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A Guide to Choosing the Right Hardwood Floor Colour

If you have decided that hardwood flooring is right for your home, you certainly wouldn’t be alone. Hardwood offers a stylish and extremely durable floor solution that will definitely stand the test of time and with so many finishes, there’s something to suit every taste. Obviously, you want the floor to complement the rest of the home, so choosing the right colour is important and with that in mind, here are some tips to ensure that your flooring matches perfectly with the décor.

Contrast Your Colours

Rather than selecting a timber grain that matches your furniture (which will make the room look bland and uninviting) look for a contrasting shade. Market Timbers provides vinyl flooring Melbourne homeowners prefer. Market Timbers happens to be one of Melbourne’s leading flooring companies. They have an endless list of various timber grains that incorporate every shade, whatever product you choose and being a specialist flooring company, you can be sure of a first-class installation.

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Darker Shades for Large Rooms

If the flooring is of a darker shade, this will make a large room look more inviting, and likewise, a lighter shade works well with a small room. Auburn oak is a rich brown that is ideal for a large living room, while darker shades of walnut are also suitable for a wide expanse. Contrast is important to give the room a balanced look and with the right shades of brown and beige, the room will take on an elegant and stylish appearance.

Light Coloured Walls

It is advisable to select a floor colour that is slightly darker than the walls, which will give the room some depth and contrast. It is always advisable to actually take a small sample of the flooring home and then you can actually see how it looks prior to making any commitment. There are articles you can find online for further reading on how to choose the right colour flooring, which might help you decide.

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A Source of Inspiration

If you would like to see some fine examples of hardwood flooring, a Google image search will bring up a long list of stunning photos of hardwood flooring and you might just see exactly what you’re looking for. Failing that, the hardwood flooring company would have an extensive catalogue of hardwood samples, which will help you settle on a colour.

Low Ceilings

Avoid choosing a dark colour if the room has a low ceiling, as this will give the room a cramped look, while a lighter colour, such as beige, is ideal for a room with a low ceiling. Oak, ash and walnut are suitable species for such an environment, as they will make the room look more spacious.

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Whether you choose a solid timber floor or engineered flooring, there is a wide range of colours to suit every environment and by following the above advice, your new flooring will complement the interior perfectly. Make sure you deal with an established flooring company that has experience installing hardwood flooring and you can be sure of a first class installation.

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