and depressing. Instead, choose a lighter wood like Ipe to offset the dark walls. Conversely, if your walls are lighter in color, pick a deep wood, like Red Balau Batu. These deep colored woods lend an elegant feel to any room.

For rooms with lowered ceilings go with a lighter colored wood in order to make the room feel bigger and brighter. Avoid matching the floor to the walls. Remember: dark flooring and lighter walls work well together instead of both walls being the same color.

Work With Samples

Get some samples of different shades and textures of exotic hardwood to try them out in your home before making a decision. Hold the sample up to the walls, furniture and base boards to make sure that the colors don’t clash. Look at the wood samples in different types of light like night and daytime as well as under artificial lighting.

Get Creative

Play around with patterns and colors! If the flooring is the central part of the room, try redder tones in order to make a bold statement. If your style is more traditional, choose a medium brown colored wood like Yellow Balau Batu so it will balance out other colors.

Choose a Quality Hardwood

Premium Hardwood Canada has a few exotic hardwood options that are perfect for your new floor.

  • Red Balau Batu is a mahogany color with a tight grain pattern that is pleasing to the eye.
  • Yellow Balau Batu’scolor ranges from a yellow-brown to a purplish-brown, made even more elegant with striking red undertones. It has a fine texture with medium, interlocking grains.
  • Ipe Hardwood from South America boasts an olive brown hue with either an irregular or straight grain pattern. Its texture may appear oily and fine ripple marks can be found on the wood.
  • Meranti, from Southeast Asia, is brownish in color with a coarse texture and interlocking grains.

The most important thing to remember when choosing an exotic hardwood color is to complement the room and pull from your creativity to create your dream home! There are many colors, grain patterns and shades to choose from so what are you waiting for? Visit Premium Hardwood Canada today.

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