Rustic wood floors offer more interest and attraction than polished or traditional wood floors, and used in any setting, they can help enhance and highlight the decor. The following 7 rustic wood floors design ideas can give you an idea of just what’s possible with these unique floors.

Rustic Wood Flooring Design Ideas

1. Light Flooring

Rustic floors don’t need to be dark to make a statement. These light-colored floors show off their saw marks and patina more easily than a darker wood floor would. They also help prevent the room from looking too dark with the large amount of natural wood furniture in use. Instead, they help create a midpoint in the colors of the design, as well as a lot of character and interest.

2. Rich Contrast Rustic Wood Floors

This kitchen features two different colors of painted cabinetry. The cabinets are in a very traditional style with modern pulls, so the floor needs to add some contrast in order to bring the design together. This rustic floor has a rich patina and a lot of saw and wear marks that help highlight the more traditional cabinets and make the kitchen more interesting. 

3. Rich Golden Tones Rustic Wood Floors

The deep-colored cabinets in this kitchen help give it a warm glow that the floor needs to complement. The rustic wood floor complements the color of the shaker cabinets, but without making the room too dark. At the same time, it has plenty of color variation and character, so the room gets a boost of interest and subtle detail. While a solid-colored floor might match the cabinets, this would be too homogeneous; the multi-colored rustic floor adds life to the room instead.

4. Wide Planks Rustic Wood Flooring

Wide plank wood floors can help provide not only a more rustic appearance for homes, they also help give a more quiet and subtle appearance as well. While a narrow plank appears busy with the many different grain patterns, tones, and strips of wood, a wide plank floor is quieter with space for each plank to have its own personality without competing with those around it. This can be ideal in a home that has a lot of other rustic wood accents, so there’s less competition for the eye.

5. Color and Texture Contrast

This bathroom features a lot of white carrara marble, as well as some light-colored cabinets and fixtures. A light colored floor would wash out the room, making the design fall flat. By adding this rich, dark, rustic wood floor instead the rest of the colors and textures in the room get highlighted by contrast. The floor itself has plenty to look at as well, with its many saw and nail marks still visible. 

6. Quiet Warmth Rustic Wood Floors

Living rooms, family rooms, and other areas where people tend to gather to relax need to have a floor that can matches the space. A richly colored rustic wood floor that has a lot of personality and grain can make an excellent addition to these spaces. The color is inviting and warm, while the grain adds visual texture and interest. The matte finish of the planks helps keep the floor more accessible looking as well, rather than highly polished and formal.

7. Open Space Design Rustic Wood Flooring

Many homes today have wide open spaces that use the same flooring throughout a level. So, when choosing a flooring, you want something that will work well in all settings, enhancing and adding just the right amount of color and contrast to the home. This rustic wood floor strikes the perfect note in a home with a lot of white and light colors and natural sunlight. The patina and saw marks are clearly visible, without making the floor so dark that it adds too much contrast to the room.

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Matt Greenfield is an experienced writer specializing in home improvement topics. He has a passion for educating and empowering homeowners to make informed decisions about their properties. Matt's writing focuses on a range of topics, including windows, flooring, HVAC, and construction materials. With a background in construction and home renovation, Matt is well-versed in the latest trends and techniques in the industry. His articles offer practical advice and expert insights that help readers tackle their home improvement projects with confidence. Whether you're a DIY enthusiast or a seasoned professional, Matt's writing is sure to provide valuable guidance and inspiration.

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