Bamboo Flooring: Dark Vs Light

Bamboo Flooring: Dark Vs Light

This entry was posted on July 22, 2014 by chris elliott

Bamboo flooring is mainly available in two colours: natural and carbonised. Natural bamboo flooring is the natural colour of bamboo and is pale in appearance. Carbonised bamboo flooring has been smoked to offer a darker, coffee coloured effect. Although these are the main two colours of bamboo flooring, stains and finishes can be added to achieve different colours, such as white, black or chocolate.

Bamboo Flooring- Dark Vs Light

When deciding which colour to have in your room it is important to think about the size of the room and the décor, as light and dark flooring can offer completely different appearances. Light coloured flooring can help to make a room look bigger and brighter, whereas dark flooring can provide a brilliant contrast against a light décor to offer a more modern appearance. A slight disadvantage of dark flooring is that it does show up dirt and dust more than a lighter option.


The size and décor of the room

It is important to think about the visual effect that the colour of flooring can have on a room. If you have a smaller sized room then you may want to consider a lighter colour of bamboo flooring as it can help to make the room look bigger. Similarly, a darker style of bamboo flooring can make a larger room look smaller. Another consideration is the style of room or existing décor and furniture that you have. Darker floors can create a modern look by offering a contrast against light coloured interiors, or they can complement a warm colour palate to provide a cosy and more rustic feel to a room. On the other hand, a lighter coloured floor can provide a more traditional feel and usually works well with any décor or colour scheme. Remember that darker coloured floors will make the room look darker so if there is little or no natural light in the space you are thinking of, it may be advisable to opt for a lighter coloured floor to provide a more bright and airy space.

Bamboo 32. Carbonised vertical room shot

Bamboo 32. Natural vertical room shot