Hardwood is a beautiful, timeless, classic option for flooring. Homeowners love the durability that hardwood offers their floors. Most often hardwood, when cared for properly, will last the lifetime of the home.
When building or remodeling a staircase, homeowners will often desire blending and matching their staircase with their flooring. This can be accomplished in several ways.
Choose the same species of lumber and use the same stain for the flooring and stair parts. Keeping the materials the same will give your home a seamless look.
Choose to coordinate only one or two stair parts to match your floor exactly. You don’t have to match everything to get a cohesive look. Try staining your treads and handrail to match your floors and mix with painted balusters and risers.
Another option is to use iron balusters. Stain your handrail and treads to match the hardwood of your floors. Add iron balusters to enhance beauty and allow yourself more options when designing your staircase.
If you want to add carpet, but still want the seamless transition from floor to stairs, you may want to choose a runner. A runner will give you enough carpet, but will also keep each end of the treads exposed.
For a more modern look, you can try cable railing. A popular contemporary trend is to mix natural hardwoods with metals. This will instantly transform your staircase into a modern masterpiece while still maintaining the beauty and warmth of the natural wood.
There are no right or wrong answers when trying to match your stair parts to your hardwood floors. Each and every homeowner has their own style and what they create is very unique. The most important thing in home design is that you, the homeowner, love your home. So, don’t be discouraged or afraid that you may be making the wrong design decision. But if you do need help, we are happy to guide you through this process. Our experts can help you achieve your desired results creating a beautiful staircase that enhances your beautiful home.
Article by Amber Burkhart
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