Pros and Cons of Mismatched Hardwood Flooring Throughout Your Home

mismatched hardwood flooringAre you installing hardwood floors in your home but can’t decide which materials and stains you like best? Or maybe you’ve recently purchased a new house that has preexisting mismatched hardwood flooring? Is this kind of design plan acceptable? This greatly depends on your personal preferences and on the intended use of your home. Whether you’re planning for hardwood floor installation or not, it’s worth speaking with a hardwood flooring specialist about your potential project. To help make the decision easier, here are several pros and cons to using mismatched hardwood flooring in your home.


One of the most obvious positive aspects to having mismatched hardwood flooring is that you have more design freedom. You can tailor each room to suit your specific desires.

Further, if the home in question already has mismatched hardwood flooring that is still in good condition, changing it now can be a great expense. While it would provide more flow throughout your house, only you can determine if the end result is worth the investment of refinishing hardwood floors.


The most important downside associated with having mismatched hardwood flooring throughout your home is the decreased value of your property. Other homeowners may not see the benefit to different colored stains and, therefore, your house will be worth less to them.

Need Help with the Hardwood Flooring in Your Home?

Whether you love or hate mismatched hardwood flooring, speak with a hardwood floor specialist to get the assistance you need. Whatever your project is, Ken’s Custom Floors is here to help make it a reality. For your convenience and satisfaction, we offer a wide variety of flooring services, as well as free in-home estimates. Make sure you visit our website for more information about our company. You can also call (360) 775–2134 to speak with a flooring contractor about scheduling an appointment.

Edited by Justin Vorhees

Hardwood Flooring Specialists

Serving Bellingham, Blaine, Ferndale, Lynden, Everson, Lummi Island, Sudden Valley, Anacortes and all of Whatcom County for over 20 Years