How to choose a floor? Free ArtFloors floor samples will help you.

2022-12-28 12:00:00

The color of the floor has a very significant impact on the arrangement of space. Its choice is crucial because the floor is a structural element of the interior that is rarely changed. The transformation of wall colors and furniture replacement are much easier to carry out without problems. The shade of the floor largely determines the final effect of arrangement work. It is worth paying proper attention to it. At ArtFloors, we are well aware of this, which is why we send free full-size samples of our layered oak floors to people interested in them upon request.

How the floor looks in reality

The perception of floor colors that we see in catalogs online may not be fully reliable. The visual perception of individual shades may differ, among other things, depending on the color calibration on the monitor screen. Ordering samples of a layered floor solves this problem in a simple way. It allows you to take a close look at the color of the board and get a direct tactile impression of its texture. Moreover, thanks to the samples, you don't have to make a quick decision under time pressure, which often happens in flooring stores. You can observe the boards in the room for as long as you need, giving yourself the opportunity for calm deliberation. This significantly minimizes the risk of making the wrong choice. The sample best reflects the advantages of a floor made of natural wood - its unique texture, grain pattern, and color. The sample is a part of the floor, so it has all its real features and properties.

Floor color and lighting

Light affects color perception. In a well-lit room with sunlight, cool tones may appear warmer. Warm tones are additionally emphasized and illuminated. It is believed that in rooms with little natural light, the use of a dark floor is not recommended. However, this is not an ironclad rule. Dark flooring can work well in poorly lit rooms, for example, when you want to create a cozy, boudoir-style bedroom. In a room with little natural light, a light-colored floor can create a brightening effect and visually enlarge the room. The arrangement gains lightness and freshness. It is worth remembering that the floor requires proper protection so that it does not change color under the influence of light. Properly selected varnish or UV oil protects against this.

Floor color and furniture

Thanks to the samples, matching the floor color to the furniture is possible both when we already have furniture at home and when we will be choosing it in a store or from a carpenter. Combining different wood shades requires great sensitivity. Sometimes, the mismatch of two color tones seems obvious, even when we don't see them directly next to each other. However, it happens that to properly assess the situation, it is necessary to look at both patterns at the same time, comparing them to each other. The floor and furniture are often matched by contrast. Light furniture looks good with dark floors. The difference in shades doesn't have to be very large. Often, 2-3 tons are sufficient for a good effect. Light floors provide an attractive background for darker furniture. When the floor contrasts with bold walls, a safe solution is to choose furniture shades similar to the color of the planks.

Combining two types of flooring

A popular solution for homes or apartments is to use two types of flooring, usually wood and ceramic tiles. Using flooring samples allows verification of whether the chosen materials really match each

other. This helps avoid mistakes, such as combining richly patterned wood with patterned tile. Seeing the patterns of both floors in person makes it much easier to achieve the desired balance. It is not only important to be able to see the color of the floor in person, but also its texture. It is not necessary to match the colors of the floors. On the contrary, combinations based on contrasts can look very interesting. When combining wood flooring and wood-like tiles (often used in bathrooms), it is advisable to choose materials with as similar colors as possible. It is particularly important to match the wood pattern and its imitation on the tiles.

ArtFloors flooring samples

ArtFloors' layered wooden flooring samples are free of charge. We also do not charge for their shipping, which is done via DPD courier. The waiting time for samples is up to 4 business days from the time of placing an order (1-2 business days from the time of sending). All patterns are available immediately. You can order free samples of our floors on this website.

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