What Kind of Flooring Do You Need to Create a Proper Formal Room?

Cortney Lindquist

For many people, formal is still important. Even though as a society we have opted for more of a casual feel with most things in life, some people still prefer formal.

If you want to have a room with a formal feel where you can host formal dinner parties and other similar events, there’s a lot one can do to make a room feel more formal, particularly related to the flooring, which can have a significant impact on the overall style of the room.

Hardwood Flooring Helps Make a Formal Room

We believe hardwood floors are always the best option for formal dining rooms. They are a timeless classic, and they give a more stylish and high-class appearance than other options such as parquet. They can evoke Enlightenment and Victorian Era settings, which are perfect for formal occasions.

Additionally, hardwood floors of any type add resale value, so if you’re ever looking to sell your home, they can help you get what your house truly deserves.

When choosing the hardwood flooring for a formal room, the ever-popular red oak or white oak are always good choices. Whatever you choose, once you select the species that’s right for you, the most important part is done.

However, you still need to worry about other details like color. Dark colors are ideal for high-end, formal looks, which is why we suggest you opt for dark-colored hardwood floors if that’s the look you’re after.

You also need to consider the method used in cutting the wood. And the size of the planks used (i.e., the width and length of the boards) is important, as well.

Whatever you choose, you can create a formal dining room that’s uniquely yours and equally beautiful.

formal dining room inline photo

Don’t Worry About the Trends if Formal Is What You Want

We’re well aware that formal rooms have gone out of style to some extent, but trends come and go, and many homeowners are still interested in preserving some older traditions and customs. Some people will always prefer the timeless look of formal settings.

Even if you have less-formal or more-rustic styles of flooring in other parts of your home, there are still plenty of ways you can incorporate hardwood flooring into a formal dining room. Visit our showroom or give us a call, so we can help you achieve the look you desire.

Inline photo courtesy of denisbin via license.

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