Benefits of Dark Wood Flooring
Hardwood floors give a sense of class and sophistication to any interior, but few flooring types or interior décor elements can have quite such dramatic effect as dark wood flooring. If you’re ready to take the plunge, then it’s a good idea to do a bit of research. Here are some of the benefits of dark wood floors:
- They Won’t Cost More
Dark wood floors are pretty rare. But, contrary to popular belief, they don’t cost more than lighter wooden floors. Changing the color of your floor will always have a cost implication, but whether you get your wood floor professionally lightened or darkened won’t have a significant impact on the cost. Wood floors that have a naturally lighter color, however, will be cheaper. If dark wood floors are the aesthetic you’re going for, partner with an experienced flooring contractor and designer to make sure you are able to achieve the look you want.
- There’s A Lot Of Variety
Investing in dark wood floors doesn’t mean you have to go coffee brown or black. Many people add drama to their floors with a deep stain. You can add hints of copper, brown and amber to your wood’s natural grain or you can go for a more dramatic look by opting for black dark wood, the choice is yours!
- You can Minimize Scratches With The Right Treatment
Many people are concerned that dark wood floors will show scuff marks and scratches from foot traffic and heavy furniture too easily, but dark wood floors only show slightly more scratches than their lighter wood counterparts. With the right treatments and a bit of ongoing maintenance, you can minimize scratches on your new floors.
The beauty and depth of real hardwood floors provide warmth and durability to your active lifestyle while adding value to your home investment. California Designs, Inc. offers a variety of hardwood flooring types and flooring finishes. Contact us for more information today