Dark hardwood flooring in living roomDark hardwood is a great flooring option in Concord. Although lighter colors of hardwood are often associated with California’s beach communities, a little further inland it makes sense to consider the appeal of darker varieties.

Dark hardwood floors offer timeless style that is sophisticated, warm, and inviting. It is an excellent option if you are looking to create a traditional, more formal appearance in your home or office – but those seeking a more modern aesthetic will also appreciate the design possibilities that dark hardwood provides. If you want to give your room that classic look you expect to find in old world cathedrals, pubs, or libraries, dark hardwood flooring can be paired with other dark woods used for trim and fixtures like cabinets. However, it is more common these days to have a starker contrast between dark and light colors in a room by combining dark hardwood flooring with light colored walls, furniture, and fixtures. This creates a beautiful and elegant look that is currently very popular.

Dark hardwood flooring in bedroom

Room Size

One important thing to keep in mind about dark hardwood flooring is that it may have an effect on the perception of a room’s size. Dark colors tend to make a room appear smaller, and this makes dark hardwood non-ideal for smaller rooms and those with poor lighting. On the other hand, it works particularly well in large, open, and bright rooms such as living rooms and kitchens, and it can also make a bedroom feel warm and cozy.

Natural Tones & Staining

When deciding which dark hardwood flooring is right for you, there are many options. Some hardwoods are naturally dark in color, such as walnut, but any wood variety can be made to be dark in appearance through staining, and this enables us to offer beautiful dark hardwood options made from woods such as oak, maple, pine, eucalyptus, sycamore, and cherry. Our extensive range of choices allows you to select the wood grain appearance, width, and hardness you most desire for your hardwood floors while not compromising on your décor’s color scheme.

If you are considering installing dark hardwood flooring in your home, be sure to contact Floor Coverings International Concord to schedule an in-home consultation with one of our flooring experts.

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