Posts Tagged ‘hardwood floor stain’

Which is Best? | Light Stained vs. Dark Stained

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

A room’s ambience can be affected by factors such as decor, furniture, wall paint, and the flooring choice. The stain color of your hardwood floors has a huge effect on any room it’s in, and deciding between a light colored stain or dark colored stain is more important than you may think. It’s best to learn about both options to aid in figuring out which is better suited for your home.

Dark stained hardwood floor

If you already have pre-existing hardwood floors with dents or scratches and are looking to stain your floors, a darker colored stain will cover them up easily and be barely noticeable under dark grey or deep brown stains.

However, dark stained hardwood floors will show post-installation wear and tear more visibly than with lighter stains. If you have a family with children and pets, darker stains may not be best for your home. Scratches and dents will be much more difficult to hide. Also, dust will show up more on darker stained floors. A darker stain is ideal if you want to create a warm, cozy feeling in your home, and if there is not too much traffic in your home.

Light stained hardwood floor

Light stained floors are better suited for homes with high traffic, and can brighten up any space.

To enlarge a small room, light colored hardwood stains are a good choice. Due to it’s reflective colors, it can help brighten up a room. Lighter colored stains are also better at hiding dents and marks that happen post-installation, which can be helpful in the long run. It’s also better at hiding dust and debris, which is ideal for a home with children and pets.

So, which is better for your home?

Regardless of the stain color, a good quality hardwood floor will bring a beautiful ambience to any home. Darker stained floors add an element of formality to a home, and help make a larger room feel cozier. It is also great when restoring an older hardwood floor. Lighter stained floors can bring a brightness to small rooms and spaces, and is better at hiding dents and marks.

The decision lies in which is better for your personal lifestyle, and our team at Signature Hardwood Floors are here to help. Contact us for any questions, and a FREE ESTIMATE. You can call us at 410.415.0755 or click here today! You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn!

The Best Wall Color for Your Hardwood Floors

Wednesday, March 27th, 2019

Picking out the best wall color to compliment your hardwood floors can be a difficult task. With so many options, how can you know what’s best? We’re making it easier for you by giving you some design tips to help you pick out the best wall color for your hardwood floors.

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Neutral is always an option

If you want to play it safe, neutral colors will work with anything. They are not meant to make bold statements, but still provide a style that can be appreciated by many. Here are some example colors:

  • Ivory
  • Cream
  • Tan
  • Taupe
  • White

Opt for bold colors if you want a contrast

If you are looking to make a bold statement by having both your floors and walls stand out, you need to contrast the colors. Find the undertone to your hardwood floors, and use a color wheel to find the opposite color. To make it easier, if it is a warm color, contrast with a cool color, and vice versa.

Putting all attention on the floor

If you want to make your hardwood floors the main statement in the room, you should choose a wall color based on intensity. For example, if you have dark stained hardwood floors and want to keep the attention there, then choose a wall color such as pale blue, light peach or light orange. This keeps the attention away from the walls and onto the floor instead.

Need help figuring out your floor’s undertone, or need an opinion on a design idea? Contact the hardwood flooring experts at Signature Hardwood Floors for any questions, and a FREE ESTIMATE. You can call us at 410.415.0755 or click here today! You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn!