Whether you’re removing part of the existing flooring in your home or part of the floor has been damaged and you need to replace it with a new piece, there are a few ways to match new and old hardwood floors. One of the ways to begin matching hardwood floors is to start with the basic details of the floor. If necessary, remove the edge of the flooring, installing a new edge that is a similar color that will match the rest of the floor.
If there is an abundance of natural light in your home, then you might notice that your hardwood floors have faded. This is common whether it’s hardwood or carpet but is often seen more on hardwoods, especially those that are darker colors. Instead of trying to match the entire floor with a new color, try to find a lighter color that matches that area that has faded. Get a few samples of the colors that closely blend with the faded tones so that you can see which one works the best in your home. The color likely won’t be exact, but when there are rugs, lamps, furniture, and other decorations in the room, the lighter shades usually won’t be noticed.
After searching for some time trying to find hardwood flooring to match the existing color that you have, you might need to get a basic color that can be stained to match what’s already on the floor. You can usually have a custom color mixed if you can take a sample of the existing floor. If there are two different shades of hardwood flooring leading from one room in your home to another, then consider molding that is placed along the division of each room. This will create two different spaces with two different colors of flooring instead of seeing one large floor with different shades.