Decorative Elements Jazz up Hardwood Floors

Posted on November 29th, 2011 In: News, Wood Floor Restorations News

The days when a hardwood floor had to be a simple series of planks aligned in parallel strips are gone forever thanks to specialised design elements that can make floors made of wood every bit as varied and interesting as those formed from tile or even linoleum with printed patterns. This means that a customised wood floor is quite simple to achieve these days; consumers can make one-of-a-kind statements by using a variety of decorative motifs in their hardwood floors.

Borders And Medallions

Borders are strips of wood around the edges of a room. Serving as a sort of “frame” for the rest of the flooring area, they are typically in a high-contrast colour that stands out in comparison with the main wood used. Achieving a contrast colour can be done through means of different stains, or for a more dramatic look, consumers can choose an exotic hardwood that will have a distinct grain and smoothness as well.

Medallions are large circular contrast areas. Designed to draw the eye, they frequently are installed in entryways or under tables in order to visually offset that area of the room. Pre-made medallions are available from wood specialty suppliers, or a professional can craft an individualised medallion just for your home.

No matter what decorative elements you choose, you will want to keep your floor looking well-maintained throughout its long lifespan. This means that you will occasionally need to contact a professional floor sanding company to take care of your wood floor restoration needs.

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