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Question by  ProTech2000 (10)

What color of wood flooring should I get?

What accent color for wall? Should the flooring run the longer length or the shorter length? 14x18 living room with light color walls.


Answer by  Jim46 (33)

I'd recommend maple hardwood flooring. The light color will lighten the room, and allow a dark area rug. Try getting slightly wider boards than normal, 3 or 4 inches, run in the longer direction. Also, run 3 to 5 lengths of boards along the wall meeting the butted end of the boards to give the room a framed look.

Reply by ProTech2000 (10):
Thanks Jim46 those are solid answers I was looking for!!!  add a comment

Answer by  Rina (35)

With lighter walls, darker wood flooring normally looks better. This is because lighter colors make the room look bigger, but by pairing it with a darker wood flooring, it makes the color more vibrant. It should run the longer length of the living room - this is the traditional way.


Answer by  barkley (951)

The color of wood flooring depends on your home, how much light you get, what other decorations you have, etc. I prefer longer length boards for wood flooring. If you have light color walls you may want to get your floors to match other wood in your living room.


Answer by  Danie (993)

You should think about how much traffic this area will get and how often you can clean. A darker floor color will show less dirt. The flooring should run the longer length.


Answer by  Anonymous

I have the dark furniture in Living room. Wall color is Olive Green, but has alot of light, Living room is painted Rembrandt Ruby and has dark furniture and well lit. Family room has paneling, medium golden to rust tint, not well lit.


Answer by  Anonymous

I have dark wood furniture in Living and Dining room. In family room is a 30 year old paneling medium golden wood. What color wood floors should I go with.

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