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Add the rich grains and tones of hardwood flooring to kitchen design

May 22, 2014

Hardwood FloorsWhen homeowners install kitchen flooring, they want to be sure it will be in sync with their existing room design. With wood floors, there's no need to worry. From rustic to modern, every home style can be matched to Anderson's wide selection of solid and engineered hardwoods.

Having lots of options for home remodeling projects is a plus, but certain interior design styles are a great match to specific grain patterns and wood hues, according to Baer Home Design. For instance, the mixed-width planks in Anderson's Vintage hickory floors collection have a unique pattern that would look best in an informal space like a kitchen or family room. They're made of durable engineered wood that's excellent for rooms that see heavy foot traffic and loads of family activities.

If you have a rustic decorative scheme, which conveys a look of nature indoors, consider a floor covering with an intricate grain pattern that's slightly distressed to add character to the wood. With many finishes to choose from, rustic-style floors pair well with either light or dark cabinetry and accessories that convey a natural appeal like basketry and decorative pieces made of wood. Look for varying tones and richly textured wood flooring like those in the Eagle Lodge collection.

Variety in home design
Many contemporary kitchens feature sleek lines emphasized by stainless steel appliances and cabinets with no trim or embellishments. Flooring with a simple grain and medium-tone finish often works well with modern kitchen style. Homeowners can insert color into the design plan by adding colorful accents without overpowering the simplicity of contemporary decor.

People who want a more dramatic style may consider an Asian design aesthetic that includes dark wood finishes with a matte surface and subdued grain pattern. Metals and strong contrasts in color are standout accents for this style of decorating. Sophisticated Asian-influenced furnishings are given an edge of warmth when offset by hardwood floors.

Kitchens are one of the most frequently used spaces in your home, and often one of the first spaces that guests see upon entering your house. According to Zillow, wood flooring is one of the home decor features that prospective home buyers want most so installing them is a good investment for the future. When you're dealing with hardwoods, there are options for nearly every taste that can add warmth and sophistication to one of the busiest rooms in your home.