Hardwood flooring is a wise investment for most home owners as it is long lasting and adds resale value. It is also an extremely versatile option and can work with any home’s existing design. If you’re considering hardwood but aren’t sure which type best suits your home’s style, please take a look at some of our suggested combinations below.
Modern decor is all about clean lines and sleek finishes and there are plenty of hardwood styles to complement this look. Woods with subtle grain patterns such as cherry and maple will blend well with other minimalist elements of your contemporary home. Thin, single planks will mimic the linear architecture of a modern home. We recommend a matte finish to go along with popular modern design textures like concrete and leather.
On the other side of the interior design spectrum, a rustic look embraces everything cozy and natural. An oak floor with knots and imperfections will fit right in with a design that emphasizes nature. Rustic or country homes often incorporate a variety of different types of wood from furniture to cabinetry to ceilings so you don’t need to be concerned about finding an exact match when it comes to flooring. Wide plank, reclaimed wood is a great choice for a rustic home as it will bring character and warmth to your space.
For a classic style, we recommend a richly coloured wood like mahogany that will add drama without distracting from the rest of your home’s design. Mahogany flooring provides a perfect canvas for luxurious finishes like gold and marble. In a traditional home, however, it may be more desirable for wood elements to match so when selecting flooring for a room with existing wood furniture or cabinetry focus on finding the correct colour whether that means moving to a different type of wood or using a custom stain.
In general, a useful guideline to consider for any home decor style is that light wood will make a space appear larger while dark wood may have the opposite effect. If you plan to choose a dark colour for your wood flooring make sure you are using it in a large room or a room with plenty of natural light to balance it out.
We hope you find our suggestions for wood flooring to match your home helpful. If you feel your home doesn’t fit into the three categories above or our recommendations don’t suit your taste, our expert team will be happy to help you select the best flooring for your unique style. Practicality and function are also important factors to keep in mind. Most looks can be achieved with solid wood or engineered wood flooring depending on your needs. Please give us a call at 613-274-7977 to learn more about our hardwood floor installation and refinishing services.