When it comes to choosing the right flooring for your home, you want something you’ll love as much now as when it comes time to sell. And engineered hardwood floors have a lot to offer from long-lasting durability to on-trend aesthetics. Plus, when it comes to resale value, 90% of real estate agents say homes with hardwoods sell for more money.
There are a lot of engineered hardwood floors to choose from. The way you go depends a lot on your design sensibilities. We’ve paired one kitchen design with six different options from the FFL Hardwood Collection to help you see the possibilities for yourself.
1. THAT RUSTIC HARDWOOD LOOK
Rustic is in. With this kitchen, Anew Oak Gentling contrasts perfectly with the crisp, clean cabinets for a timeless, contemporary design. The smoked oak hardwoods give this bright, airy room more of a cottage feel. Pinterest-perfect.
2. GRAY WOOD FLOORING FOR A VINTAGE VIBE
If you have more of a vintage taste, the reclaimed look of BPI PRESTIGE HARDWOOD COLLECTIONS may be just the floors you’re looking for. These gray hardwood floors give the room a completely different feel than a more traditional brown, taking center stage while also supporting the overall aesthetics of the room and really making the countertops come to life. The vintage hardwood floors combined with the sleek, clean lines of the cabinets lends to a more transitional design.
3. BRINGING THE OUTDOORS IN WITH NATURAL BROWN HARDWOOD FLOORS
In 2021, design is trending toward more natural elements in the home—think woods, hides and metals. Anton Oak Fresh Aire perfectly ties into this trend. These sawn-marked oak floors effortlessly compliment the bright design, providing a strong foundation for the room. The natural beauty of this engineered wood floor also makes the whole room look a little bigger, almost like you were outside, and is a perfect fit for Scandinavian design enthusiasts.
4. ONE-OF-A-KIND DISTRESSED HARDWOOD FLOORS
For floors that really standout, distressed brown maple flooring goes hand-in-hand with this kitchen’s brushed metal light fixtures. Plus, all the natural lighting really brings out the contrasting streaks of character in Allegra Maple Clarity. Oh, and did we mention its hand-scraped? Not only will these floors be a conversation starter, they’re designed to hide any wear-and-tear you might expect to see in a high-traffic kitchen.
5. MEDIUM BROWN HARDWOOD FLOORS MAKE LIGHT COLORS POP
To get the most out of those bright white cabinets, we’ve paired a medium brown hardwood floor: Regal Hardwood Collections. This warm engineered wood floor also contrasts perfectly with the lighter wood countertops for a complete look, and the sophisticated feel of the smoked oak floors brings the minimalist design of this kitchen to life. If you like the natural wood flooring trend but aren’t into lighter wood floors, then this is a great option for you.
6. THE TRANSFORMATIVE POWER OF WIRE-BRUSHED OAK FLOORING
Wire-brushed oak floors bring a new dimension to this kitchen—think rustic feel meets designer look. Not only does Adela Oak Rich Request make the whites of this kitchen look whiter, it brings a new level of depth to the room. The smoked accents add even more visual variety to this dark brown wood flooring.
What type of underlayment should you use? How many inches thick? How do you install it? And how do you avoid damaging your floors in the process?
When you work with Factory Flooring, you don’t have to worry about these questions. Our team of professional flooring installers will handle all the heavy lifting for you — literally. All you have to do is relax and enjoy the savings on your energy bill.
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