Colonial architecture, popularized in the 1600s, has continued to be prevalent in the United States ever since. With symmetrical aspects throughout, such as shuttered windows, dormers, columns, and chimneys, this rather formal style can be found throughout America. However, it’s not just the outside aesthetic that characterizes this style of home.
In this article, we’ll show you some of our options for flooring in your Colonial style home.
Wood flooring is a staple and almost a must when it comes to decorating your Colonial home. The oaky and warm colors greatly compliment the often-light colored accents of this olf-fashioned style. Luckily, there isn’t a hard-and-fast rule to use dark or light colored wood, so the brightness and color of the stain are totally up to you to decide. Virtually any of our hardwood options would work, but we recommend looking into our South Beach Sapelli or European Oak Valence.
Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring
To achieve the classic look of hardwood flooring, but with a lighter touch and different feel, consider our many Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring options. This completely waterproof material is perfect for homes with young children as it provides a safer surface for playing and spills without giving up the beautiful aesthetic of classic hardwood flooring. We offer a huge amount of stains and colors, but we would recommend staying in the medium-tones for your Colonial home. So, consider our Bone Floors Tramonto or the Bone Floors Giallo.
Laminate flooring provides a similar look as hardwood and luxury vinyl plank flooring at an economical price. This scratch resistant surface is also a great option for busy houses with children or pets that want to get the traditional and timeless looks of the American Colonial home. Just as with the luxury vinyl plank flooring, we have a wide variety of colors and stains, but we recommend that you choose something in the medium-tones to better compliment the light accents in your Colonial interior. We recommend looking into our Kaindl Villagio Hickory Chelsea or SFLI Floors Marabella Vintage Gold.
Colonial homes typically have hardwood flooring or a lookalike throughout the home, but the many homeowners opt for tile flooring in the kitchen for a different look. This is where you can really use your creativity to add personalization to the look and feel of your Colonial home. For help on where to start, check out our Daltile Heathland Ashland and Sonoma Valley for ideas and inspiration.
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