One of the most common problems we see in a home remodel, especially a remodel of an older home, is how to match the beautiful hardwood flooring many older homes have with the next generation of flooring options. If you are struggling with how to match your hardwood floors with modern bamboo flooring, we have some tips for you.
First, Match Widths
One of the most common mistakes made by selecting new flooring is that the widths of the flooring you selected don’t match your existing hardwood floors. This makes your space look choppy and mismatched. New flooring tends to be wider because wider boards are on trend and make a room look bigger. However, older hardwood floor planks were narrower. You need to match widths between old and new flooring as closely as possible.
Next, Match Heights
If you are trying to get a seamless look between old and new flooring, the flooring material needs to be the same height. If it isn’t, you may need to add some height to the subfloor before your new bamboo flooring can be placed.
What About Colors?
Bamboo flooring comes in so many different colors, most homeowners don’t have a problem with color matching. What they do have a problem with is matching the grain of the woods. Bamboo flooring is manufactured, so you need to make sure the grain of the bamboo flooring and the grain of your hardwood flooring is a match. If they aren’t, your floors will look pieced together. This can be difficult, because bamboo flooring has a very uniform grain pattern, while traditional hardwood flooring differs in the grain from plank to plank.
When you are looking for information on picking a great new floor for your house, you need to think about us. Give Flooring.org a call today at 800-689-9006.
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