A major decision that homeowners often need to make during a remodel or new construction is what timber floor colour and design they should opt for to enhance their rooms in the best manner. If you are facing this at the moment, though, you may be wondering how to select the ideal choices for your home’s decor. After all, there is a multitude of options available on the market today, and choosing your favourite is overwhelming at times. To help eliminate part of the stress with this decision, keep in mind the following tips.
1. Avoid Dark Colours of Timber Flooring With Dark Rooms
Think about the lightness or darkness of your room when selecting the colour of timber flooring. If the room is dark from a lack of light or with various colours, flooring shades such as cherry and walnut will cause the room to be excessively dark. In this scenario, select ash, oak or another light-coloured shade. You will lighten up the room in a pleasant, eye-pleasing manner.
2. Monochrome Schemes May or May Not Work
Remember that you do not need to match the wood in your furniture with your timber floors. Dark timber floors with light-wood furniture are a complementary combination. While a monochrome scheme can work at times, you must consider the furnishings in the room before you can decide whether or not this is the right scheme for you. In addition, the shades of timber need to match almost dead on for this scheme to be attractive.
3. Keep the Layout Simple with Busy Furnishings
As far as the pattern of the layout of the floor boards goes, keep it simple if your furnishings include floral, geometric or other busy designs. For one thing, your furnishings will stand out in an attractive manner better this way. Also, you risk creating a hectic room design when you add an intricate pattern on top of busy furnishings. On the other hand, if your furnishings are solid colours and simple in design, it can be advantageous to add a pattern to the floor instead of just a traditional board layout.
4. Choose the Right Width of Boards for Your Home
Spacious rooms can handle the wider board widths to make a bold statement in your house with your timber floor colour and design. Smaller rooms, though, may benefit from narrow boards for a more subtle design style for your flooring.
Once the installers leave your house, you need to understand that you can turn to MAB Timber Floors for all your sanding, polishing and finishing needs for your choice of timber floor colour and design. We help maintain your wood floors with the proper techniques and sealers to ensure that they last as long as possible.