How To Choose The Right Wood Floor For Your Home

With all the varied designs, species and colours of wood floors on the market, choosing the right one for your home can be a little challenging. Flooring has a big effect on the overall look of your home. It should incorporate your style, personality and blend with the kind of furniture you have.

Here’s what you need to keep in mind to get the right wood floor for your home:

Floor plans

The first thing you need to remember when you’re at the store is your floor plan. It’s important to know what area you will install the wood flooring so you can choose the right kind of texture and colour. Wood floors cost more than many other types of flooring, due to it’s high-quality and long-lasting attributes which will be a great investment for your home.


Keep in mind that the darker the wood, the more formal it looks. If you are aiming for a more casual and comfortable vibe for your home, choosing a dark wood floor is a big mistake. Ebony floors are great for offices or if you have dogs in your home.


Grain from the wood gives pattern and texture to the overall look of your home. The more visible the grain is, the more natural it looks. For homes, light coloured woods are safer and forgiving from any scratches it may receive from your dog’s claws!.


The length and width of the wood chosen will play a big role in how your flooring will look. The wider the piece, the more luxurious it looks. It takes a big tree to produce a plank that’s 11-foot in length which is much more expensive than smaller ones.


With wood flooring, you get what you pay for. If you are worried about how long hardwood floors last, choose an engineered-wood floor. It has a nice thick piece of real wood on top which allows you to re-stain it if you want to re-do your home.

Apart from making your home elegant and durable, hardwood floors can last up to 25 years or if maintained properly, it can last a lifetime. Part of how long it will last is also based on the installation itself. That’s why it’s important to hire experienced installers and refinisher to ensure that it is well taken care of.

Want to know where to shop and hire? Fit My Floor provides a wide range of high-quality wood floors. From light, medium and dark floors depending on your needs and preferences. Moreover, we will provide you expert installers to ensure the quality of your flooring. Get in touch with us through 01633 271260 or email your enquiries at