Light-woods, such as oak and maple, are currently trending, mainly because they're so easy to coordinate around; they work with almost anything. Darker colors like brown and ebony create warm and welcoming atmospheres and, when stained with a high gloss color, they have depth and reflective quality, almost like a mirror.
North American cherry is considered a first class hardwood and has been used for centuries. It has a beautiful pinkish/red hue, while its counterpart, the exotic Brazilian cherry, has a blazing red color.
Our experts at our hardwood flooring in Santa Ana, CA, can help you choose the right one.
Before you choose, consider this
Keep in mind that whatever color wood flooring you choose needs to harmonize with your overall style, other furnishings, and floor coverings. While nothing needs to be an exact match, your house should have a cohesive look. That said, those sensational wood floors in your neighbor's home may not necessarily work in your home.
Also, consider the room in which it's to be installed. Is there plenty of natural light, making it bright and sunny, or is it dark? Light colors can make a room look light and airy, while dark colors will make the room look darker. It's the same with room size; a light color can visually enlarge it, while a dark color can make it seem a little smaller.
Lifestyle: a significant role in deciding color
Light floors tend not to show dirt as much, but if you have a shedding black cat, you may want to rethink it and go with a dark floor. It will show dust more, though. Another thing you want to think about is if it's going in a busy room or if you have a large family with kids.
Our tagline says it all: Avalon Wood Flooring is “where dreams become a reality.” We hope to See you in our Santa Ana, CA, showroom, where you'll also get a free wood flooring quote. We work with homeowners and businesses in and around Santa Ana, Irvine, Newport Beach, and Corona Del Mar.