16 October 2014

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Here at Just Wood we have a vast range of wood flooring in a number of wood types and finishes. We provide a huge selection for you to choose from, but how do you know which one is right for you? Choosing the best wood flooring for your home is important and you need to consider a number of factors, but the two most important ones are the size and style of your room.

Home Style
One of the main factors you need to consider when choosing which wood you want for your flooring is the style of your home. Is it modern and minimalist or traditional and busy, or somewhere in between? If you have a period home then you’ll want a wooden floor that matches the look and feel of the house. The type will depend on the time period your home and decor are, but typically cherry wood and walnut are ideal for a traditional look because of their deep colour and grain pattern.

On the other hand, if you live in a modern house go for a lighter coloured wood with a subtle grain pattern, such as maple or ash wood. They both have a minimalist look and have a modern, almost Norwegian feel.

If you want to go for something a little unusual in your decor then try a more exotic variety of wood flooring, such as Jarrah or Jatoba, both are dark woods but have a rich, reddish finish that looks great in an oriental or exotic home.

Room Size

We’ve already talked about wood floor colours in terms of the period of a home, but there are other factors to consider when choosing the colour of your floor.

The main one is the size of the room you want to install the wood flooring in. If it is a large room then you can pretty much go with any shade; a lighter wood, such as Ash, will increase the spacious and airy look, whereas a darker wood like Merbau will look great and won’t be over the top because of the space.

On the other hand, if you are adding a wood floor to a small room it would be better to go with a wood that is lighter in colour and doesn’t have too wide a pattern grain, this is because a dark and busy wood can make the room look even smaller.

Pick a light wood, such as maple or beech to give the illusion of space.