It finally happened. After what seemed like months of false starts and rain delays, the warmth of the traditional Nashville summer is upon us. That means getting used to the heat and the humidity all over again. Of course, this is a good thing for your flooring, since the heat is much better for the overall health of your floor than a lot of rain and random temperature shifts. Summer is also a time to embrace the nature of the season, which means kicking back, loosening the tie, and relaxing a bit. What does that mean for your floors though? As we here at Ozburn-Hessey have previously discussed, if you ever want to do something to change your home or office in a small, yet drastic way, changing your flooring is a great way to do it. For one thing, replacing the flooring is not a very difficult thing to do. That being said, if you’ve never changed the flooring, it is something you’ll want to speak with the professionals here at Ozburn-Hessey about, since they know more about floor installation than just about anyone.
With Commercial and Residential Carpeting, Color is King
The easiest way to make your home or office a little more summer-like and easy breezy is to change the color scheme of your commercial or residential carpeting. In most homes, this means getting rid of the usual colors – whites, tans, blacks, etc. – and bringing in a little color. Many people are afraid of using a bold color in their home or office, since it can be done incorrectly very easily. It becomes a bit more clear when you understand color theory and how it relates to your home. Cooler colors, such as darker shades of blue, green, and purple, tend to make whichever room they are used in feel a lot smaller than they actually are. This is a good thing for a room that you want to have a more intimate feel to it, but it can backfire. If you want an area to look roomy, use a warmer shade. Not only is it going to contribute to making your home or office look like it is permanently drenched in sunlight, but it will help make the area look bigger.
If you are thinking about making a change, you might want to look into modular carpeting. Modular carpeting is designed to be removed and swapped out on the fly, so you can make changes to your flooring whenever you want.
For Hardwood Flooring, Restore That Old Shine
Another way to bring a little summer life to your home or office is by repainting the hardwood flooring. Hardwoods with a nice, subtle white coat of paint recall old sailing ships braving the great unknown that is the ocean, and what is more summer-esque than the open sea? Of course, just refinishing your hardwood floor’s surface will make it look nice and young, and that traditional glaze will remind everyone of the outdoors.
Summer is one of the best times to make a change to anyplace that looks like it needs a bit of a shakeup. Bring the feeling of the season into your home by making things brighter with warmer shades of carpeting, and by rejuvenating your hardwood floors. If you have any questions, or want some professional advice, make sure to contact us for all your flooring needs.