Dark Wood Floors

Opting for a dark wood floor makes a bold and sophisticated statement in any home or commercial application, and you will find dozens of stunning options here. Choose from herringbone, chevrons, or Versailles panels, or pick from numerous different planks in a whole host of widths, shades and textures.

Using dark wood stylistically

Some designers claim that dark wood floors are more traditional, and that their popularity is due to a resurgence in period influenced decorative schemes. Certainly they are at home with Early American and French country styles. But, equally, dark hardwood floors are virtually synonymous with contemporary Manhattan loft living. In truth, any wooden floor is a chameleon, and any colour or shade will readily adopt the characteristics of whatever decorative style you choose.

However, dark wood floors do provide a particularly rich backdrop. And, since they work with absolutely any colour palate, you can always make radical changes to your scheme without changing your floor. Whites, brights and neutrals will provide a stunning contrast, although it is important to create balance by repeating the rich shade of your floor elsewhere in your decor. Conversely dark hues will create a lush and intense retreat. And incidentally, never be afraid to use dark colours, even in a small space. Conventional wisdom states that white walls make a space seem bigger by reflecting the light, and in truth dark walls will absorb the light, but in practice this means that they are less clearly defined and can actually create an illusion of more space. It's not about the colours you choose, it's about the way that you use them.

The practical aspects of dark wood flooring

Any quality wooden floor offers multiple benefits: it is easy to clean and maintain: it provides cost-effective thermal insulation with an excellent ecological pedigree; it adds value to a home: and it is beneficial to both physical and mental health - the former because they do not harbour the irritants associated with many allergies, and the latter because the significant use of real wood in interiors has shown to be show stress-reducing benefits to that of being surrounded by nature itself.

But before you make a final choice, do consider the extent of the expected wear and tear . For example, if it is to feature in a commercial location with reasonably heavy footfall, or in a residential property with animals such as dogs, we suggest that you opt for a product with a lacquered or UV oiled finish, since these surfaces offer greater protection. Also look for one which is smoked, since the colour permeates the entire wear layer. Alternatively you could choose one which is textured, or where the grain has been emphasised by brushing and oiling, or a reclaimed product. Scratches are inevitable, the skill is selecting a wood where their presence is not intrusive.


BPF19/1609/260 Hartland Oak Character Grade 260mm Hardwood Flooring

BPF19/1609/260 Hartland Oak Character Grade 260mm Hardwood Flooring

Engineered European Oak; 1-Strip Pattern; Distressed & Smoked; UV Oiled Finish; Tongue & Gro..

HW3498 Hugo 12 Character Grade Oak Hardwood Flooring

HW3498 Hugo 12 Character Grade Oak Hardwood Flooring

Engineered European Oak; 1-Strip Pattern; Smoked & Sanded; UV Oiled Finish; Tongue & Groove;..

HW16010 Grande – Block Select Grade Oak Hardwood Flooring

HW16010 Grande – Block Select Grade Oak Hardwood Flooring

Engineered European Oak; Block Pattern; Brushed & Fumed; UV Oiled Finish; Tongue & Groove; S..

HW16610 Grande – 45º Chevron Select Grade Oak Hardwood Flooring

HW16610 Grande – 45º Chevron Select Grade Oak Hardwood Flooring

Engineered European Oak; 45° Chevron Pattern; Brushed; UV Oiled Finish; Tongue & Groove; Bevelle..

HW16410 Grande – Plank Select Grade Oak Hardwood Flooring

HW16410 Grande – Plank Select Grade Oak Hardwood Flooring

Engineered European Oak; 1-Strip Pattern; Brushed & Fumed; UV Oiled Finish; Tongue & Groove;..

HW16008 Ferro – Block Select Grade Oak Hardwood Flooring

HW16008 Ferro – Block Select Grade Oak Hardwood Flooring

Engineered European Oak; Block Pattern; Brushed; UV Oiled Finish; Tongue & Groove; Square Edge. ..

