Solid hardwood flooring can be a great investment for homeowners that not only looks beautiful but lasts for a lifetime. These days, there are numerous styles and varieties to choose from, and it can be overwhelming to pick out the right option. Our team at Floor Coverings International North Jersey can help you make the right decision with a free in-home design consultation. Choosing light or dark hardwood is one of the first choices you make when picking out your new hardwood flooring. Here we take a closer look at dark hardwood and what makes it a good choice for homeowners in the Mahwah, Paramus, Wayne, and North Jersey area:dark hardwood floors

  • Dark hardwood can give a more elegant, modern look compared to lighter options.
  • Dark hardwood absorbs light, making it less susceptible to fading so that it tends to not need to be refinished as often. 
  • Dark hardwood shows the wood grain more, giving it a more visually striking and dramatic look than other hardwoods. 
  • Dark hardwood creates a beautiful contrast with white walls or lighter furniture. Also, bright and light colors tend to pop really well against dark hardwoods.

Dark Hardwood Flooring: What to Consider

There are a couple of things to consider if you choose dark hardwood. Consider having it coated with a scratch-proof finish, since deep scratches may reveal lighter wood beneath and be more visible. Also, you might have to clean it a little more often since dust and some dirt can show up more clearly on the dark wood. Try to pick a shade that’s at least a few shades lighter than ebony so that dust and marks aren’t as visible. While some claim that dark wood floors can make a small room feel too tight, it’s possible to minimize this effect by adding other light elements into the room. It comes down to what aesthetic you like and the style of your home!

If you still aren’t sure what shade to choose, contact our team at Floor Coverings International North Jersey for expert guidance and a free in-home consultation. We’ll help you choose the right shade of hardwood that fits the needs of your home’s style.

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