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Dark Vs. Light Hardwood – Which Is Right For Your Space?

Chances are your flooring choice will cover one of the largest areas of your home, so it is important to select a style that reflects your taste and works for your space. Today’s modern hardwood floor options include wide plank flooring, a return to diverse patterns, and a wide variety of textures and finishes. It is a good idea to keep in mind that trends are constantly evolving, which means your own style should be the biggest driver when it comes to selecting your floor.

The colour you select for your modern hardwood floor will set the tone for your space, so it is important for you to know what you want your space to say. The good news is that there are so many colours and tones to choose from. Working with a Toronto hardwood flooring expert, like European Flooring, will help you find the perfect flooring colour for you. Before narrowing down your exact colour choice, you’ll need to decide if you want a light or dark hardwood.

How To Decide Between Dark Or Light Hardwood Flooring

Making the decision between a light or dark modern hardwood floor depends on several factors. To help make your decision easier, take a look at what to consider.

Dark-Toned Hardwood

Modern Hardwood Floor

Even though gray hardwood is a popular neutral shade, dark hardwood floors are here to stay. Dark hardwood can accommodate just about any design style and is incredibly versatile. If you are a fan of contrast, dark floors paired with light furniture or cabinetry can produce a very elegant look. If you already have dark furniture or cabinets, lighter flooring may create an attractive contrast. Wide plank flooring in a dark wood can also give the impression of a larger, impressive space.

Light-Toned Hardwood

Engineered Wood Flooring

Light hardwood flooring’s distinct advantage over darker flooring is the ability to keep it clean and to care for it. Lighter colours can be great for high traffic areas as they are better at masking dents, scratches, and scuff marks, and tend to show less dirt and less pet hair darker hardwood. Selecting a lighter hardwood can be a great way to brighten up a space and give your home an airy feel.

To make a greater impact, you can complement your lighter flooring with a more complex finish and texture. The addition of stronger design elements in the room will also help pull the look together.

European Flooring: Your Toronto Hardwood Flooring Company

Where can you find a large selection of hardwood flooring in a variety of colours, tones, and textures? We encourage you to visit European Flooring’s Designer Showroom. We know it can be overwhelming to choose the best flooring for your space. This is why we display full-sized planks of our high-quality engineered hardwood so you can fully appreciate the difference between each surface, colour, and finish option. Book at design consultation by calling (416) 967-9200 or visit our showroom to learn more.