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Medium solid wood flooring is all about balance. This is one of the most popular shade choices when it comes to solid wood flooring because it goes well with all kinds of furniture. While contrast is the name of the game when it comes to matching your home furnishings to a light or dark solid wood floor, if you choose material that has a medium stain, you can be a good deal more flexible when it comes to choosing furniture to match it.
Maybe you already have a dark blue sofa and a off-white rug, and you are struggling to decide on a wood floor with a colour that will fit both. In this case, a medium shade might well be the way to go.
If you are not sure exactly what might look best, then think about asking your flooring supplier for medium shade samples. Good flooring companies are happy to provide free samples to anyone considering putting in a solid wood floor, and this is the best way to know for sure what colours will go with your home or office’s existing aesthetic.
Another option is to put in an unfinished solid wood floor. This way you can try out some different stain and finish options before doing the whole floor.
One thing to keep in mind when thinking about putting in a medium solid wood floor is that "medium" can mean many things, depending on the species of wood you choose. A medium oak is a whole lot lighter than medium walnut, for example. Because of this, choosing a medium shade does not mean you are limiting yourself in any way.
With that in mind, however, you should be careful if you have invested in medium shade solid wood floors that are at the lighter end of the spectrum. These will need a bit more care when it comes to cleaning.
Dirt shows up more easily on lighter shades of flooring, so if you choose a medium oak or something else on the light side of the range, then you should make sure that you sweep and vacuum regularly to keep the space squeaky clean. The darker the medium solid wood flooring, on the other hand, the better it will be at hiding dirt.
No matter what shade you choose, however, you do want to make sure that you clean and take care of your floors. As with any other type of wood flooring, medium solid wood floors can be damaged by the dust and grime that inevitably builds up on the surface, especially when it gets tracked around the room.
For that reason, you should be sure to invest in some heavy-duty floor mats, and perhaps get guests to remove shoes before setting foot on your solid wood floor. As long as you take good care of it, keeping it clean, paying attention to minor damage and refinishing when necessary, your medium solid wood floor will last you for many years to come.
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70mm x 280mm Smoked Brushed and Chalk Oiled Solid Oak Parquet Wood Flooring Blocks, 18mm Thick