Whether it’s solid or engineered wood flooring, you can always expect gorgeous undertones and quirky knots and swirls, as well as a rich, warm, classic elegance added to your home.  They never go out of style, add value to your property and last for decades. There are many things to consider when shopping for wooden floors, with color possibly being the most critical decision you’ll be making.

Light, dark and in-between: always in vogue

Light hardwood flooring has been rising in favor lately. If you have a small space with little natural light, you may want to consider a lighter floor because species such as oak, maple, hickory, and pine, give a room a bright, airy feeling. They visually enlarge a space and work well with almost any decor; in fact, that’s one of the reasons design experts say light wood can change the face of interior design.

Dark floors, like mahogany, Brazilian walnut, and cherry make a stunning impact and bring a feeling of luxury to any space. They also highlight the wood’s natural grain. If you’re afraid the room will be too dark, you can always paint the walls a lighter color or use light-colored accessories and window treatments.

Medium-toned floors, sometimes referred to as the "little black dress" of flooring,  work with almost any style. They tend to show off knots and swirls a little better and look just as good in a Victorian atmosphere as they do a California cottage one.

We’re here in Carrollton to help with your decision

Much of it is a personal preference but always look at samples in your own home with your lighting and color scheme.  Even looking at samples in lightboxes or outside (supposedly to get a better view) isn't accurate since shades often become distorted next to other hues or different lighting.

At SJ FloorSolutions LLC, we make sure you can see the flooring in your own space with our extensive online catalog. Our fully licensed,  professional installers will also deliver quality, craftsman-like installation.  To learn more about hardwood flooring, visit us at our Carrollton, TX showroom. We serve customers in or near Carrollton, Dallas, Fort Worth, Tyler, and Irving.  When you visit our showroom, we will give you a free wooden floor quote.