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Avoid the Shoulda, Wooda, Coulda Trap with This Fun Way to See Your Wood Floor before You Install It

Foyer with New Wood Floor Installed
Just upload a photo of your room and change the wood floor with a click.

At SVB Wood Floors, we’ve noticed that one of the biggest fears homeowners have about installing wood floors is choosing the type of wood, the stain, and the finish. Wouldn’t it be great if you could see what the floor would look like before you decide? You can! Wait till you see this cool new tool on the NWFA (National Wood Flooring Association) website. It’s called Design a Room and it’s an invaluable tool for choosing your wood floor confidently.

Visit the Gallery

First, we recommend visiting the gallery where you can choose a style of room as a sample. Choose a living room, bedroom, kitchen or hallway. This handy tool lets you change the wall color and the flooring to get a feel for how the two complement each other. You’ll be amazed at the different moods you can create with just these two main elements. Play around until you figure out some of your favorites. Then move on to the more personalized section.

Upload Your Own Photo

This is the really fun part. Take a digital photo of your room. Then upload it to the website. There is a small fee for processing and preparation. Give them about 24 hours (on working days) and they will send you a text or email (your choice) to let you know your photo is ready. Now you can take your favorite floor and paint colors and see what they will look like in YOUR room. Experience the effect of different wood species, qualities and patterns in your personal room situation. No question will be left unanswered. You’ll see how it looks with your furniture, rugs, shades, etc. – no surprises.

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Wood Floor Design Choices Galore

When it comes to wood floors, there are a lot of choices, but this tool lets you see what they’ll look like. Choose from 19 different species in 48 different colors. You can even change the angle of the boards from 0 to 45 to 90 to 135 degrees. You can even change the width of the boards. Trust us, you’ll have fun experimenting with all of the choices. But, best of all, you’ll feel confident about your final choices and love the finished product.

SVB Offers a Free In-Home Design Consultation

At SVB Wood Floors, we love making customers happy. Don’t worry. This tool is not a replacement for our free in-home wood floor design consultation. It just helps you narrow down your options so you already have a feel for what you want and what you don’t. We still come to your home and walk you through your options. From wood type to stain color to plank width, we’ll make sure you end up with the wood floor of your dreams.

If you have any questions about wood floor refinishing, repair, or installation, feel free to call SVB Wood Floors at (913) 213-5187 or (816) 965-8655.

 

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