Wood that has veins and imperfections, such as that brushed with wire and that scraped by hand, is perfect for the rustic style, since the natural knotting adds a sense of character. Explore hardwood species such as pine, white oak, walnut and maple, as they make great hardwood floors for farms. The most traditional aspect of a country house consists of wooden floors. While pine floors were more common in the past, today, most homeowners prefer hardwood for its durability.
In any case, wood is durable and easy to clean. It also adds a natural and warm look to your home. The wide planks give the house an authentic old world look. The widest boards are the ones they used in the “old days”, when they used pine before they had the tools and machinery to grind wood and cut harder wood.
Yes, many people love to celebrate the natural character of wood, so you'll often see woods with more features (i.e., more knots), more veins and more mineral veins. And, for the farmhouse style, wire-brushed floors have become very popular. These floors have an engraved look in which the veins are broken and, often, a second color polish is added for more contrast. Tiled floors are another great option that works perfectly with country house kitchens.
Some classic tile designs in simple white and gray or white and blue go well with the rest of the rustic materials. Ceramic is also the best material if you want something that's easy to clean. Spills can be easily cleaned up without worrying about using too much water, so it's perfect if you have a busy family home or messy pets. In terms of comfort, it can get really cold in winter, so a lot of people opt for solid wood.
However, if you're prepared to endure the cold, ceramic is an excellent and durable option. The most common differentiator between traditional farmhouse style and modern farmhouse style is the location of your home. Take the country house style further by choosing faded, multi-colored wood panels to make them look like a real farmhouse. I recently wrote an article about farmhouse style paint tones that has been very popular on Pinterest, so I thought I would write a complementary article about the floors of country houses, since the floors and walls must coordinate with each other.
Houses built in the suburbs and on farmland have a more conventional farmhouse style, while houses in cities have a modern farmhouse style.