Wood flooring is back in a big way throughout the rest of the United States. While many room plans still feature wall-to-wall carpeting thanks to the comfort they offer to bare feet, wood flooring gives you a solid surface for furniture, it’s easy to sweep and vacuum, it can resist stains with the right finish, and the natural imperfections in wood give it an interesting and all-natural design.
For years the biggest trend in wood flooring has been natural wood tones, the light and dark browns you frequently see in American hardwood trees. However, a growing trend is to install stained woods with more exotic colors like deep browns or pale grays and whites. So if you’re considering a new hardwood floor for your home, why should you choose to stain it a light color?
To Brighten Up A Dark Room
Interior designers tend to prefer bright colors like pastels, beige, and white because they keep a room bright and airy even if the furniture uses stronger or darker colors. A floor with light-gray or white hardwood does the same job, and the neutral color will compliment any pastel shade you use for the walls. In fact, a light floor helps more than a white ceiling for keeping a room bright since most people look at the floor more often.
To Complete A Monochromatic Style
The stark appearance of a monochromatic room makes a strong statement and can easily set a room apart from the rest of your home. You might also like the contrasts of white and black throughout your house. Either way, you need a floor surface that can fit your theme, and that’s definitely what you’ll get from a gray or white wood surface.
To Complement Bold Décor
If the monochrome look isn’t for you, you might want to choose stronger colors, a matching set of warm or cool colors, a room with old-fashioned furniture and wallpaper, or something very modern with plenty of glass and metal surfaces. No matter what you choose, the neutral color of a light-gray or white floor will act as an excellent and neutral background.
To Be Unique
White and gray wood flooring might be a growing trend, but that’s because there are already plenty of brown and dark-brown wood floors out there and people are eager to try something new and unique. If that sounds interesting to you, you should consider whether a gray or white floor might be just the thing to finish off your room’s new look.
At Concord Carpet and Hardwood, we offer flooring options for residents who want something interesting for a new home, want something exciting for an old home, or who need to repair a damaged floor. We offer hardwood gray and white floors in a variety of styles, and our catalog includes more colors and ideas where they came from. Contact us today if it’s time for your floor to get a new upgrade.