Wood Floor Characteristics: Variation, Smooth, or Textured

Wood Floor Characteristics: Variation, Smooth, or Textured

It’s so wonderful that we can get almost any type of floor we want. And also not-so-wonderful because how can we choose which texture or look with so many choices?!

Recently, I wrote about what to think about when selecting a wood tone. But what about texture and variation?

The Extremely Varied Wood Floor

When we were building our home, I originally wanted a super dark, even toned wood floor. But then I saw another client install this light, natural toned wood floor with this amazing variation. I had to have it!

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To me, this varied look to the floor makes it interesting. I love how no two pieces look exactly alike, just like how wood looks in nature. This look is definitely A LOOK. Some people might find the varied boards to be too much. I like it because it’s interesting and the varied boards hide any imperfections (like dog nail scratches).

Jen did something similar at one of our spec homes.

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I love how the multi-tone can look more casual (like in my house) or sophisticated like in Jen’s spec.

But it’s definitely a statement.

Evenly Toned Wood Floors

If you’re just not sure, go with an evenly toned and textured wood floor.

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This type of floor will blend in with your furniture and decor, making it a good backdrop for any look.

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It’s a classic look. Can’t go wrong!

The Textured Wood Floor

A handscraped wood floor will give you a lot of texture and character.

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Like a varied tone floor, a handscrape will hide some imperfections, but it also makes a statement – it will stand out. A handscape floor feels more rustic and traditional.

Which type do you prefer? The varied, even, or textured floor?

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