The wide variety of hardwood floor colors
One of the most exciting – and most daunting – aspects of selecting a hardwood floor is considering the vast array of hardwood floor colors you can choose from. The color of the floor can dramatically change the ambience, energy and look of a room, which makes it a high priority to get the color exactly right.
When selecting hardwood floor colors, the first consideration is the type of hardwood from which to fashion your floor. Species like Ash, White Maple, Brown Maple and White Oak make beautiful light-colored hardwood floors, while Walnut, Cherry or reclaimed Chestnut timbers have a rich, dark appearance.
The consistency of color is different with each hardwood, too. White Maple, Cherry and Red Oak hardwood floor colors produce floorboards with more consistent hues, while Hickory, Brown Maple and Birch are among the species that feature considerably more color variation. This is due to the contrasting color between the darker heartwood at the center of the tree and the lighter sapwood in these species.
Of course, hardwood floor colors can also be achieved through the application of a stain, potentially making naturally lighter woods dark or applying a lighter color to darker timbers.
As you’re considering hardwood colors for your floor, the design consultants at Carlisle Wide Plank floors can provide expert assistance to walk you through every step and every option for creating a stunning wide plank floor.