Apr 21, 2021 | Flooring Canada
Farmhouse style brings a vintage feel with a modern touch that makes your house feel more like home. Although cute signage, open shelving, and perhaps a chandelier or two might seem essential to this style, you can’t forget about how foundational flooring is.
Wood floors seem like the obvious go-to, but of course, there are plenty of options to choose from to make your farmhouse design feasible.
Wide planks are a great option as they bring a rustic more antique feel. When hardwood floors first became popular, milling machinery was not readily available, and thus wider planks were much more affordable and easier to come by. If you’re going for this look, 6-to-7-inch planks are an ideal width.
Whether you go with skinny or wide planks, the finish and type of wood you choose definitely matter when it comes to farmhouse design. Avoid orange, red, and yellow tones when choosing the type of wood and stain. These colors can give your room a more dated feel and can make decorating your space more challenging.
Instead, we recommend sticking to neutral wood options inside a gray color palette or a whitewashed one. Domestic wood species like maple, hickory, and oak not only work well for whitewashing, but they are the most popular among the farmhouse style.
Natural hardwood characteristics such as knots, visible grain, and other imperfections are desirable for this design motif. To create this look on your own, try wire-brushed floors.
If you love the way hardwood floors look but are on a budget, luxury vinyl floors are a great choice. With such a large array of style options, you will not only be able to achieve the farmhouse style, but luxury vinyl is also waterproof and easy to maintain.
In addition to wood floors and flooring options that look like hardwood, tile also falls under the farmhouse aesthetic. More natural-looking tiles like slate or terracotta are excellent options to achieve farmhouse chic.
Once you have laid the perfect floor, your home will be ready for cute knickknacks, reclaimed wood furniture, and, of course, shiplap!
If you need help figuring out what floors fit your budget and your farmhouse design, your local Flooring America store is here to help. These experts can help you decide on the best flooring styles and hues for your space. Give them a call, or stop by your local Flooring America store today.