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Dark wood flooring is a real interior classic and it’s easy to see why a growing number of people are seeking it out as the best solution for their living room projects. Dark wood flooring in a living room is not only a timeless choice, it will also stand up really well to the high traffic that most living rooms experience.

At Wood and Beyond, we have a great range of dark wood flooring that ranges from dark browns to jet blacks. But before you make your choice, there are various things that you should take into consideration when you’re choosing dark wood flooring for your living room, and here are the main ones:

Choosing the right finish

Depending on the number and age of people that live in your home, your living room is likely to be quite a high traffic area. While people who live alone, mightn’t have a huge amount of traffic, certainly in busy family homes, any floor you choose needs to have a tough finish.

Either lacquer or oiled finishes will stand up to a challenge.

Lacquers are very similar to what would have been called varnishes in the past. A floor protection that sits on the surface, you can expect a slight shine when you choose a lacquer, even if it’s a matt option. Splash and spill resistant, lacquered floors will stand up to most challenges that even the busiest households will throw at them. The only thing you need to be aware of with a lacquered finish is that if you think your room stands the chance of being exposed to things that will cause scratches, lacquer will show scratch damage more than an oiled finish.

An oiled finish is the modern day equivalent of a waxed floor. Giving a really natural end result, an oiled floor has the benefit of its protection going into the heart of the wood. A great choice if you want a true matt finish, when you choose an oiled dark wood floor for your living room, it’s well worth making sure that the oil has a UV filter to avoid sun damage.

Re-sanding options

Because living rooms tend to be busy, it’s worth considering the ability to re-sand and refinish your floor if it becomes tired looking over time. The way engineered wood flooring is constructed, you can expect to be able to sand it two or a maximum of 3 times during its lifetime. What you need to look out for in order to have the peace of mind of knowing that you can re-sand your floor as often as you might want to is the thickness of the top layer. The likes of 4mm to 6mm thick top layer options, will be able to be sanded more often than 3mm solution.

Selecting the look for your style

Dark wood flooring goes with absolutely every style of interior, so no matter whether you’re planning a highly modern look for your living room or you have a great selection of antique furniture, this look will work for you. With everything from these jet black options, through to this reclaimed look or this easy to fit click solution, you really can’t go wrong.

Getting the colour spot on

One of the most important considerations for you personally is likely to be getting the colour right for your floor. As we mentioned above, dark wood flooring can range from very dark browns to jet blacks and the colour that will work best for you is very much a personal choice.

A great thing about Wood and Beyond is that we know how important it is to make the right colour choice and it’s for this reason that you can order a Free sample of any of our floors on the product page of the website. For example, if you want to check out the colour of this select engineered oak elite click black tea UV oiled wood floor, all you need to do is click on the orange “Order Free Sample” button and follow the instructions. It really couldn’t be easier and by doing this you can make sure you make absolutely the right choice.

If you’d like personal assistance to find the right dark wood flooring for your living room, why not get in touch? We’d love to hear from you and to help you make the best decision for your unique situation.