Using a natural colored hardwood floor can really brighten up a room that has darker colored walls and furnishings. It will also make the room seem more spacious and friendly. Natural white oak, maple and some other less grainy hardwoods are an excellent choices for these situations.
Creating a distinctive look
You can find a way range of exotic hardwoods in a broad range of colors, grains and textures to add a distinct and timeless visual appeal to any interior décor. Exotics like Brazilian cherry, ipe, African wenge, santos mahogany and tigerwood offer homeowners a new way to set their room's mood and personality.
An increasingly popular choice by homeowners today is using a hand-scraped hardwood floor that gives a unique hand-crafted appearance. These floors resemble the reclaimed floors of old with lots of character markings, but with today's superior finishes for ease of cleaning and durability.
Another way to add some flair to a hardwood floor is by inserting a wood border. Borders can be used to accent the flooring and give a plain hardwood floor a more sophisticated appearance.