Custom hardwood can radically elevate the character of virtually any room. It looks greater in a wide range of applications, including flooring, paneling, and trim. Most custom hardwood services fall into one of five categories.
A unique pattern on a hardwood surface can make a room instantly interesting. Herringbone patterns are among the most common, and they can add verve to a room that might otherwise look too plain. People also make rooms look more playful with jigsaw patterns. You can even integrate ornate medallions into the flooring with contrasting hardwood colors.
One of the most complex forms of custom hardwood work is the inlay. Typically, an inlay includes pictures or lettering. For example, a business might use inlays on tables on floors for branding purposes. You might include your company's logo in an inlay to make an instant impression whenever anyone enters a particular room. Complex patterns also make for exciting inlays, especially in small areas like entryways.
Hardwood panels can be statement pieces in nearly all rooms. You can install them along the bottoms of walls, an especially good idea if a room lacks windows or other features that might make it interesting. Panels can also provide a sense of direction by lining hallways. You can alternate panel designs to up the visual interest level, too.
The right hardwood materials can provide amazing accents in all kinds of rooms. If you have a small room that needs to up its game, hardwood flooring can provide a superb accent. Similarly, hardwood trims will look impressive. People even use custom hardwood to create furniture. The right set of chairs can be an amazing accent piece in a kitchen, for example. Tables, cupboards, and cabinets also can accent rooms.
Particularly if you have an open floor design in a building, installing borders with visual cues can make a difference. One type of custom hardwood can meet another to form a border. There could be a particular pattern on one side and a different one on the other.
Some people also use simple and straight lines to create borders. For example, you could have a perpendicular line at the border of a room. Even using the same materials, people will see the difference in the direction of the grain. This will give a room a sense of delineation, especially if other features in the room don't strongly mark boundaries.