The Benefits of Dark Wood Flooring
It’s no secret that we adore dark wood flooring. In previous blog posts, we’ve looked at how dark hues are set to stay in fashion, how they compare to lighter alternatives, and even how dark woods work in harmony with your interior décor.
But today we’re going back to basics.
There are a wide range of benefits that dark wood flooring has to offer, whether you’re looking for style, functionality, or something in between. Species such as walnut, dark oak, and acacia are guaranteed to elevate your interior space, bringing their unique characteristics to your home.
Still not convinced? We’re sure we can change your mind! Here are 3 reasons why we love dark wood flooring:
Hides Dirt and Damage
We all know that it’s important to keep your home clean and tidy. Unfortunately, life can be too busy for homeowners to keep up with their daily chores. Thankfully, dark wood flooring can help keep your home looking fresh.
The dark hues are great at hiding the build-up of dust and debris. This can save your countless hours of sweeping and vacuuming!
Additionally, the darker colouration masks scratches, stains, and scuffs too. This is great news for anyone who isn’t looking to make costly repairs any time soon.
Brings Proportion to Larger Spaces
We’ve all had that dream of extending our home, or finding more space for storage and living. The problem is, when homeowners are confronted with a large area, their interior décor can look sparse or empty. This makes the space look impersonal and cold, rather than comfortable or homely.
This, clearly, isn’t ideal. If you are having this issue, dark flooring can help bring proportion to your interior space. Because dark woods absorb more light than other colour variations, the room feels more enclosed, without becoming claustrophobic.
This works especially well with minimalist designs and interior décor. The muted tones help to bring continuity to the pieces within the room, improving the flow of the space.
Our featured product has to be the gorgeously rich Brimham Walnut Acacia (SA1059). This shows of a very plush a characteristic premise and will complement all interior themes. The colour variation gives it another dimension to your room and will impress any visitors! (Pictured to the right).
Less Prone to Fading
When you’re paying huge costs for new flooring, you’ve got to feel certain that it’s built to last. With solid and engineered wood, you’re already guaranteed a long lifespan. However, the amount of natural light your boards are exposed to can drastically alter the appearance of the finish.
We’ve already discussed how dark wood flooring uses the absorption of light to its advantage. Here, it’s not different.
Lighter finishes are more prone to looking washed out over time, requiring sanding quicker than darker boards. Conversely, dark wood will actually fade less, giving you more value for money.
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