While most homeowners would assume that the choice between dark wood floors and light wood floors would be based purely on personal preference, when it comes to maintenance, longevity, and durability, the choice is a lot less clear-cut. Here are the pros and cons of dark wood floors vs light wood floors:

  • Pros and Cons of Dark Wood Floors
If your home generally has a much lighter and brighter décor scheme overall, dark wood floors will be sure to complement it and create a pleasant contrast. Along with this, throughout the USA, and in Florida in particular, dark wood floors are very much in fashion, providing your home with a rich, hearty look and feel. However, it is important to note that if you have pets or children and are worried about dents, scuff marks, and scratches, dark wood floors won't be able to hide them nearly as well as several other flooring options would.

  • Pros and Cons of Light Wood Floors
When it comes to light wood floors, they are especially easy to keep clean: they hide dents, scuff marks and scratches much better than dark wood floors do. They are also subtle in appearance, so can fit in seamlessly with most interior décor schemes. Having said this, if you're looking to make a statement, light wood floors might not be as trendy as dark wood floors right now. However - does this really matter if they look amazing in your home?

For the very best in both dark wood and light wood flooring solutions in Florida, do not hesitate to get in touch with the California Designs team!