Hardwood floors are one of the most popular requests when people are looking to upgrade their home. They can do a lot to open up your space and make it feel cleaner and spacious.
If you are ready to make the switch to hardwood floors, here are a few tips:
Check Under the Carpet
Some people are surprised when they find hardwood floors underneath the carpet. If you have hardwood floors, a lot can be done to make them look good as new.
Picking a Color
Room size, ceiling height, color and texture of walls and furniture should be your primary considerations when choosing a wood floor color. Make sure the colors go together, use samples to hold up to your walls, curtains, and furniture before you decide on a color.
Avoid Dark Colors in Small Spaces
While dark colors can give a formal or even warm mood to a room, you’ll want to avoid them in small rooms. Dark hardwood floors can make a room feel smaller and gloomy.
Just like getting sample paint, it’s important to get floor samples. Lighting, furniture, curtains and wall color can make a big difference when choosing your hardwood floors. Take multiple samples home and look at them in a different light to ensure you’ll like the color, any time of day.
If your room has low ceilings, you’ll want to stick to lighter colors (for your floor and your paint color). Lighter colors will open up a room.