Choosing the perfect wood flooring for your home

The interior aesthetic and mood of your home can be greatly improved by selecting the right type of wood flooring. With a host of different choices available, it is important to consider a few key elements when making your decision.

1) Size Matters
2) Pattern and Design
3) Color and Harmony

Read our guide to choosing the perfect wood flooring for you home.

Size Matters

One of the primary considerations when choosing wood flooring for your home is the size of the space. Larger rooms can accommodate a variety of wood plank sizes, including wide planks that can create a sense of spaciousness and grandeur. On the other hand, smaller rooms may benefit from narrow planks, which can evoke a similar feeling but on a smaller scale. 

Another key consideration is the direction in which the planks are laid, these options can significantly impact the perceived size of the room. Installing the planks parallel to the longest wall can visually elongate the space, while laying them perpendicular across the room can create a sense of width.

Pattern and Design

The pattern you choose for your wood flooring can significantly impact the overall look and feel of your home. Whether you opt for traditional straight planks, timeless herringbone, or intricate parquet designs, each pattern offers its own unique charm and character to the interior.

You should also take time to consider the architectural style of your home and any existing décor you wish to preserve. For instance, modern contemporary interiors may benefit from sleek, prime grade, uniform planks, while a more vintage-inspired home could be enhanced by intricate patterns or textured surfaces that evoke a sense of nostalgia and craftsmanship.

Color and Harmony

Lighter or natural wood tones, such as Blanco and Alabastro or Amazon and Holme, can create an airy and modern feel, making them ideal for Scandinavian or minimalist interiors. Conversely, warmer honey and auburn hues like Cedro and Roanne or Bronzo and Portland can add a sense of richness and sophistication to traditional or eclectic spaces. Of course, if you are looking for a moodier and more intriguing color choice then smoky grey products such as Fendi, Jutland and Somers are going to offer tonal depth and variation.