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7 Wood Flooring Ideas to Makeover Your Home

7 Wood Flooring Ideas to Makeover Your Home

Perhaps one of the most sought after types of flooring is wood. Wood flooring, or laminate flooring that looks like real hardwood, creates a warm look to any home or space.

There are numerous ways you can incorporate wood flooring into your home’s decorating scheme. Here are seven ideas to consider when searching for the perfect wood floor for your home, style, and décor.

Create A Chevron Patterns

Chevron is one of the most popular patterns used in home décor. Although it’s commonly used on lampshades, throw pillows, curtains, and occasionally area rugs, some home owners are making a bold move and incorporating it into their wood floors. The V shaped pattern can be large or small, depending on the impact you want to make in the room. No matter what you decide, a chevron floor will add a unique dimension to your space, making your room come to life.

Beach Style Bathroom by Charleston General Contractors Southeastern Custom Homes

Beach Style Bathroom by Charleston General Contractors Southeastern Custom Homes

Go Ultra Dark

Nothing makes as much of a statement as an ultra dark wood floor. Using this color scheme you can bring in chocolate, walnut hues that will leave a lasting impression on your visitors. Keep the room dark with rich, dark colored furniture. Or, brighten up the room with lighter colors such as whites, yellows, or pastels. Either way, the dark flooring will add dramatic appeal.

Mediterranean Bedroom by Miami Architects & Building Designers CÚRE & PENABAD

Mediterranean Bedroom by Miami Architects & Building Designers CÚRE & PENABAD

Use A Whitewashed Wood

Whitewashed wood flooring creates a stunning look in a room. It brightens up the color of the room while giving it a worn, cozy feel. This color tone breaks from the ordinary. Choose a whitewashed wood floor for any room with beach cottage décor.

Traditional Living Room by Newport Beach Interior Designers & Decorators Details a Design Firm

Traditional Living Room by Newport Beach Interior Designers & Decorators Details a Design Firm

Choose A Different Finish

The finish of a floor can have just as big of an impact on the look of a room as the color and pattern. From hand scraped finish to high gloss piano finish and everything in between, you can get laminate wood floors in just about any finish. For a more rustic home, choose a brushed or oiled wood finish. For a more modern looking home, choose a smooth or high gloss finish.

Industrial Living Room by Montreal Interior Designers & Decorators Esther Hershcovich

Industrial Living Room by Montreal Interior Designers & Decorators Esther Hershcovich

Add An Area Rug

Wood patterned flooring is beautiful. Make them come to life by interrupting the warm colors with a stunning pattern in an area rug. Area rugs bring the colors of the room together in a central location. They also stand out against the grain and natural patterns of the floors. Adding an area rug instantly adds character to a room enhancing the chic look of the wood flooring.

Transitional Living Room by Jersey City Design-Build Firms Brunelleschi Construction

Transitional Living Room by Jersey City Design-Build Firms Brunelleschi Construction

Frame The Room

Another pattern that’s popular in homes is a framed pattern. Lay your flooring horizontally in a square pattern around the edges so that it looks like a frame. Then, fill in the center of the room with vertical planks. This is ideal for playrooms, small side rooms, and any other space you want to separate from the rest of your home.

Traditional Dining Room by Wheaton Architects & Building Designers Derrick Architecture

Traditional Dining Room by Wheaton Architects & Building Designers Derrick Architecture

Contrast Cool Tones With Warm Tones

If you really want your flooring to make an impact, incorporate the contrast of cool tones on your walls and warm color tones in the wood colored flooring. This contrast adds a bold look to bedrooms, entryways, and living rooms. It immediately leaves a lasting impression on visitors and guests, adding dramatic flair to your home.

Midcentury Living Room by Dallas Media & Bloggers Sarah Greenman

Midcentury Living Room by Dallas Media & Bloggers Sarah Greenman

Which of these tips is your favorite? Do you have another wood flooring tip that you’ve tried? Share with us in the comments below!

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About Kimberly Crossland

Kimberly Crossland is a guest writer for Bestlaminate's Blog and founder of the GetVailAz.com. She has an unnatural obsession with the power of words, which is really cool because she can speak two languages: English and Danish. Her other job titles include wife and dog-walker.

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  1. Wooden flooring is the best benchmark of present market but to maintain it along guideline gives you best result.

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