Lightly shaded wood floorings can add a bright and airy finish to any room. With light reflecting colours, these floors can help create the illusion of more space and natural sunlight. This shade of flooring can also be very good at hiding marks and scratches, making it a perfect choice for busy areas or families with young children.
Medium shaded wood floorings are a classic choice for any room in the house. Probably the most popular shade on the market, medium wood floorings can suit any home décor. There can still be quite some variation across medium shades, due to the fact that all species of wood can vary significantly in their colour; so it is worth looking around at all of our medium shaded wood in order to decide which colour you like best.
Dark shaded wood has become increasingly popular in recent years and is the top choice for many interior designers. Paired with white walls, dark wood flooring can bring a clean, luxurious and contemporary feel to any living space. Although marks and scratches can be more visible with darker floors, any marks can be easily covered with a little sanding and matching wood stain.
This effect, which can also be referred to as ‘Fumed’, is created by leaving the wood in an atmosphere that is filled with ammonia. This causes the wood to darken, as the natural tannins in the wood are drawn out, creating a distinctive, fumed effect. Smoked effect is a relatively new style of solid wood floor, however it is becoming increasingly popular with those looking for something with a little more character.