Question by  IrieD (23)

What are the disadvantages of black and white flooring?

I am building a new home and want black and white flooring.


Answer by  Barbarehardy (37)

Black and white flooring is hard to keep clean. The black part shows one kind of dirt, and the white part shows another. No matter how often you clean it, one part will look dirty. Black and white are highly contrasting colors and tend to dwarf anything else in the room. Decorating around that floor will be a challenge.


Answer by  rightlight (1053)

There really isn't a specific disadvantage. Of course with white flooring, you'll have to be a bit more keen on cleaning, since dirt is more visible on white then black.


Answer by  bean11 (2803)

There are two possible disadvantages to black and white flooring. One is that wood furniture doesn't go well with this flooring, so if you have wood furniture it would be a problem. The other is that if you try to sell your house, other people might not like it.


Answer by  kakoe (989)

The only real disadvantage of black and white flooring is that if the flooring is in a frequently-used room, the white sections tend to show dirt and grime and become discolored quickly. You have to really make sure to clean black and white floors well.


Answer by  LMay (21)

White flooring gives a clean and airy feel to a room and goes well with varied themes, however does not hide dirt as well as duller black flooring.

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