Selecting the right design for your space or for your entire home can occasionally be a challenge when you like more than one type of flooring. Some rooms look amazing with dark floors, while others look incredible with light floors, but maybe you like traditional oak, but not so much that you want an entire home full of it. The choices can be dizzying, which is why we provide you with a designer who will help you every step of the way. Here are some tips on how to blend your favorite flooring to create a unique look!

 

Size Matters:

 

Combining different tones of flooring is fine if you stay with one plank size. Wide plank floors make a space feel more open, and by reducing the number of seems will showcase more of the beauty of the wood. The direction of the planks will align with the longest side of the space, and set the stage for the different types of flooring.

 

Shade Matters Too:

 

IMG_3005Keep the contrasting colors of the flooring close enough to one another where they are complimentary, not fighting one another. For example, white and gray wood floors bring enough interest without making it looking like a fun house. Keep the shade difference at one tone below or above the other.

 

Pattern May Need To Take A Backseat:

 

Patterned wood floors such as chevron or other interesting designs may bring a unique level of style, but with the contrasting colors in the floors, it will make the room look busy and smaller.

 

If what you want is more along the lines of using one shade of flooring in one room, and a different shade in an adjacent room, the above mentioned still stands. Additionally, you’ll want the transition between the two rooms to happen in a straight line at the threshold of the room.

 

Contrasting Furniture Makes a Difference:

 

If you’re not brave enough to commit to mixed flooring, create contrast with your furniture. The look of gray floors against dark kitchen cabinets, or dark flooring against white or light-colored DC-pic-2furniture is quite sophisticated and may give you enough of that interest you’re looking for in your overall design.

Call us to schedule your appointment with one of our designers. We will help you realize your vision and do it within your budget as well!