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Elegant Entries: Classy Floors for Your Foyer

They say you don’t get a second opportunity to make a first impression. What is the foyer or entry room in your home or business saying when people enter for the first time? If you’re not a fan of the the impression you’re leaving, maybe it’s time to change it, by changing the floor.

What to Know About Classy Flooring Options 

Nothing Is Classier than Hardwood Flooring

If you’re trying to give the foyer in your home or office a sense of class and elegance, you can’t go wrong with hardwood flooring. For There are multiple ways to create a classy entrance with a unique touch. Changing the color of the wood, for example, will change the way the size of the room is perceived. Darker wood will make the room appear to be larger, which can go a long way in making the entire operation appear to be grander than it is. Hardwood floors also instill the room with a sense of history and legacy. When combined, the foyer is no longer the first room your guests enter; it is now a portal to another time, or to a place where you control the parameters. The opportunities don’t end there, either. If you’re concerned about appearing too aloof, installing  softer hardwood, such as pine, which is a lighter color, is a great way to make the room seem more homey and inviting. Hardwood flooring is also associated with authenticity, making it an ideal option for many businesses in Nashville.

Ceramic Tiling Calls Back to a More Elegant Age

If hardwood flooring isn’t an option for you, or you’re trying to give a less rustic impression, ceramic tiles may be what you are looking for. Much like hardwood flooring, the customization is endless. Beyond that, however, ceramic tiles call back to the civilized ages of ancient Rome and or Greece. It can be a great way of calling back to those eras, even if your customers might not be aware of it on a conscious level. Ceramic tiles are probably the lowest maintenance flooring materials on the market, so if one of your requirements for a foyer flooring material is something that can handle the elements for a long time, ceramic tiles might be the material you’re looking for. Ceramic tiles do not require a lot of effort to install, either, but it’s something the professionals here at Ozburn-Hessey can help you with. 

Bamboo Flooring: Time for Something Exotic

If neither hardwood flooring or ceramic tiling is what you’re looking for, maybe you want something more extoic. Bamboo flooring has many of the same qualities as hardwood flooring, but you do lose some of the versatility. The trade-off is bamboo gives off a specific vibe, a feeling of the exotic. It can be ideal in the foyer for certain businesses because it sets the mood for your customers. Bamboo is also one of the most eco-friendly flooring options, since bamboo trees grow about twice as fast as regular hardwood trees. 

The foyer is the first place the guests will see, so it needs to be something impactful. By using the versatility afforded by hardwood flooring or ceramic tiles, or by installing an expotic option, such as bamboo flooring, you’re sure to impress whomever is visiting, and if not, then it’s time to talk to the professionals here at Ozburn-Hessey.

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