Hardwood is one of the most classic and elegant looks you can choose for your home. It looks great with just about any architectural style from a charming Craftsman bungalow to a more contemporary home. From mahogany to oak, beautiful hardwood floors complete the look of any home. One of the things that makes hardwood such a fantastic choice is the variety of style options available.


At Brenner Floors in Golden Valley, we’ve been installing beautiful hardwood floors for nearly a century. We’ve put together this guide to choosing the best hardwood flooring look for your home.


1.      Understand the Options.

When it comes to hardwood, there are plenty of options available. You can choose from prefinished or unfinished hardwood that we can stain to match your home’s desired look.


Stain your floors so that their natural look is visible. Or choose a shade of stain from light to extremely dark. We can also install engineered hardwood flooring or laminate flooring.


2.      Consider Your Home’s Architectural Style.

If you’ve got exotic wood floors in your home, like teak or mahogany, it’s a good idea to preserve the natural look of the wood instead of staining them. Staining them can detract from their natural beauty.


Victorian homes frequently feature more ornate flooring options like parquet and inlays in the style of the period. If you live in a simple ranch home, you might go with a classic look for your floors.


3.      Match Your Interior Design Look.

Dark hardwood stains can give your home a dramatic, bold look. Dark stains also work well to camouflage discolorations from a life well lived. If your decorative tastes tend toward the minimalist, however, you might consider something more natural.


4.      Consider Inlays and Decorative Trim.

A border can be an elegant addition to any hardwood floor. Medallions are also a popular option that can stand out.


One of the most popular medallion looks is the compass, but custom looks like a Celtic knot or anchor are also popular choices. Parquet is another stunning feature that can offset a section of an open plan.


Minneapolis Hardwood Floor Installation Services

A beautiful new hardwood floor completely changes the look of your home. Whether you’re installing new hardwood or restaining your existing flooring, we can help.


With all of the options available, the sky’s the limit when it comes to designing the look of your floors. Visit our hardwood flooring gallery to check out our past projects and then, contact us or call us at 763-595-9151 to for your free estimate.