Solid Wood Flooring
There are so many reasons to opt for a solid wood floor for your home. Not only is there a vast array of colors and grains on offer, but a solid wood floor gives a room a feel of true quality and can easily add value to your property. Hardwood floors are also easy to clean and can be maintained with careful sanding and varnishing to keep them looking fresh.
To add a touch of the exotic to your home, go for woods such as Cumaru or Jatoba (also known as Brazilian Teak and Brazilian Cherry respectively). Many woods from Brazil have beautiful reddish tones, adding warmth as well as a different hue to your color palette. If, however, you want to look closer to home for inspiration, the US provides us with a vast array of colors and tones from woods such as beech and maple.
The environmentally conscious interior designer will be glad to know that wood from forests in the United States is not dwindling. Quite the opposite in fact – almost twice as much hardwood timber is added each year through new growth as is harvested.