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engineered hardwood with grain

decor_101's picture

I am considering installing a engineered hardwood floor that is a medium-dark colour.  I love the colour and it will contrast very nicely with my white living room furniture.  However, it has a pretty obvious grain/pattern in the flooring.  I love the colour though and I just wondered if an eingeered hardwood with an obvious grain/pattern is considered modern and is this a good look for a living room in a townhouse? 

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decor_101's picture

thanks for  your suggestions.  I've always been stuck on installing a smooth maple hardwood because I've always liked that type of look.  However, I have cement floors so I have to go with engineered hardwood and I can't find any smooth styles in Torley's flooring that are affordable.  I guess a grain can add interest to a room.  I would just have to get used to it because I've always been stuck on a smooth look.  I was considering Torley's Everest Mahogany.  It's a medium colour with a very obvious grain.

designgirl's picture

We built a house 1 year ago and put in a dark oak hardwood.  I thought oak was "out", but our interior designers told us oak most certainly is not out.  It has an obvious grain (because it's oak of course) and I absolutely LOVE it.  It has a modern look because of the furniture we also placed in our home.  Our home is far from traditional in style.  And so - yes your choice for a dark colour with obvious grain willl be a good one.

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