columbia hardwood flooring

Columbia residents love the look and feel of hardwood. In fact, they choose hardwood over any other flooring material. The benefits are clear: hardwood is durable, versatile, and gorgeous. But above all, hardwood is cherished for its ability to add light and warmth to any room of the house. At Floor Coverings International Howard County, we help homeowners in the greater Columbia, Ellicott City, Cooksville, Clarksville, MD area find the perfect hardwood for their homes. Here are some tips for choosing a hardwood that will take advantage of natural light and provide lasting warmth and comfort for your family.

Choose a Light Hardwood

In general, lighter hardwoods will make your rooms seem brighter. As an added benefit, they also make rooms feel larger and more airy. Light hardwoods like maple, white oak, birch, and ash are a great choice for Columbia homeowners who are looking to maximize their natural light.

Search for a Hardwood with Red Undertones

Another great way to add warmth to your home and take advantage of your natural light is by choosing hardwoods with natural red hues. Woods like red oak, red birch, and beech, as well as many exotic woods like Brazilian cherry are great places to start. Ample natural light will bring out the beautiful red hues in these hardwoods.

Other Tips

If possible, avoid window treatments unless necessary or for privacy. They obstruct natural light and can make your home feel small and dark. Large pieces of furniture and clutter can also block sunlight and darken a room.

Getting Started

In the market for new hardwood flooring? Your local flooring experts at Floor Coverings International Howard County are here to help. With thousands of quality products, friendly service, and professional installation, we are a full-service flooring company that happily serves the greater Columbia, Ellicott City, Cooksville, Clarksville, MD area. Call today to learn more about hardwood and to schedule your free, in-home consultation.

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