Ideas for Flooring with Wood Walls

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Decisions for flooring should be carefully considered. For instance, if your floor has to stand up to a lot of wear and strain, then materials like stone and concrete are always a good choice. If your floors should be stylish, then hardwood may be a better choice. Once all of the physical needs have been decided, though, you need to pick a flooring material and style that suits both you and your home. If you have wooden walls, this may become especially important.

Hardwood

  • Hardwood floors are one of the best options for rooms that have wooden walls. Using hardwood floors can create a country, rustic feeling in a room that also has wooden walls. If you want to avoid making the room look like a wooden box, use a different type of wood for the floors than you have on the walls. This can create both a color and a grain contrast. One the other hand, simply laying the floor in a different pattern than the walls may create enough contrast to lend the room a unique feel.

Tiles

  • Ceramic or stone tiles will create a unique contrast with wooden walls. For instance, to create a southern or southwest feel, use orange or copper colored tiles. When combined with the wooden walls this can give the room an almost cottagelike feel. Additionally, patterned tiles may add a sense of ornamentation that will be balanced by the plainer wooden walls. Different colors and patterns will work for different rooms, depending on your personal style and the shade of the wood used in the walls.

Carpet

  • Though it is an option, carpet should be very carefully chosen if it's going to go with wooden walls. For instance, carpet shouldn't be used in the kitchen, or in another room where it's likely to be easily stained. Additionally, the carpet should enhance the wooden walls. To create a nature feeling, get a carpet that's both soft and green. Alternatively, get a carpet that brings out the wood's natural color by making the carpet a few shades lighter to draw attention to the walls.

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