Different colors and different shades of the flooring, together with the different color of the surrounding will give you, your family and your guest different feel. Does having a dark flooring gives the whole house a darker feel? Or does lighter flooring gives the whole house a lighter feel? Today, we will look through the advantages and disadvantages of darker flooring.
It is not common in Asian countries, especially the Chinese, to have dark flooring. To many, it is said that dark flooring will make the room smaller as darker flooring will absorb light. However, wall color and furniture will help in making the room looks different. Having a brighter colored wall and lighter furniture will make the effect of enlarging the room. Darker flooring will also make your house “pop” out due to contrast. This “pop” out effect will, surprisingly, add values to your house as it gives the trendy look, making your house resale value up.
Do you know that having a darker flooring will make the room more attractive? Because it is unique in the color shade, it tends to grab one’s attention almost immediately. Darker color, especially black, is often associated with power and social prestige. It will also give the room a tingle of stylish feel. With darker flooring, it is also easier to create the different feel you are looking for, for example, rustic or trendy.
Dark flooring, compared to lighter flooring, might not do as good job as covering up dust and scratches. Having a glossy colored flooring will make it even worst. You will not want to have your guests, kids or even pets to enter into your place until you are sure their soles are cleared of dust. Provided you do not mind cleaning the floor every now and then after they entered or walked on the floor. Flooring with patterns can help to cover the dirt and dust left behind by others.
Where would be a great place for dark flooring, you might ask. Kitchen is definitely a big NO, as there are mess and spillages every now and then very easily. You would not want to have these stains showing on the floor, imperfecting the beautiful kitchen you have every now and then after your cooking time. How about bedroom? You can consider master bedroom or any bedroom for this matter. We would not be expecting too much spillages or messes in the bedroom. Just take note that a darker flooring can make the room smaller.
The Eco Resilient Flooring (ERF) that we carries has many designs and colors. There is sure bound to have one that suits your room theme, be it dark or light flooring. Contact us for advice, if you cannot make up your mind!