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Jun102011

Reader request - black floors

Molly wrote us last month with a request to see photos of black floors. I think black floors are HOT, and one day, when I do not have 7 cats, I shall have black floors somewhere in my home. (Interestingly, most of these are from Scandinavian websites).

Douglas Hill
Elle Interiör
Hus & Hem
Dos Family
Bolig Magasinet
Folio
Guido Barbagelata
Hus & Hem
Lonny
The New York Times
Oak Management
Reinboth
Sköna hem
west chin architect
Sköna hem
Hus & Hem

Vårt Nya Hem Piet Boon
Mixr Bolig Magasinet

Reader Comments (22)

I love that Douglas Hill bathroom...amazing!

10 Jun 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLauren

Beautiful; that Douglas Hill photo is my favorite, too. I must admit though that I have black honed granite countertops in my kitchen and dang--they are like a dramatic backdrop for every crumb and speck of dust. Still, I love the look....

10 Jun 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjennie

Besides amazingly attractive, dark floors hide scuffs well (although dust and dust bunnies do like to make a more noticeable appearance!

10 Jun 2011 | Unregistered Commenterthemodernsybarite

ahhhhhh!!! a cat on the last one!!!!! love the black wood flooring btw.... and like you i have to kill my 2 cats before having one of those floors...so sad!!! ;))

10 Jun 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCez

Ahhhhh! Black floors show every speck of dirt imaginable! Ditto for black counters! When I moved into my new apartment I was smitten with the black floors and tile counter in the kitchen, until I realized how hard the upkeep was.

10 Jun 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca

We have a black floor in our bedroom in our weekend house (not my choice)- I hate it. It shows the slightest amount of dust and ALWAYS looks dirty. I have awhile floor in the bathroom ( my choice) and even that looks cleaner than the black. I would never recommend it unless you can afford for someone to come in and clean every day, twice!

10 Jun 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGeorgia

Those are gorgeous photos!

I painted the floors in my house's upper level black. I'd like to think they're in keeping with the age (1905). The original pine planks were painted burgundy and mustard yellow and had linoleum "carpets".

I have to vacuum twice a week, though.. thank goodness my dog doesn't shed. :P

10 Jun 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

Check out black floor in my kitchen... http://www.116peter.com/photos

I renovated the house myself as I am contractor... So far no dirt issue...

10 Jun 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAli-Cat

one of the most beautiful and impractical ideas i've seen i a while. sorry, but for me, function is just as important as form. still... wow!

10 Jun 2011 | Unregistered Commenterpolish chick

I love black floors, even though the color black always seems like such a risk it can make such an impact if you have the guts!

10 Jun 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkatrina

Love them. I love dark dark wood without red tones. So classy

10 Jun 2011 | Unregistered Commentercarissa

As long as you get some natural light, otherwise it is way too depressing.

Don't do it! Looks good for a nanosecond then dust ruins the look!!!

11 Jun 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

I love it!!! The trick is it has to have some gloss in it, it will reflect light.

11 Jun 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLuciana

So beautiful; each photo makes me long for black floors. However, I already have a black table, and a cat, so...

11 Jun 2011 | Unregistered Commentertopaz

The one bathroom with the tub in the floor looks super creepy. Like a film set straight out of Saw. O_O

11 Jun 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRelatable Style

I have black countertops in my kitchen just as some of the posters above me. DO NOT DO IT! Black shows every crumb, dust speck and hair. It needs daily upkeep. Can't imagine how awful it would be to have black floors. Black counters are bad enough. I have to agree it is beautiful though!

11 Jun 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDiane

painted my new stairs chocolate brown and got dark brown tile for my shower floor. I have 2 dogs and am constantly in the garden. The stairs look dirty ALL the time and the tile shows all the soap scum. Both only look clean if you scrub daily! I won't do it again in the next round, even though they do look great when clean.

11 Jun 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNaomi

Wow! Some of those pics are gorgeous. I knew black walls could be beautiful and made a bold statement, but I never really considered a black wood floor. Stunning.

12 Jun 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGirl About Town

I like the concepts as shown in the gallery. But I prefer black floors for a mezo styled kitchen. I think it is a thing of beauty.

13 Jun 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChelsea

I am amazed at the people complaining about dirt being noticeable - why on earth are they letting it accumulate ?!

29 Nov 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGermophobe

Laminate flooring with beveled edge offers ultra natural look. Thanks for posting this blog.

18 Jul 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAvery Clark

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