When it comes to hardwood flooring, there is an area where it seems to lack in comparison with some of the other flooring materials, and that is in the world of color. It is a common misconception, based on uninformed opinions about what is and what is not available. Luckily for those who live in the Nashville/Middle Tennessee area, the color of your hardwood flooring is just another thing you won’t have to worry about when working with the professionals at Ozburn-Hessey. Making sure you find a color or shade that matches everything in your home or business is one of the things that sets us apart, and once you see how many colors are actually available to you, the problem might change to having too many options. And that is before getting into what a nice finish will do for an otherwise boring or drab looking piece of wood.
Make a Statement with Hardwood Floor Colors
Just as you wouldn’t just throw on something before leaving the house without thinking about how that might affect the people around you, a choice in hardwood floor colors is a great way to make a statement about your home or business. Bright colors say something different than a darker wood, which in turn communicates a different feeling than lighter woods and grays.
For example, a dark wood, such as walnut, is going to give the impression of a classic elegance, while also making whatever room it is in look smaller. It is perfect for any room that might be a touch too large or open, as it tends to make rooms cozier and more intimate. The opposite is also true: using a light wood, such as pine or a lighter shade of cherry, will open things up and give the room a brighter, more inviting feel. Color is just another thing you need to take into account when selecting your floors, and the way it interacts with the material and cut of the plank is only going to enhance that perception.
Hardwood Floor Installation: Cleaning Up the Edges
What color floor you have is also going to affect the perceived cleanliness of your home. Because dirt and animal hair are more likely to show up on a lighter wood floor, a bright option is probably not suited for an area that receives a lot of foot traffic. Similarly, since most hardwood flooring options are treated with a surfacing coat to make them appear darker than they really are, scratches, scuffs, and nicks are going to show up with a greater degree of visibility, since the lighter shade beneath will shine through.
It is true that the range of colors available with hardwood is not as extreme, especially when compared with commercial carpeting, vinyl plank flooring, or laminate plank flooring. That does not mean you are only stuck with the basic browns and greys, however, as any professional with the Ozburn-Hessey Company will be able to inform you. Picking out the perfect color is just one of the services we provide, which includes hardwood flooring installation done right the first time. If you are thinking about getting a new floor but don’t know what you want it to say, then make sure to check in with the professionals here at Ozburn-Hessey first.