There’s something classic and timeless about having a hardwood floor in your home. It’s very common to see a stain that enhances the grain of the wood. What if you wanted something more unique, though? What if you love the idea of a hardwood floor, but that shade doesn’t match your style? The great news is that there are several stain color options out there to take your hardwood floor to the next level! Here is a guide to help you get started with that ultimate decision.
Are you keeping up with current trends or looking for a timeless look?
If you’re expecting to change out your stain color often to match the latest trends, you don’t have to focus too much on the stain’s longevity. However, if you plan on keeping that color for a while, you’ll have to pay attention to how well it will hold up to daily traffic. A few factors to think about is:
- The style of the room: You want everything to blend together nicely in the room, including the floor. Having a timeless style makes it a little easier, but you have to change it up sometimes. That could be once a year or once every five years.
- The style of the home: Do you have a theme? For example, you might have a ranch house, a Victorian-style home, a colonial home, etc. You have to make sure the style and color of the stain match the rest of the house.
- Selling your home: Do you know for sure you’ll be selling this home in the future, whether it’s this year or even a couple of years from now? There are quite a few people who buy a “starter home” and upgrade down the line when they’re more financially able to afford it, their family grows, and many more reasons. When you’re thinking about the stain color, think about the timeline of when you want to sell your home. Some stain colors might not be the best to help sell your home.
Light vs. Dark:
Stain comes in a wide range of colors, making it very easy to have a color more suited to your style. Here are the main differences between the two.
- Light colors make the room feel a little more significant because of how well it reflects light. It’s also great if you have an active home with kids and pets. Lighter stain colors can hide scoff marks and scratches a little easier.
- Dark colors are perfect for a more elegant or modern style. It can hide scuffs and scratches pretty well, but not quite as good as lighter colors. Darker colors would be perfect for an office, a den, a bedroom, or any other room that might not get as much traffic as a living room might.
Is it time to give your hardwood floors a little TLC? Contact Sam’s Flooring today!