The last couple articles we posted involved some aspect of the flooring and wood as one of the options. As beautiful as wood flooring can be, sometimes we run into issues matching that flooring with its surroundings, and maybe even the other types of flooring we have in the home.
This article, we will try to help with some tips on matching your wood flooring in your home, to have a seamless and beautiful result! Things to consider during the process would be bullnose trim, stain pens and T-molding and all the variations!
Generally, homes don’t start out as mismatched, but overtimes it becomes an issue due to sun fading. Knowing this, we can actually use it to our advantage and minimize this as an issue and turn it into a strength. When choosing your laminate or engineered flooring, match the faded tones of your already existing flooring, so that when sun fading does occur the variation will look intentional and still cohesive. Once the rest of the room is put together, the variation in tone of the flooring will look like a beautiful mosaic!
When your expanding your flooring and need to think about staining, don’t stress trying to stain and sand the preexisting and new flooring. Instead of adding to your work, talk to a contractor and get help in altering the color of the stain to match the value of the already installed wood flooring. These custom mixed stains can really save time and effort, as well as help blend the flooring in with itself.
Solving the transition dilemma
Often when using two types of wood flooring, there can be an issue at the meeting point. Often a disjointed feeling can accompany the meeting of two wood types and ruin the feeling of room transition. To solve this, use a T-mold! T-molds allow for a less abrupt transition between flooring types by laying a cover of the main wood type across the seam of the joining wood flooring’s. The rounded edges of the T-mold allow for a comfortable and logical transition of hallways to rooms.
Stain pen perfection
With wood flooring, it’s nearly impossible to escape the marks of hastened traffic. Knicks and scratches are rather obvious on wood flooring and can sometimes become overwhelming or an issue for selling. To solve this problem, we need naught but a pen! Stain pens are similar to paint pens in use. Shake the pen before use, and the press down on the area that needs treatment. Fill the problems with stain and then wipe away the excess with a damp cloth. If the resulting stain is too light, simply apply another coating with the pen until the desired value is achieved and the mark(s) are hidden well away from attention. Easy peasy!
That’s all we have for today’s wood flooring tips! Come back later for more tips and tricks and services! Remember to call and inquire about our services and how we may help you achieve your dream home!