Keep your home from looking cold and stark by adding decorative inlays on the floors. They are very good choices if you want to install hardwood flooring or just want to update your old wood slabs. Hardwood is a popular choice because of its natural beauty and amazing durability. It is a very good investment since it also adds value to your home. Here are a few tips in choosing the right inlay designs
Hardwood flooring inlays are typically made of real wood as well. Oak is a dark colored wood with tight or small grains. If you want a clean look, ash would be for you. Birch is a less expensive option but it tends to have a lot of knotholes. It is similar to pine and are both used for flooring in old homes since ancient times. Fir is also a softwood choice with a dark grain and relatively large patches. For more luxurious options, you can get teak, walnut or cherry.
The most popular design by far are medallion types. They are basically large round patterns that come individually and are installed usually in the center of large open rooms. There is a wide variety of designs and sizes to fit varied rooms. You will also find border type patterns which are used to frame a room. They function similarly to moldings and come in small sizes enough to make an impact when lined up together. If you want to establish common areas in an open space, this is a good way to divide it. Choosing the best design is much easier if you make a front view of your flooring. Ask a drafter to make a realistic perspective so you can check how it will look from different places. Determine the overall design of your interior. The best designs that match hardwood inlays are contemporary, rustic and traditional ones. Once you’ve made the final choice, get experts from Wood Floor Refinishing Novi to install them properly.