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Specialty Design Elements


You can create a unique look with simple upgrades such as borders, medallions, distressing, painting floors, mixed media and staining.

 Border
 
 Medallion
 
 Mixed Media

Borders create a frame effect. They can incorporate multiple wood species, stone, marble, brass, stainless steel, nickel and other metals.

Medallions are installed in the main field of the floor. They can incorporate multiple wood species, stone, metal and leather. Medallions also can be routed into existing floors.

Distressing offers an antiqued appearance. Hand-scraping is the most-common distressing technique used to achieve a worn look.

Painted floors transform an ordinary wood floor into something unique. Features such as borders or other design elements can be added and sanded off later.

Mixed media mixes wood with other materials. A marble and wood foyer makes a dramatic entryway, while brushed nickel accents in your kitchen wood floor could showcase your appliances.

Staining can give your existing wood floors an entirely new look very affordably. Light, medium and dark stains transform your floors without replacement.


 

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