How to Choose Wood Flooring that Complements Your Fireplace


Selecting the Perfect Wood Flooring to Enhance Your Fireplace

Fall is settling in, and as the air gets crisp, we all start thinking about cozy evenings by the fireplace. But have you ever considered how your wood flooring interacts with that warm hearth in your living room? Selecting the right hardwood that complements your fireplace can elevate your space from nice to simply stunning. Let’s dive in to find out how.

The Classic Approach: Matching Tones

One of the easiest ways to ensure your wood floors and fireplace go well together is by matching tones. If your fireplace has a rich, dark mantle, you might opt for similar shades like Cochran’s fresh live sawn white oak in a darker finish. On the other hand, a light-colored stone fireplace could really synergize with a lighter wood like heart pine.

Playing with Contrast

If you’re a fan of contrast, then embrace it! A dark, slate-gray fireplace could serve as a dramatic backdrop to lighter hardwood floors. Cochran’s has some brand-new collections perfect for this look—like our Mies or Ascetic Collections, which offer one-of-a-kind colors that can’t be matched by any other company.

Material Matters

Are you rocking a brick fireplace, or is it more of a sleek, modern marble? The material of your fireplace can guide your choice in hardwood flooring. For example, a rustic brick fireplace could pair wonderfully with our antique or reclaimed wood flooring options, and our European White Oak hardwood flooring always pairs wonderfully with white marble.

The Finish Line

We can’t ignore the finish—whether it’s matte, glossy, or hand-distressed, Cochran’s offers a range of finishes to tie your room together, from UV-cured urethane, satin urethane, Loba ® Invisible Protect Finish, oil, and many more. Got a polished marble fireplace? Our high-gloss finishes could be the perfect match. If you’re dealing with a more traditional, rugged fireplace, one of Cochran’s hand-distressed finishes is most likely to complement your space.

If you’re intrigued and would like to explore more, don’t hesitate to visit our showroom in historic Berryville, VA (only 50 miles west of Washington D.C), or give us a call at 1(877) 297-8331. Let’s find the perfect hardwood flooring that you’ll be proud to call your own.

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