LIGHT OR DARK? HOW TO GET THE HARDWOOD LOOK YOU’RE LOOKING FOR.

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LIGHT OR DARK? HOW TO GET THE HARDWOOD LOOK YOU’RE LOOKING FOR.

Choosing between a light-colored wood or a dark-colored wood is one the hardest questions for most customers. Here we’ve pulled together some tips and advice to help make the choice easier. Like what you read? Please pass the information along to your customers and co-workers.

 

The case for dark wood

Here are a few situations when you might want to consider a darker-colored wood:

  • The room is well lit
  • The room has a lot of windows
  • You’re looking to make a bold statement
  • You’re going for a warm look
  • You’re okay that your floors may show light scratches (more than light-colored wood)

 

Dark-colored wood species used in hardwood flooring include:

  • Walnut

 

The case for light wood

Here are a few situations when you might want to consider a lighter-colored wood:

  • The room is darker without a lot of windows and you want to brighten the space
  • You want the room to appear larger than it is
  • You’re looking for a classic look
  • You’d prefer a floor that better hides dirt, debris, and scratches

 

Light colored hardwood species used in flooring include:

 

Still can’t decide? Split the difference 

Cherry can be the perfect “not-too-light”, “not-to-dark” compromise to the lighter or darker-colored wood species listed above. It’s rich, reddish color will make a bold statement, but not show blemishes as easily as its darker counterparts.

 

No matter whether you’re looking for dark floors, light floors, or something in-between, Timberline has what you need. Contact us today.

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