Choosing hardwood colors for your floor
Choosing the right color for your hardwood floor is a big decision. After all, color infuses a space with energy and immediately creates an ambience for a room. And because changing the color of the floor is a pretty big deal, you want to make sure that you’re happy with your choice before the installation and finishing begins.
Choosing hardwood floor colors starts with your choice of wood species, which can range from lighter woods like Ash, Brown Maple and White Maple to woods like Birch or Hickory that have more medium colored tones in amber and brown, to dark woods like Cherry or Walnut. Specific hardwood colors can also be achieved by staining your floor.
As you plan your interior design scheme, you’ll also want to think about the consistency of hardwood colors. Some woods like White Maple, White Oak and Red Oak hardwood floor colors are more consistent and have a narrower range of tones, while species like Hickory, Ash and Birch show more contrast and can create more multi-colored hardwood floors. This is usually due to the greater color contrast between the heartwood and sapwood in these species.
Carlisle Wide Plank Floors offers floors in a wide range of colors and species, along with the widest selection of stain colors in the industry. And at Carlisle, you’ll find expert assistance from our design consultants to help you choose the right hardwood colors for any space.