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The many different textures in flooring.

Posted: Friday, June 21, 2013

Who ever said that choosing flooring is easy? If you choose a good-quality product, your flooring will last you for many years, so there should be no surprise that this is not an easy decision to make. From color, to type of flooring (vinyl, hardwood, etc.) to plank size, there are countless decisions you should make before you plop down the cash on your investment. But have you ever considered the different textures in flooring? Chances are this is one area of you might have overlooked, most likely because you didn’t even realize there were options.

Well, there are options, and unless you know about them, you’re cheating yourself out of finding the perfect flooring for your space. Don’t worry. Fast Floors is here to help.

Introducing the different textures in flooring

Matte. What, you thought that was just for photographs? Matte is also used in flooring that looks like untreated wood. It’s good for all spaces, and gives your flooring a more natural finish.

High gloss. If you have a small room that needs to somehow look larger, using high gloss texture can help, because the way this finish reflects light. It’s ideal for more elegant spaces.

Weathered. Also known as distressed, this type of flooring is great for the rustic, woodsy look. If you like grains, woodworm and all the beauty found in natural flaws, than the weathered/distressed look will strike your fancy.

Smooth. If you just cringed after reading the description for weathered flooring, then you’re probably a better candidate for smooth texture, which creates a polished look, rather than the flawed look of a distressed texture.

There are, of course, other textures available, so many, in fact, that you can get overwhelmed. But start with these basic, more popular choices first. You’ll likely find the texture you’re looking for here, and if not, you can begin to branch out to other potential textures.