Wood floor designs plays an important role in your decorating plan
By: Roger King
The options for wood floor designs range from wide planks to narrow strips; decorative inlay or intricate medallions may enhance them.
Your goal is a floor that is useful and beautiful, and one that puts your decorating ideas on solid ground. Finishes are available in sheens from low-shine satin to high gloss. The most durable finish comes with prefinished flooring.
The success of your wood floor designs largely rests on the choices you make for the room's surfaces. An inlay becomes the focal point in an entryway, at the base of a stairway, or in front of a fireplace.
The inlay will have to match the thickness of the existing floor. You can get templates and router bits to simplify installation.
Painting a decorative pattern for wood floor designs is an especially good choice for floors that are not good candidates for refinishing but are in otherwise good shape. Stenciling a pattern on the floor is also a classic decorating technique.
They work on any wood floor, from classic oak with a natural or stained finish to yellow painted pine floor. Contrasting woods turn a floor into a color composition, without introducing additional elements.