Hardwood flooring is one of the forever components of a home. The living planks bring the beauty of nature indoors and help tell the story behind the room’s design. The heritage and provenance of wood planks share an amazing story-one that our clients want to share for a lifetime. We feel the responsibility to help our clients choose timeless hardwood flooring that will feel current and on-trend, but not time-stamped.
Trends come and go but there is a way to have your hardwood stay timeless and not trendy. Keeping the colors classical and integrating contemporary styling is one way we help our clients select the perfect wide plank floor. We love the modern, on-trend vibe that long planks and wide boards provide. European Oak and Live Sawn Northern Appalachian White Oak are inherently character grade and highlight nature’s perfect imperfections.
How to select a timeless color for your hardwoods
Finding the perfect timeless color for your hardwood flooring can be key to ensuring your new floors look as good ten years from now as they do today. When considering color, first think in terms of what will enhance the natural beauty of the wood. You can fine-tune the detail of your color once the base color tone is selected. As an example, a grey overlay still allows some of the wood’s natural tones to be highlighted, giving us a sleek, modern look.
Color is just one of the attributes that affect the overall appearance and timelessness of the hardwood. The type of finish, sheen level, species of tree, cut & milling, and staining process all play into the presence of the wood.
Wood flooring enhances and defines the space in which it is placed. When in doubt, less sheen is more.
Wood is a miraculous, beautiful gift from nature. It is durable and versatile − and if carefully selected, it will provide timeless elegance to your home.