The Various Types of Hardwood Flooring Textures

Jul 24, 2023
The Various Types of Hardwood Flooring Textures

While explaining it in words can be complicated, texture has a very important role in good interior design. And one of the easiest ways to add texture to a room is through the use of hardwood flooring. Hardwood flooring textures, in addition to stain colors, set the tone for the style of the room as a whole. So, choosing the best texture for your space will depend on the type of look you’re going for. Here are some points to consider as you shop for your perfect hardwood flooring.

What Options are Available?

Every flooring manufacturer will have different texture options available – however, in general you can think of texture like a spectrum. At one end is a smooth, or lightly textured, surface. This texture, as you might’ve guessed, is more defined by smoothness. On the other end is the heavily textured surface. This texture is much rougher – some would argue that this is a much more organic look. However, as we will see, each texture style has its advantages that you should be aware of.

Smooth Textures

Smooth textures evoke elegance. They are used primarily in spaces that are going for a contemporary style because of how sleek and clean they look. They can also be used well in spaces where there isn’t very much foot traffic or where you plan on pairing a rug with your floor. This is because of the main drawback of smooth floors – they are much less forgiving of dents and dings than more weathered textures. While they can work in more trafficked areas, you’ll need to take extra precautions or work with a more durable wood species, like maple.

Rough Textures

Floors that have a rougher texture, on the other hand, are more distinctive and stand out more than smoother floors. As mentioned above, the rough textures may evoke a more organic feeling that can work well in more traditional home styles. Their scrapes and brushes mean that any dents or dings won’t stand out as much. This makes rough textures a great choice for rooms that are highly trafficked like family rooms and playrooms.

In-Between Textures

Finally, since texturing is a spectrum, you can trade some of the sleekness of smooth floors for a little bit of texture, and vice versa. Your wood flooring professional can help show you how you can get the best blend of sleekness and organic beauty with the best wood flooring texture for your space.

Contact Signature Hardwood Floors Today!

Here at Signature Hardwood Floors, we’re passionate about creating amazing living spaces for our customers. We know how important texture is to the look and feel of a room, and we have a deep understanding for how to achieve various aesthetics. Trust our team of experienced professionals to help you develop the living space of your dreams.

To learn more about the various hardwood textures available, call us at (410) 415-0755, or you can use this link to get more info and schedule a free in-home consultation.