Choosing a timeless hardwood floor color
When installing a new hardwood floor, deciding on color can be daunting. Wood species come in a variety of natural colors, and there are a vast number of options for stain colors as well. Many homeowners prefer a timeless hardwood floor color that ensures they’ll be happy with their choice for years to come.
At Carlisle Wide Plank Floors, our design consultants can help you explore all your options for classic wood floor colors as well as on-trend shades that may complement your interior aesthetic. With Carlisle, you’ll get all of the advice and expertise you need to decide on the timeless hardwood floor color that will make your Carlisle floor a stunning feature of your home.
What are timeless hardwood floor colors?
Timeless hardwood floor colors are typically the natural hues that are found in the hardwood species that are most often used for flooring. Walnut, for example, is renowned for its dark, chocolate hues while Cherry is prized for its deep red tones. Ash floors have more neutral and natural hues that range from cream to light blonde or nutty brown, while Red Oak features deep salmon tones in the heartwood.
What are the advantages of light or dark floors?
Dark floors provide a dramatic visual and can support both formal or rustic decor. While dark floors add a sense of coziness to a room, they can make a small room seem even smaller, and they tend to reveal dust, dirt and debris more easily than light-colored floors. In contrast, a lighter wood color scheme helps a room to seem brighter and more spacious, and light floors are easier to match with the colors of walls, trim and furniture.
What colors are used in parquet floors?
Parquet floors can be made of virtually any color of wood. Parquet colors may be consistent throughout a room, or they may include alternating light and dark wood to accentuate the pattern. The Versailles wood floor pattern, for example, is often installed with a combination of light and dark woods to enhance the woven appearance of the pattern.
What colors do Carlisle engineered floors come in?
Engineered hardwood colors can be finished to feature the natural color of the hardwood or stained in nearly any color.
Can Carlisle floors be stained?
Yes. We offer a virtually unlimited assortment of stain colors and our Carlisle Custom Color matching system makes it easy to match a stain color to any item you bring to us. While certain stain colors tend to be more trendy, neutral, or medium stain treatments like light brown hardwood flooring may have a longer appeal.