The color of your hardwood floors can make a big difference when it comes to the "feel" of your home. It can be stressful for the average homeowner to decide if they want to go light or dark. A natural finish can be gorgeous under the right circumstances, the darker floors are in style these days. We'd like to offer you some tips when it comes to picking the right shade of stain for your hardwood floors.
"The benefit of a lighter hardwood floor is that it makes any space look larger than it is."
Over the past few years, we've noticed darker stains really coming into style. We admit that it looks great, but we think a light shade to a floor can really make a statement as well. The benefit of a lighter hardwood floor is that it makes any space look larger than it is. We also find that it adds a very palpable optimistic vibe to the air that a darker hardwood floor cannot.
Darker floors are very elegant, and customers are really letting us know through their choices. Customers that are attracted to "urban or hipster" lifestyles are finding that dark hardwood floors add character to pretty much any space. Don't forget that these fads operate in waves. It probably won't be very long until lighter hardwood floors start to become popular again. You may find yourself in the position of deciding whether you want to be a trend setter or a follower.
"Low ceilings are almost always going to need a light hardwood floor to battle the natural constraints that a low ceiling creates."
The actual shape of your space is a very important factor to consider when contemplating what color you want your hardwood floors to be. Low ceilings are almost always going to need a light hardwood floor to battle the natural constraints that a low ceiling creates. An open floor plan will often be complimented with darker hardwood floors. Realize that a darker hardwood floor is going to make a space look a bit smaller, but with that, it adds a warmth and elegance that lighter shade simply cannot.
Every space is different, and we realize that there are many factors to consider when deciding what the color of your hardwood floors are going to be. Visit our stain page to see some of the stains that our customers have been choosing over the past few months. Remember that a lot of displays are not going be accurate in terms of color reproduction. It is always better to see these colors in person and in natural light.
If you have any further questions, don't be afraid to contact us.