Rustic Style Flooring
Rustic style floors are a simple way to update and add a bit of elegance and sophistication to any type of home decorum. From bedrooms, bathrooms dining areas or any room in the house, the rustic style flooring can be used to accent any style home. It works well in a country chic home, with its mixture of collectibles, soft color palettes and mixed patterns. It can also be the center point in a Mediterranean style décor, spotlighting the rich, vibrant hues and warm terra cotta coloring of that region. Regardless of a home’s style, whether it leans towards a modern aesthetic, contemporary, traditional or an eclectic mixture, there is a rustic style flooring available to suit all lifestyles and budgets.
Many of the rustic flooring are made from reclaimed wood and recycled lumber. Renowned for its quality, low moisture content, which prevents wood shrinkage, its high ring count and high grade, it is a particular favorite choice of homeowners and home builders. In addition, because this type of wood retains much of its original markings and its “character,” many buyers find this to be an added bonus when using wood.
Antique wood is also a type of wood used to achieve the rustic style floor. This wood is noted for its beautiful, aged patina, which is the surface appearance of the wood. Because of natural aging, the wood oxidizes on the surface, thereby creating its unique coloring.
There are many options of wood coloring, style and surfaces to choose from. Some of the options used for this spectacular, hardy flooring are distressed oak, which is ordinarily a blend of reclaimed oaks. This wood ranges from light to medium brown with minimum patina and very little patina. With plank oak flooring, comes more of a rich, dark coffee patina, with a somewhat textured surface. Oak is a wood sought after for its strength, durability, and beautiful aging.
Other popular options are the rustic pine flooring. There is the yellow pine, whose coloring ranges from light and medium brown to dark brown. Unlike the oak, this wood has maximum patina as well as character and features a very distinguishable grain pattern. Many individuals enjoy this particular rustic style in kitchens and entertainment rooms because of its “weathered character.”
White pine flooring ranges in color from light to amber-gold, off set with knotted patterns. It has maximum character and medium patina and over time takes on a warmer, richer hue. Not only is it perfect for a true country chic vibe, but brightens up any decorum. Maple flooring is often used as an alternative to oak and pine. This beautiful wood is usually very pale and bright. This rustic styled wood can be used in the bedroom, formal dining room or even a foyer, as a means to create light, depth and openness.