Picking out Hardwood Floors!

Picking out Hardwood Floors!

It can be overwhelming when redesigning your home. There are so many options and little details that go into picking out everything, for example, picking out hardwood floors!

Between the type of wood, the wood pattern, the stain color, and the finish, there are hundreds of options! Depending on the wood you pick, the stain will look different, and the finish could look different depending those decisions. And whichever pattern you choose, along with the color and stain, it could look traditional or modern. So, like I said, it can all get a bit overwhelming.

So I went searching for some helpful guides with today’s most common options, lets see if I can make the process a little easier!

Wood Type: while Oak is very common, these are some other woods that are also very popular. As you can see, each wood has different grain patterns, and some are more contrasting than others. Right now, I’m only looking at the aesthetics, but there are many characteristics of each wood to consider when picking out one for your home (a topic for a future post, perhaps!?!)

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Wood Stains: Here are some examples of common wood stains on 2 different woods. The first is on Oak , the second on Hickory. The results are beautiful, and so different, with each combination!

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Stain-Color on Hickory

Floor Patterns: most people use the traditional plank style, easy decision right? Not exactly! The width you choose can affect the overall style of the room. Here are your most common options.

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Alternative Floor Patterns: In case your style doesn’t fit in the ‘most common’ category…

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I hope these diagrams helped and you have an idea of what hardwood floors are right for you! Now, here are a few Fabulous (Friday) rooms with hardwood floors!

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