Do you love home makeover shows? Or do you wander through the lighting section of your local hardware store? Are you willing to spend hours browsing to find the perfect style of handle for your kitchen cabinets? Or ponder over paint samples until you land on the shade that’s just right? If your answer is yes to any of those questions, chances are you know a little secret about home renovation projects that others don’t; you now know that doing these things can be amusing.
Investing your time and money in Custom Hard-Wood Floor Inlays or Custom-ordering artisan-made installation pieces – such as medallions, borders, wood walls – is one of the ultimate home renovation thrills. You get to decide precisely what you want and then specify this to us. Beyond getting the perfect piece for your space, crafting something unique for you is participating in the process.
And it is a process. Unlike buying prefabricated inventory, custom-building a piece involves a series of steps. But those who take pride in being unique, each of these steps are part of the fun. Supreme Hardwood Floors, Inc. will help in ensuring that the process is as easy & enjoyable as possible.
The reward for your involvement is a one-of-a-kind conversation piece to beautify & personalize your space. Here are a few tips on getting the most out of ordering custom wood floor inlays for your hardwood floors.
Small Business, Big Gains
The key to a satisfactory experience is choosing the right manufacturer. Supreme Hardwood Floors, Inc. is your best option in Austin, TX. In some cases, large-scale manufacturers won’t do custom work. Even if they do, they outsource everything from labor to customer service.
Having a responsibility to an enormous customer base means they devote less time to your unique needs and concerns. However, in businesses like ours, the designers, craftspeople, and shippers often share the same roof and know each other by name. Team members are usually acquainted with each arm of the operation and may fill multiple roles, which creates greater accountability among departments and, thus, an atmosphere of teamwork.
Everyone is centered on the same goal. That goal? Ensuring you get what you want. Don’t worry if the thought of having to make all these creative decisions is intimidating, though. One great thing about working with experienced professionals like us is that, when you’re stuck or feeling indecisive, we’re there to advise you. That’s part of what you’re paying for after all – expertise, not just craftsmanship.
What Does Your Space Say About You?
If you have fallen in love with the idea of a Custom Wood Flooring for your floor but don’t know what you want, don’t worry. Start with your interests. Say you love sailing, or you’re into basketball, or you’re a golf nut, or, or you have a thing for lilies, or roses. With Wood Floor Inlays, any image or motif can be incorporated into a piece. If these seem too dense, geometric patterns, abstract shapes, initials, words – anything can work. The only limit is your imagination.
Browse, Gather Photos and Make an Idea Board
Try looking at a lot of pictures to spark your imagination. Use social networking sites and follow users whose work interests you. Scrolling through websites & flipping through catalogs is part of the fun, and don’t forget window shopping -the evergreen pastime!
Taking photos of inlay work in friend’s homes or public buildings is also an excellent way to spark your imagination. You need not like the entire piece. Design elements can often be recombined in exciting and original ideas. When browsing online, save photos and screenshots of eye-catching designs and shortlist them later.
Use Your Home
Another way to collect ideas is by using your home or studying your space. The parameters of your design for Custom Wood Floor Inlay are mainly going to be determined by the room where it will end up. Use these parameters to your advantage. Size, color, and wood species are apparent factors, but design elements will, of course, come into play as well.
Adapt Existing Pieces
Somehow, if you find yourself being overwhelmed by the endless possibilities, start by browsing our existing inventory. You may find a design that you love, but you also wish that the colors were different. If that’s the case, simply pass the design on to us and specify what you’d like changed. At Supreme Hardwood Floors, Inc., every handcrafted artisan piece is entirely customizable, and there’s no reason you shouldn’t get what you want.
When you have a satisfactory design in the proper dimensions, it is time to choose materials, which is perhaps the most enjoyable part of the entire process. Here you get to decide the color and the look and feel of your piece the way an artist chooses colors from a palette.
Try to coordinate with what is already in the space. At this point, consulting with us is also a good idea. Materials found in nature are full of natural variations. The hardwood artisans at Supreme Hardwood Floors, Inc. can advise you on how materials withstand traffic and how they’ll age, and we will also provide you with information on required maintenance.
It’s Your Call
You may submit a photograph or a rough drawing to us and specify precisely what materials you want for each element. Or you may give us a photo of your room, and tell us what you are thinking. If you can convey your vision perfectly, our professionals can turn that into a finished piece, and probably come up with a beautiful looking Custom Wood Floor Inlay.
Remember that it’s okay not to know every single detail of what you want. Supreme Hardwood Floors, Inc. is used to working out different variables and addressing any concerns that you may have – it’s our job! We’ll do all we can to make you feel comfortable asking questions, and we’ll try to deliver the information you need to realize your creative vision.
We’ll help you to Express Yourself
Custom-designing, your piece, should be enjoyable. Don’t worry, to start your design idea, provide us with a photo, a brief narrative of your concept, or something as simple as a sketch on a napkin. Perhaps it’s not as easy as buying products right off the shelf as there are multiple steps involved. But each of these steps, as mentioned above, allows you to be a part of the creative process.
Apart from that, have fun with it. There’s a thrill in that kind of creative expression, and each decision you make will be an expression of your singular taste & vision. To order a one-of-a-kind, Custom Wood Floor Inlay piece from all-natural materials, get in touch with Supreme Hardwood Floors, Inc. today. We are waiting to answer your questions and help you realize your unique vision.