Both light and dark wood flooring shades have plenty of styles. They're both great choices, but ultimately, your decision will be personal preference.
Lighter woods go with everything
Colors like blond, caramel, white and whitewashed can look traditional or contemporary. However, they coordinate with just about anything and look just as great with subtle pastels or richer, deeper shades.
They make a room brighter and airier. They can also visually enlarge a space, so they're especially great for smaller rooms.
Light floors hide the dust, scratch, and scuffs better on either engineered or solid hardwood flooring. You'll also need to consider if you have a pet that sheds.
Dark fur on a light floor will cause incessant vacuuming.
Dark Floor: sophisticated and dramatic
Dark hardwood floors never go out of style. They can make a stunning design statement, especially when paired with contrasting shades, such as white accessories.
You'll need to think about balance, however. For example, dark wood flooring with equally dark walls or accessories makes a room look gloomy and small.
They are well known for showing scratches. But, on the other hand, they hide dark dirt and sometimes even stains better.
You, too, need to consider pets. It'll show up if you have one with white or light-colored fur.
Our hardwood flooring company will help you choose the right one for you.
What happens if I change my decor and the colors no longer work?
No problem. Just have the floors sanded and stained another color.
Yes, even dark wood flooring goes blond! I know; I did it myself.
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At Urban Floors, you see all shades of hardwood flooring. They're also from top brands such as Bella Cera, Bel Air, Cali Bamboo, etc.
Visit our showroom in Walled Lake, MI. We work on residential and commercial projects in Metro Detroit.