If your goal is to make a bold statement and work on the contrasts, then dark hardwood floors is a best way to achieve it. There is no doubt, that dark hardwood floors poses luxury look and instantly complement home decor with its rich, eye-catching color. However, there are few thing worth considering in terms of maintenance and one’s lifestyle.
Dast will be highly visible on the dark colored hardwood floor, especially if you choose to use glossy finish and/or wood stain. In addition, pets hair might be a serious concern for the pet lovers, due to high visibility.
High traffic areas of your might fade over time if not protected by rag(s) made from the natural (breathable) material, so no moisture is being concentrated. Moreover, kid’s playing area must be protected as well in order to prevent any scratches and other damages caused by sharp edges of toys and furniture. Finally, wood has natural uneven parts that could be more visible on a dark hardwood floor, as oppose to any light color wooden floors.
Although downside listed above could be a serious concern, you can easily overcome them by regular cleaning procedures. If you are willing to commit to maintain your dark hardwood floors by simply wiping it regularly and by protecting sharp edges of the furniture as well as by covering high traffic areas, you will indeed be a proud owner of a house with unique character that is highly admired by your family members and visitors.
As we move towards a more modern look in today's ‘fad’ trend, we can see that the use of dark Hardwood floors are becoming increasingly popular. The most obvious ‘con’ in a sense for this popular style is the price, this is one of the most expensive styles of flooring in comparison to floating and laminate flooring. However, there are a great deal of different types and colours of dark hardwood flooring as well as many different grades (depending on your needs/budget) On the higher price range and quality range, there are styles such as Red Walnut and Brazilian teak, these are some of the hardest dark wood floors. On the other hand, there are softer styles of wood like Pine and Fir that are not as hard as the others but still a great alternative. In regards to moisture resistance, with are most consumer’s issues regarding this style of flooring, is very hostile unlike floating or laminate flooring. Hardwood can be finished and sealed in order to make it resistant to liquid infiltration, although it will become much damaged if you allow water to sit on the wood for a long period of time. Depending on your cost as well as your intent for the floors, this is a great ‘look’ to go for that will surely last a very long time if you take care of it properly. The key to making the dark wood look great is to dust, as you can see every particle of dust on dark objects, the best thing to use is a floor friendly dusting agent. Dark wood hardwood floors are becoming very popular amongst consumers and is a great way to add some class to your space!
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