Choosing a Wood Grain to Fit Your Lifestyle
For those purchasing a new table or other piece of furniture for their home, selecting the Finishes and options is very important. While most might simply make a decision based on look, there is actually a bit of a science behind selecting the perfect style for your home.
First, consider the activity level of your family. Is your home quiet without much activity? Or do you have kids and pets causing a continuous stir?
- 2 Smooth Grain Table Top2 – Perfect For a Quiet Home
In households that do not see a lot of action or daily use of furniture pieces, a smooth grain is a great option. Not only does this give off a sleek style, it adds a beautiful touch to your living space. However, smooth grain pieces have a tendency to scuff a bit more easily than other options.
- Medium Grain Table Top – Perfect for masking slight dings caused by children
For those with a higher level of activity and use, a medium texture or “old” wood is a much more practical choice. Not only does it enable you to hide blemishes easier than a smooth surface, it is less likely to become noticeably damaged. This style is great for a household that has older children who know how to respect a great furniture piece or for a space that is used often but not daily
- Very rustic table top – great for a cabin feel and/or hiding dings caused by young children
Of course, those with small children or families who get a lot of use out of their furniture pieces, a rustic look is sometimes more ideal. A rustic style grain already includes blemishes, allowing you to easily disguise any new ones that suddenly appear.