How to choose the right wood flooring for your decor

Posted by Rumin Mann
March 31st, 2010

Wood is one of the most beautiful floorings you can choose for your home. No other flooring offers the warmth, beauty and value of wood. There are not only countless colours available, but there are also many different species as well, each with their unique characteristics.

This is why choosing the right wood floor to meet your specific taste and décor needs can be a challenge. According to Michel Collin, Marketing Director of Mercier Wood Flooring, one of North America’s leading hardwood flooring manufacturers, there are a few key factors to consider when choosing wood flooring.

First, you should consider the finished look you want to achieve for your décor. “It’s always best to start with your floor when decorating,” advised Collin. “If you want a modern or contemporary look, you should consider wood species that have a cleaner look with less texture and grain, such as maple, birch, or cherry. If you prefer a more rustic look, then white ash or oak would be best.”

Another factor to consider is the type of furniture you select for the rooms. If it’s wood furniture, it’s important to ensure it doesn’t clash with your new wood floor. “You can either match the wood furniture to the floor or you can opt for a contrast which gives a very nice look,” he added. Dark mahogany, oak or cherry furniture, for example, will show up much better on a light coloured wood floor than it would on a dark wood floor. Read More

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