The flooring in your home can be one of the most expensive investments that you will make when redesigning your home. So make sure you get it right. If you are planning on installing hardwood floors in multiple rooms of your home, there are a few questions to ask yourself before you get started. First off, what type of flooring will be installed in each of the rooms? And then, should the new floors match existing wood floors that already exist in your home? If not, should you pick new flooring? 

While many people try to match all of the wood floors throughout their homes, it’s not actually necessary, however there are some pros to matching all of your floors. For less bold decor, there is nothing easier than just using the same flooring throughout your house. It helps give the look of consistency. Some people find that the time they save not having to make decisions and select and compare multiple flooring options, is enough reason to match all of the wood flooring. Rooms that have the same flooring tends to look bigger, especially in an open food plan. The cohesiveness helps open the room and make the rooms look seamless without breaking them up with different floor options. Matching floors can actually be cheaper too. This is true if it’s a new construction on a home where contractors can buy flooring in bulk and save money. It also helps to save time on installation and can translate into additional savings. 

While matching is the easiest way to give floors a unified look, it’s not the only way. It won’t always turn out the way you would expect. Trying to match existing flooring can create a few problems. Floors that aren’t selected for the design of each room can work against you. Similar rooms with matching floors can lack uniqueness. When you try to match existing flooring, floors sometimes won’t be exact and can be an eyesore. Matching flooring can also be expensive and time-consuming, ordering sample after sample and not finding an exact match. You can also work with a professional to re-stain floors to try and match, but again, they might never be exact. Ultimately, it is a matter of personal style and taste as to which one you select for your home.