The Surprising Benefits of Dark Wood Flooring

Most of us prefer our homes light and airy, opting for brighter shades as opposed for dark classical colours. This is especially true when it comes to our floors, with a honey toned oak flooring being popular rather than dark walnut wood. This is not surprising, as it goes with everything and creates a friendly and warming look. But does dark wood compare? Let’s have a look at some benefits of dark wood flooring and see if we change your mind…

Easier Maintenance

Now we know wood floor lovers go for looks above practicality, however we do need to look at how we are going to keep our gorgeous wood floors in tip top condition and as good as the day we bought it. The interesting thing is that dark wood flooring is actually much better at maintaining than lighter colours, since it is better at hiding dirt and scratches than a lighter wood. This not only means it stays newer looking for longer, but also means you can get away with not sweeping and mopping as frequently as you might with a lighter coloured wood.


There is nothing better than a bit of tradition sometimes, and dark wood flooring is guaranteed to give you this. It really gives off a grand look that will make a lasting impression on your guests. It also shows off the wood’s natural imperfections beautifully, as well as contrasting well with lighter furniture and walls. Offering a bold statement!

Brings proportion to larger spaces

If you’re lucky to have a large space and sometimes wished it didn’t look quite so big, then dark wood flooring is for you. It brings proportion to larger spaces, due to the fact is absorbs more light, helping the room feel smaller without actually taking away from the space.

Less likely to fade

The last thing we want to do is to spend our savings on a new flooring to then find it fades in sunlight after a couple of years. Luckily dark wood flooring is much less likely to fade over time, therefore looking newer for longer, which means better value for money, ideal!