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Do you have a small space in your home that seems crowded and unappealing? Did you know that new flooring could make that space look bigger and more inviting? New flooring has a huge impact on how yourself and visitors view the space!

Here are four professional tips on how to choose the right flooring for small spaces.

dark laminate floors

1. Opt for Dark Flooring

We’ve all heard the myth that dark colors minimize the appearance of whatever they are paired with. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth when it comes to the flooring in your home. When you pair a dark floor with the correct tones throughout a room, you will experience a depth of space that would have otherwise been missing. Dark colored hardwood and laminate are on trend right now, so there’s no better time to renovate with a fantastic espresso colored floor.

diagonal wood flooring

2. Try Out Diagonal Floors

Whether you’re using carpet, laminate, vinyl, tile, or hardwood, placing it diagonally is a great idea if you want to maximize the space. Since the wide part of the diagonal pattern faces you when you walk into a room, your brain draws the eyes to the largest space, which gives it a wider feel. This is an illusion of the mind, and it is one that you should certainly use to your advantage.

3. Pick Large Tiles and Wide Planks

If you’re renovating a small space, consider the large tiles and wide planks. These styles give off the impression that the size of the room is larger than it actually is. It just so happens that plank flooring is one of the biggest trends right now, so it is easily accessible and often affordable. If you are using large tiles, be sure that the grout line is as minimized as possible to keep the illusion. The same goes for carpeting as well! Using a style of carpeting that is made of a large pattern throughout will do wonders for the space. Especially in comparison to sticking with a solid color from one wall to the other.

living room flooring

4. Free up the Floor Space

It goes without saying that clutter makes a room look much smaller. Free up some of the floor space with storage solutions along the wall, such as floating shelves. If there is a television in the room, consider installing a wall mount instead of a entertainment center on the floor. This little things can really make a difference when it comes to how a room feels!
 
Are you inspired to spruce up a small room in your house?
 
Dalton flooring has been doing business as a Carpet and Flooring store in Southgate for 40 years and now we have a new location in Rochester Hills, MI. Whether you visit our store or choose to have samples brought to your home for a “Free In-Home Estimate” we have a range of flooring designs and products to help you achieve your desired goals. 
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