Sisal Rug Living Room shutterstock_216595231There are so many flooring materials on the market today, it can seem like a daunting task to find the right one! You must decide on a flooring material and you must decide what color you want your new flooring to be! Here are some tips from Floor Coverings International of Austin on how to select the perfect color for your new floors.

How large is the room?

When it comes to color theory, it’s essential to think about the size of the room. With smaller rooms, you want your flooring to be brighter in most cases. Installing lighter carpeting, hardwood, or stone will open a room up and make it feel larger than it actually is. However, darker colors like blues, purples, and browns can create a cozy feel in a smaller room.

What other colors are already there?

When you look at the room take an inventory of what other colors and patterns are at work in this particular room. If you’ve already got patterned throw pillows, colorful wall paint, and bold furniture, you may want to install something more muted and subtle for your flooring. But, if the room needs some pizazz, then get creative with your flooring options! Install a herringbone pattern for your hardwood flooring, choose a colorful area rug, or create a pattern out of the tile for your floors. It’s best to decide what the accent color of the room is, then you can build the rest of your design around it to make it truly stand out!

Will this floor see a lot of foot traffic?

Location is very important when it comes to flooring colors. Depending on where you want to add the flooring, you may not want certain flooring types. Entryways, hallways, staircases, and kitchens all get a lot of foot traffic! Solid hardwood flooring, engineered hardwood flooring, natural slate or marble, or many kinds of luxury vinyl all work great in high traffic areas. High pile carpets do better in areas like the bedroom, or perhaps the living room. Be aware that wear patterns can being to show in high traffic areas, so white carpeting may not be the best choice for your hallways.

The experts at Floor Coverings International of Austin, TX can help you fine the perfect flooring! Give us a call today!


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