Today’s flooring comes in more options than ever before. If you’re planning to install new flooring, not only do you need to choose the right material for your home, budget and lifestyle, but you need to choose the right color. Manufacturing techniques have evolved so even pre-finished flooring has more options in style and color. With all those choices, how do you know what is best? We’ve put together some of the benefits of choosing a neutral finish for your flooring.
Neutral Flooring is More Versatile
As you change your home’s décor, you may want to repaint your walls. If you choose flooring that coordinated with your old style and color pallet, it may not work with your new furnishings or wall color. It’s much easier to repaint a wall than refinish your hardwood flooring or install new flooring.
More Appealing to Buyers
Although it’s rarely our plan to install new flooring just to sell our homes, most people do end up moving eventually. If you’ve invested in quality flooring and choose a color that few buyers can imagine living with, you may take longer to sell your home or end up offering a concession for new flooring.
Neutral Flooring Shows Fewer Imperfections
If you have a tile floor with an intricate pattern and one tile gets chipped, you’ll notice it. When dark finishes on hardwood, engineered and laminate flooring get scratched, it’s immediately visible. Not only does this sort of permanent imperfection show, but dust, pet hair and crumbs are easier to spot on dark flooring of any type.
It’s Easier to Fix
Dark color flooring, whether tile, hardwood, or anything in between, fades more noticeably than lighter and neutral color flooring. That means, if you have a bit of damage on your hardwood and you sand it and then use the same color stain as the original stain, it may not look the same. If you try to replace a tile with another one, even one from the original batch, it will look different. The lighter the color, the less fading and the less noticeable a new tile or fix will appear.
If you’re planning to install new flooring, whether it’s hardwood, laminate, luxury vinyl tile, or engineered wood, talk to your flooring company about neutral options. Most homeowners find that the neutral colors make decorating easier and that the floors look better longer. Seer Flooring offers many flooring options in countless finishes and also offers hardwood floor refinishing if you’re looking to change the color of your hardwood flooring. Call us today for your free estimate (727) 469-7963 or fill out our contact form.