The Benefits of Dark Wood Laminate
As stated, laminate offers the same look of authentic solid wood floors, but at a significantly more affordable price. On top of this, cheap dark laminate flooring is also easier to maintain than solid wood and won’t show signs of wear and tear. It’s also more water resistant than wood, therefore it’s easier to clean and care for. Not to mention, using less wood to construct this flooring makes it more environmentally friendly.
Because of the dark hue, this type of flooring is ideal for homes with young children or pets. It’s also perfect for spaces which may see a lot of footfall, such as an office or shop. This is because stains or dirt are not particularly visible on dark laminate. So, it’s perfect for those who don’t want to spend lots of time cleaning their floors.
Different Styles of Dark Laminate
Our authentic range of dark wood effect floors comes in a range of shades and styles depending on your personal preferences. For example, the shades range from the darkest colour which is black, to a lighter, medium oak shade. There is also the option of a dark oak shade, a walnut hue or a classic grey laminate.
Black or grey laminate floors create a stunning contemporary space. Opt for a high gloss effect to add to this minimalist aesthetic, or black or grey flooring which shows characteristics of wood to go for something more traditional.
The natural wooden shades, such as oak or walnut, are perfect for homes which want a homely and rustic feel. Although these floors use a photographic applique of wood, they still show the typical knots and grooves you would expect to see on solid wood, which makes it a charming addition for any room.
What Colour Furniture Should I Pair with Dark Laminate Flooring?
Dark tones such as oak, walnut, grey or black are incredibly easy to complement. Because of the versatility of this flooring, no furniture would look out of place when paired with it. Depending on your tastes, you can create a more open space by adding lighter furniture, shades such as white, pastel hues or lighter wood options really stand out on a dark floor. If you, however, want to add to this sense of regality, keep your furniture dark for a sophisticated elegance.
For rooms such as living rooms or bedrooms, don’t be afraid to add a pop of colour with your furniture. This can be done by simply adding bright cushions or colourful vases which will make a statement against your dark laminate floor.
How to Clean Dark Wood Laminate Floors
Once you’re happy with your new flooring, it’s important to know how to maintain it. Laminate is one of the easiest types of floor to care for. However, it can still show signs of damage if not cleaned properly.
Although this type of flooring is more water resistant than most, it’s still best to keep it away from excessive moisture. For this reason, we recommend using a damp microfiber mop to keep it clean. You can even add a mild cleanser to this.
It’s also advised to avoid any marks or scratches. Therefore, it might be helpful to add protective pads underneath any heavy moveable furniture. It’s also beneficial to have a doormat to keep any grit and gravel at bay.
At Factory Direct Flooring, we continue to be the first choice for many customers, with our dark laminate floors one of our most sought-after products. So, discover our range today or get in touch with our experts for more information. You can do this by calling 0330 100 00 15.