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What flooring shade is best for your room? Dark vs light hardwood flooring

We have a great tool available on our website, 'Room View'. to view a floor using the tool, go to hardwood collection and click " see this in my room" on the flooring you are interested in.

You can snap a picture and upload it to our Room View feature. This way you can get a sense of what different shades of hardwood (as well as laminate/vinyl) will look like in your room! Which do you prefer – dark or light wood?

Examples of Flooring on Room View 

When choosing flooring for your home you must decide which factors are most important to you and your family. Here are some factors to consider when choosing the colour of your hardwood floors:

What are the sizes of the rooms? One of the most common complaints we hear from our customers is that their homes aren’t big enough. While a new wood floor won’t give you an extra bedroom or the home office that you believe will change your life, there are some great tricks that you can do with wood flooring to make your rooms seem bigger.

Use the same colour throughout. Choosing the same colour of flooring throughout your home is a great way to make your overall home look bigger. The feel of uniformity that this option gives makes your home seem like it is one continuous area that’s flooded with light and space.

Lighting Sunshine and artificial light can have a dramatic impact on the how flooring looks in your home. The type of lighting in your room plays a large role in how your flooring looks.



What style of flooring do you like? When choosing the right flooring colour for your home, you have to balance what you love with what you can live with. Knowing what your options are and making your choices with that understanding is the best advice for picking your floor colour. 

What is the style of your home? A great starting point for an interior design project is to learn a bit about each of the styles and how they differ from one another. Hardwood goes with almost every look.

What is the style of your decor? Research what looks best with the style you have chosen for your home. Pinterest is a great site for finding examples of home décor paired with flooring.


What is in style right now? If you are selling soon/or renovating a house to resell, you must consider what the prospective buyers are looking for.

Which wares better light or dark floors?

Besides thinking design and décor, it is very important for you to choose your floor for how it will look over time. One thing that is for sure, with all of the colours and textures available at Jordans there is a floor for everyone!


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