Choosing Your Floor Color ? Light or Dark?

Choosing Your Floor Color ? Light or Dark?

Conventional wisdom says that darker colored floors will make a room look smaller, but that is really dependent on a number of factors including plank width, the direction you lay the planks and your home?s lighting. If you have good lighting, there is not much to worry about.

At the end of the day, it depends on the space as there is no "one size fits all." It really comes down to your preferences. There are pros and cons to both and we?re here to help you decide which factors matter to you most.

Your Preferences

Dark and light-colored floors are both beautiful. Darker flooring tends to be more fashionable and conceals imperfections, whereas lighter floors show less dirt.

Your D?cor

If your cabinetry and/or furniture are lighter colors, dark flooring would look better. Of course, the opposite is also true.

Your Lifestyle

How busy is your home? Do you have a lot of traffic on the floors? Lighter colored flooring will show less dirt and scratches so if you have children or pets, this may be your best option.

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Cleaning and Floor Care

Dark flooring is not very forgiving as it shows dust, dirt, crumbs and scratches. Lighter floors are easier to maintain as light flooring shows less dirt than dark floors. If you would rather go dark, take several samples home and see what they look like in your home with your d?cor and lighting.

Room Conditions

Is your home on the smaller side? Have less light? Light-colored flooring is likely the better option because lighter typically makes a space look larger. Conversely, dark-colored flooring works great in larger homes and those with open floor plans. If you want to go dark but are worried it will be too much, paint the walls light and make sure there is plenty of light in the space.


Samples! Samples! Samples! No matter the color, light or dark, the flooring will look different here in the showroom versus your own home. Lighting has a huge impact. So does your furniture, cabinets and wall colors. Make sure you?re viewing the floor at different times of the day as the lighting obviously changes as the sun moves. Also keep in mind that the use or area rugs can help if you think the flooring is wither too light or too dark.

There are pros and cons to both dark and light flooring colors. Different people have different tastes, and what is right for you might not be the best choice for someone else. The decision is still ultimately up to you. Come meet with our knowledgeable flooring experts today to discuss what flooring options would be best for you and your home.

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We?re Here to Serve

At Quantum Floors, we strive for complete satisfaction for all our customers, no matter how small or large the remodel. We have decades of experience and a dedication to providing the best flooring and services to meet your specific requirements. Over 585 verified, 5-star reviews back this up!

From our showrooms in Boynton Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Coconut Creek and Palm Beach Gardens, FL, we cater to the residents of Coral Springs, Parkland and Oakland Park. We work in Pompano Beach to Hobe Sound, and all across Palm Beach, Broward and Dade counties. So, whether you?re looking for light-colored or dark-colored flooring, we?re here to help make your new flooring project as easy as possible.