Posts made in April 2018

How to Style a Room with Hardwood Flooring

Large living room with a rug and hardwood floorsAfter you have installed farmhouse hardwood floors in your home, your next step is figuring out what looks best with them and matches your overall tastes. As more homes are designed with an open floor plan, you will want to ensure your room d├ęcor is accommodating to each space and helps the floor plan flow from one area to another. Below are a few ways you can style a room with hardwood flooring.

Rugs: Though hardwood floors are stunning on their own, you may want to soften the area of a particular room with a rug. Beautiful rugs will also help define the sitting room from other spaces and allow you to anchor furniture pieces around it for a cohesive look.

Contemporary elements: Hardwood floors paired with more contemporary and modern features can create a beautiful contrast in a room. Look for sleek, modern furniture and hardware that embraces clean lines. Industrial pieces can look great with wood floors as well.

Mix tones and patterns: Contrary to popular belief, wood tones do not have to match to look well put together. You can easily blend rough and rustic with smooth and polished wood choices, such as utilizing raw wood accents on chairs and tables against one of our smoothly prefinished floors.

Advantages of Prefinished Flooring

Hardwood flooring leading into the kitchenPrefinished flooring can be a beautiful and convenient addition to your home, and no one makes it better than Colonial Plank Floors. Our prefinished flooring is very durable and is sure to look great in any colonial-style home. Nearly 95% of our planks are sold prefinished, whether it is utilizing our European oil or creating an entirely weathered look. Below are just some of the advantages of purchasing prefinished flooring for your home.

Durability: Prefinished floors tend to be more durable, as the finishing seals harden the wood. This allows the flooring to be more resistant to scuffs and stains while remaining as smooth as when it was first installed.

Installation: Installing prefinished flooring can be much easier, as the planks are already cut to exact specifications. This also reduces the need for on-site sanding, which can be messy and require additional cleanup time.

Maintenance: Since the seal is stronger and more durable when applied before installation, prefinished flooring is much easier to maintain overall. Though you will need to retreat it every few years, a regularly cleaned prefinished floor will last for a very long time in your home. For more information about maintenance, please visit our FAQ page.