HW16608 Ferro – 45º Chevron Select Grade Oak Hardwood Flooring

HW16608 Ferro – 45º Chevron Select Grade Oak Hardwood Flooring

Engineered European Oak; 45° Chevron Pattern; Brushed; UV Oiled Finish; Tongue & Groove; Bevelle..

HW16408 Ferro – Plank Select Grade Oak FSC® Hardwood Flooring

HW16408 Ferro – Plank Select Grade Oak FSC® Hardwood Flooring

Engineered European Oak; 1-Strip Pattern; Brushed; UV Oiled Finish; Tongue & Groove; Beveled Edg..

HW9576 Cachira Rustic Grade Oak Hardwood Flooring

HW9576 Cachira Rustic Grade Oak Hardwood Flooring

Engineered Oak; 1-Strip Pattern; Sanded; Valour UV Oiled Finish; Tongue & Groove; Bevelled Edge;..

HW9568 Dagota Rustic Grade Oak Hardwood Flooring

HW9568 Dagota Rustic Grade Oak Hardwood Flooring

Engineered Oak; 1-Strip Pattern; Sanded; Valour UV Oiled Finish; Tongue & Groove; Bevelled Edge;..

HW9566 Cubara Rustic Grade Oak Hardwood Flooring

HW9566 Cubara Rustic Grade Oak Hardwood Flooring

Engineered Oak; 1-Strip Pattern; Sanded; Valour UV Oiled Finish; Tongue & Groove; Bevelled Edge;..

HW9560 Ocana Rustic Grade Oak Hardwood Flooring

HW9560 Ocana Rustic Grade Oak Hardwood Flooring

Engineered Oak; 1-Strip Pattern; Sanded; Valour UV Oiled Finish; Tongue & Groove; Bevelled Edge;..

HW9554 Abrego Rustic Grade Oak Hardwood Flooring

HW9554 Abrego Rustic Grade Oak Hardwood Flooring

Engineered Oak; 1-Strip Pattern; Sanded; Valour UV Oiled Finish; Tongue & Groove; Bevelled Edge;..

HW2147 Tallard PurePlank Classic Grade 180mm FSC® Engineered Hardwood Flooring

HW2147 Tallard PurePlank Classic Grade 180mm FSC® Engineered Hardwood Flooring

FSC® Certified Engineered European Oak; 1-Strip Pattern; Sanded; Matt Lacquered Finish; Click System..

HW2194 Lunas PurePlank Classic Grade 180mm FSC® Engineered Hardwood Flooring

HW2194 Lunas PurePlank Classic Grade 180mm FSC® Engineered Hardwood Flooring

FSC® Certified Engineered European Oak; 1-Strip Pattern; Brushed; Matt Lacquered Finish; Click Syste..

HW3952 Venture Plank Bay Character Grade Oak Hardwood Flooring

HW3952 Venture Plank Bay Character Grade Oak Hardwood Flooring

Engineered European Oak; 1-Strip Pattern; Brushed & Fumed; UV Oiled Finish; Tongue & Groove..

HW88108 Consul Wide Plank Engineered Wood Flooring

HW88108 Consul Wide Plank Engineered Wood Flooring

Engineered European Oak; 1-Strip Pattern; Sculptured Surface; Oiled Finish; Tongue & Groove; Rou..

HW88107 Duke Wide Plank Engineered Wood Flooring

HW88107 Duke Wide Plank Engineered Wood Flooring

Engineered European Oak; 1-Strip Pattern; Sculptured Surface; Oiled Finish; Tongue & Groove; Rou..

HW88106 Shanklin Wide Plank Engineered Wood Flooring

HW88106 Shanklin Wide Plank Engineered Wood Flooring

Engineered European Oak; 1-Strip Pattern; Sculptured Surface; Oiled Finish; Tongue & Groove; Rou..

HW88105 Galway Wide Plank Engineered Wood Flooring

HW88105 Galway Wide Plank Engineered Wood Flooring

Engineered European Oak; 1-Strip Pattern; Sculptured Surface; Oiled Finish; Tongue & Groove; Rou..

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