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Wood Flooring Tricks for Small Spaces

There are a number of things that can help make a room larger than it actually is, so here are a few helpful tips.

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Colour

Light colours reflect natural light, giving the illusion of space, and there is a wide variety of light-coloured wood flooring available. White-washed or grey are trending in 2018; light oak is very popular as is white limed oak.

Simple

Don’t go mad with busy patterns: keep your floor choice simple and don’t attract the eye down to the floor. Don’t choose flooring which displays a wide range of colouration from plank to plank, as this will make the floor look too busy and make the room a little claustrophobic.

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Planks

Surprisingly, wider planks will make your room seem more spacious as they have fewer seams and therefore fewer lines. Another tip for creating the illusion of space is to use long wide plank flooring from https://www.woodfloorwarehouse.ie/engineered-flooring/long-wide-plank.html, placing the planks parallel to the longest wall of the room, thus expanding the space visually. Absurdly, it also works by doing the opposite – by using shorter boards it makes you think the room is longer.

Declutter

Keep as much of the floor as possible visible and not covered with furniture and rugs. This will make the room look much bigger. Buy sofas and chairs that have feet and are not right down to the ground. This allows light into the room, creating the feeling of space. Use mirrors and glass tables, as this will also reflect more light.