Don’t say I never give you anything, alright? Because let's face it: I give out a lot of design info here on my blog. And today is no exception, because...
The tidbit I’m about to share could quite possibly serve as the perfect solution you’ll someday need to complete a perfect project.
I’ve specified this wood floor several times before, and it’s really becoming my go-to floor product when a job calls for a dark floor.
We all like the reclaimed wood look, right? Because a little distressing helps hide scuffs and scrapes, and variation on a dark floor hides dust and dirt too.
But still... It can be difficult to find a floor with juuuuust the right amount of everything.
A wood floor can either be too rustic and fake looking, too heavily sculpted (which looks sooo cheesy, IMO). or not textured enough to make a difference.
If it’s too dark and monochromatic you’ll be able to see every tiny speck of everything on the floor, and it will bug you to death - you’ll hate it in a month's time. And if it’s too varied, the floor won’t read as a solid, whole element, thereby making it become the pattern in the room.
I really don’t like wood floors with a lot of color in them either. Red or orange: not really. If you’re going to go with wood, go with something that’s neutral so you don’t limit yourself in future.
Oh, and if it’s really shiny... that’s bad too. BUT don’t get too matte of a finish - that will make it look fake, like laminate.
Or maybe you want a wide board … But don’t go too wide! Because that could be a bit too trendy.
The length of the boards is important too. Lots of little short boards will chop up a room, making the entire space look cheap.
So you see, I've done your homework for you.
Now all you have to do is go to your local flooring store and check out this wood floor yourself.
And....if you're looking for some direction regarding where to start and stop your flooring in an open plan house, check out this post below. It gives some good guidelines to make it all crystal clear.