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Jason's Carpet & Tile Blog > Why Go Dark with Hardwood

Why Go Dark with Hardwood

Friday, April 13, 2018 1:22 PM

Color is a one of the key factors that come into play when deciding a floor. If you’ve already decided you want wood floor, the next step is to figure out if you want light flooring or dark flooring. In order to help you define what would work best in your home, we’ve come up with some dark hardwood pros and cons.

A great advantage of dark floors is that they tend to be more stylish and hide imperfections. So, if your floor is old and has a bunch of imperfections (e.g. gaps in floor, water stains, knots), darker stains will cover this up better. Darker stains will camouflages stains better and the shadows of the gaps (which sometimes is due to normal expansion/contraction and other times from the wood drying out a bit after exposure for 80-100 years). Of course, if your flooring is damaged or has holes, new wood can usually be woven in for a repair, especially if it’s a small area.

A downside to dark color flooring is that it can make your space look smaller, and dust can be more visible. However, it’ll definitely look beautiful. While, light colors make your space look bigger, and it can bypass the fact that you haven’t cleaned your floor recently because they show less dirt.

Dark hardwood is the ultimate classic sophistication, and will always be in style. It can be easy to combine with different kinds of furniture. For instance, for a modern look, white furniture can be used combined with colorful pillows.