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When it Comes to Hardwood Flooring, West Palm Beach, FL Homeowners Know That Black is the New Black

One of the funny things about trends is that for every trend that suddenly pops up, there is a certain group of people who decide to buck that trend in an effort to stand out from the crowd. We have spoken recently about the rising trend of West Palm Beach, FL homeowners, who are opting for lighter colored hardwood flooring in an effort to achieve a "Beach House" look in their home.

Well, in response to this, many of the more avant-garde decorators have begun employing very dark, even black hardwood flooring options in their West Palm Beach, FL remodels and builds. So, what is it about these dark flooring options that makes them stand out? Let's have a look!

Dark Hardwood Creates an Elegant, Modern Atmosphere

If you're looking to create a chic, modern atmosphere in your home, then darker hardwood is definitely the way to go. Lighter hardwoods were very popular in the past, but these days the "modern look" is definitely ruled by the dark side.

Darker Hardwood is Less Susceptible to Fading

One of the major gripes that most people have with hardwood in general, and lighter hardwoods in particular, is the problem of fading. Because darker colors absorb light, they are more resistant to fading. This means they will have to be refinished less frequently, and that will not only extend the service life of the floor, but will also save you money in the long run.

The Darker the Stain, the Clearer Grain

One of the most compelling features of hardwood flooring is the beauty of the grain. If you want the wood's grain to be the star of the show, there is no better way to do that than to employ a darker stain. The difference between light and dark stain's ability to show off wood grain, is dramatic and not to be underestimated!

Darker Floors Contrast Bright Decor Marvelously

Having an incredibly dark hardwood floor in a space that employs vibrant colors in the periphery, dramatically accents those colors and makes them pop like you wouldn't believe. It's also a great way to make decor that seems a bit drab a great deal more appealing.

Want to Learn More?

If you are interested in viewing hardwood flooring options, whether light or dark, and you live in the areas of Boynton Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, or Fort Lauderdale, FL, we would love nothing more than for you to stop in at one of our showrooms conveniently located in any of those three cities.

Our staff of experienced and knowledgeable flooring experts would love to show you all of the amazing styles and options available to help you make your home the envy of your neighbors!