Hardwood flooring in your home can add a touch of warmth to your space. Hardwood floors are typically low maintenance and durable. They are easy to clean, and the color does not fade. A few things to consider when adding hardwood floors to your space include generally trying to keep the wood pattern the same throughout the house to create continuity and flow. Additionally, you want it to complement your décor. You do not necessarily want the floor to match the cupboards, but you don’t want them clashing either.
There are several choices that you have when it comes to color. You can choose anything from a light or white color to a dark or black hue. It could have a whitewashed look or have a very dark stain on it. Generally, if a darker color is used in a small room, it will have the tendency to make the room appear smaller than it is. If you find that you are very active in your home, you might want to consider something other than a very dark floor, which could show scratches and imperfections easier.
The floor can be natural, stained, or painted wood. You can put coasters or sliders under the furniture to minimize any possibility of damage. If you decide that there is a specific type/color of wood that you want to use, you can match your décor options to it. It will depend on how much of a remodel you are interested in doing in your space.
Also, you want to keep an eye on your budgeted amount for flooring, and your budget in general. Depending on the type of flooring that you choose, you might find that what you initially want is going to be out of your price range. It’s best to get estimates and work out different options for flooring when you are making changes. You want to make sure you do not end up having to go with something that you really don’t like because that seemed to be the only thing in your price range.
One thing to do would be to check to see if there are seasonal times where flooring costs less and labor is cheaper. Also, if there are annual sales or any other discounts that you can find in regard to the flooring that you are interested in. Sometimes the thing you benefit the most from is patience.