Hardwood floors are a widely sought-after type of flooring for homeowners. Hardwood comes in a variety of colors, finishes, and textures to perfectly match any design plan. However, if you want to go a step further and get a little creative with your flooring, there are custom flooring options to make that happen! Adding a medallion to your hardwood flooring is the perfect way to add a unique focal point to any room and set your home apart from the rest!

What is a Hardwood Medallion?

A hardwood medallion is an intricate design made using different types of wood. Each type of wood is cut into small pieces and arranged to create a variety of shapes and color patterns. Hardwood medallions are assembled one piece at a time, so it’s a very time-consuming manufacturing process.

Premade VS Custom Medallions

Hardwood medallions can be purchased in a premade pattern. The premade patterns come in a variety of preselected sizes so you can choose the best fit for the room it’ll be in. The biggest downside to purchasing a premade medallion is knowing that other homes have the exact same medallion in them. It’s also pretty rare to find a premade pattern that looks exactly like what you’ve been picturing, so you’ll likely have to compromise on some of your design wishes.

Custom hardwood medallions are made to order for each customer. You work with a designer to create the perfect combination of wood colors, shapes, and sizes in your medallion. No one else will ever have the same medallion in their home if you have it custom-made! The cost of a custom medallion is higher than the cost of a premade medallion, but the end result is well worth it.

How Large Should a Custom Medallion be?

Experts recommend getting a medallion that’s about 1/3 the size of the entire room. You can calculate the correct size by measuring the room and calculating the square footage, then take 1/3 of that number. Medallions are most commonly in a circle shape, but you can also have them made into a square or rectangle.

Contact Central Mass Hardwood

Installing a hardwood medallion is a delicate job that requires specific tools and knowledge. Even an experienced DIY homeowner shouldn’t attempt to install a hardwood medallion themselves. Incorrect installation can damage the medallion and make it blend poorly with the rest of your hardwood floors./*

Instead, contact Central Mass Hardwood, the expert hardwood installer in your area! Our team will walk you through every step of the process from designing a custom medallion to completing the installation process. We specialize in custom hardwood flooring from medallions to borders, inlays, and beyond. Contact us today to talk with one of our hardwood flooring experts!