Wooden Floorings at Home CHARMING AND PRACTICAL

You can live in a lodge, an urban apartment or a country or a farm house- Wooden floorings will never go out of style…

WORDS: AABHA TIWARI

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WOODEN flooring speaks of finesse and reliability that can anchor an entire space imparting lavish and warmth look and portrays an imagery of elegance to rooms. People now-a-days are inclining to wooden flooring due to its variable range and wide spectrum of options to choose from, from vintage ambience of rusty look of broad boards to modern pine and ash. Broad boards given a solid base look for a room, while a polished parquet look suggests refinement and sophistication.
With different wooden floorings, one can add rugs for a warmer feel, or go bare wood for a contemporary look and feel.

MAKING THE RIGHT CHOICES
It is important to go for right kind of wooden floorings. Opting for darker shades of wooden floorings are better at concealing dust and other stains and are ideal for busy areas, while light shades make the room appear spacious.

Wooden floors have a naturally warm feel, making it comfortable to walk barefoot on them.

With the flooring trends soaring with new trends, patterns and style in 2019, use this guide to the hottest trends to choose a stylish, durable floor that will stay trendy for years to come.

Wood flooring is a classic choice, and even with the influx of wood-look flooring options, there will always be a market for solid hardwood and engineered wood flooring.

DÉCOR TIPS FOR WOODEN FLOORING

 More and more homes are designed with open floor plans. Avoid seams between spaces that naturally flow from room to room without awkward dividers. Consistency in flooring makes for an appealing aesthetics and easier to clean in the long run.

 Wooden flooring often lacks the softness of carpet. One can minimise the effect of hardness or bareness with area rugs that add comfort and style to the room. Layering area rungs on top of the wooden floors helps in defining the sitting area of the room and holds the furniture and aesthetics all together.

 You don’t have be to bland when it comes to wooden flooring. By adding dramatic furniture or antiques can change the whole look of a room.

 In a home that has dark floors throughout, having a well-lit room can be a little tricky situation. Pulling light into a room through a clever choice like lighter cabinets, white-painted walls or soft patterned area rugs can sweep the light in.

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Taking care of Wooden floorings
– Avoid using detergents or soaps, as they hamper the polished finishing.
– One must clean all the spills immediately. Delaying may cause permanent stains.
– Never use water on the wood floors as it will damage the quality. To clean dust, use a mop that is slightly damp.
– Wooden floorings should be polished from time to time and also be treated for termites.

 Wooden Flooring Guide Table:

Types Colours Textures Finishes Layouts & Patterns
Reclaimed Dark Espresso Hand-scraped Satin Herringbone
Bamboo High Variation White washed Matte Diagonal
Cork Grey Distressed Oil Wide planks
Engineered White - - Mixed Width
American-made Blonde & Honey - - -