Flooring Design Inspiration
Flooring is key to a room’s atmosphere. Achieving the desired mood for your living room, kitchen or bedroom starts with selecting flooring that will work with furniture, walls and overall décor. Bright colors are key to warming up a room while making it feel homey; in contrast, thick lush textures or light marbles can invoke a sense of richness.
This flooring design page will provide inspiration and an understanding of various types of flooring available . All flooring design types are available locally in the Phoenix area, and throughout most parts of the country. If you reside in the Phoenix area schedule a free in-home flooring design consultation today.
Contrast is key when selecting the right style of wood for your home. If your home is made up of dark walls and darker colored décor, then a light wood such as white oak or maple would be a good match; seek out a design pattern with little grainy. Walnut is a middle of the road color tone that comes out of the box ready to make any room warmer and bold all without custom finishes. For this reason, walnut is a top hardwood choice. Using a darker wood such as hickory will contrast well with a room's lighter colors, making the floor the center of attention. You can even use a dark stain to take things to the next level.
Patterns in the grain are created when the wood is cut. The three types of cuts are: plain, quarter and rift. Each has its own unique look. For example, a plain sawn wood is great for natural environments such as cabins, rustic homes, and rural areas, while quarter may be used in the big city to make things “pop” a bit.
Wood flooring planks come in various sizes. Trending are huge 6” wood planks.. These large cuts offer a bold and luxurious appearance; but it is directly related to the price tag.
Hardwood is the standard in flooring, but with so many choices it can be overwhelming to decide which hardwood flooring suites you best. You also have the choice of real wood or engineered. Engineered hardwood flooring has come a long way in the past 10 years. Today's engineered wood appears genuine and offers all the benefits of real hardwood without some of the setbacks. Note: most engineered hardwood floors won’t allow for sanding should you choose to refinish them in the future.
Blends of color and grain dictate texture. Traditional oak floors are known for natural white tones, walnut and deep red tones. Other popular wood types: hickory, mahogany, maple, ash and cherry. Each has its own distinct feel, grain and color. Additionally, you can choose from various finishes and hand-scrapped textures to further customize your floors.