Hardwood Flooring Borders and Inlays
Hardwood inlay design is a way to turn those beautiful hardwood floors into a work of art
It is a process by which an artisan fashions a design pattern using finely-crafted hardwood veneers to create breathtaking designs and borders that can be “inlaid” into your existing hardwood floors or included in a brand new installation. Borders are offered in unlimited styles- from simple contrast feature strip that picture frames the room to a factory produced intricate design to suit your style.
Hardwood inlay comes in two distinct varieties. The first are inlaid borders. By this process, designs using carefully crafted hardwood veneers are installed as borders around rooms, fireplaces, foyers, and anywhere else you can imagine an attractive border might add to the overall beauty of a space. The possibilities are stunning. Using different hardwoods and stains, a talented artisan can create borders made of geometric shapes, flowing rope style designs, and even specific images.
Hardwood Inlay Medallions
The other popular application of hardwood inlay design pertains to what is commonly referred to as a medallion. A medallion is a circular design of hardwood inlay, and to be honest, these hardwood inlay designs put most borders to shame. Hardwood inlay medallions are perfect for foyers, landings, and as focal points in living rooms and other areas. Again, breathtaking geometric designs are by far the most popular, though pictures of animals, people, even astrological signs are popular as well. The possibilities are endless.
Custom Borders and Medallions are more akin to art than craftsmanship, and the cost reflects that. However, keep in mind that technological advances, including the use of computers and laser cutting technologies, have transformed what was once the province of the extremely wealthy into something attainable to any homeowner.