Designing a small space can be a challenge, as it is necessary to make careful choices to avoid making the room appear smaller than it already is. Other than your choice of wall colour, no other design element has as big of an impact as flooring. Thus, the best way to beautify a small space is to select custom flooring which perfectly complements your unique space. At Chestnut Flooring in Toronto, we specialize in custom hardwood flooring and regularly work with clients who must contend with small urban floor plans.
OPT FOR LIGHTER HARDWOOD
Although dark hardwood is extremely popular and delivers beautiful results, it is not recommended for small spaces as it can make the room appear smaller or even cramped. Dark colours can be overwhelming in a small space and may cause it to feel closed in rather than open and inviting. Instead, a lighter wood tone is recommended as it can brighten up the room and create the allusion of space. Oak and maple are the most popular lighter species but birch and ash can also be used to open up a small space.
CHOOSE WIDER PLANKS
While many people assume that narrower planks are better for smaller spaces, in reality, it is advisable to choose wider planks when working with a small floor plan. This is because wider planks will appear more consistent since there will be fewer seams and lines. Strip flooring, on the other hand, divides up a small space and is a visual distraction as it contains numerous seams and lines. Using one flooring throughout the entire space is also recommended to avoid harsh lines between small adjoining rooms. A simple parquet pattern may also help to open up a smaller room.
LESS IS MORE
When working with a small space, it is important to keep in mind that less is more in order to ensure that the room does not appear too busy or crowded. When selecting your custom flooring, be sure to choose a wood species with a consistent coloration and subtle graining rather than a species such as hickory which tends to have a wide range of coloration and results in too much variation from plank to plank for a small space. We carry a range of finishes which are ideal for small spaces such as Alu Gray, American Cherry-Prestige, Hard Maple- Clear- Moderne, Hard Maple Prestige Natural, Maple Clear, Red Oak Advantage, Red Oak Prestige, and Yellow Birch.
At Chestnut Flooring, we understand how challenging it can be to work with a small space, which is why we offer personalized custom hardwood flooring services in Toronto. We are dedicated to working with our clients every step of the way, from their first visit to our showroom to their in-home consultation and finally, the installation of their beautiful custom flooring. Contact us today to begin your exciting renovation or feel free to drop by our extensive flooring showroom, conveniently located in Toronto.
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