Many homes have heating vents on the floor. Because heat rises having the vents on the floor helps to keep the house warm during the cold winter months. The metal drop in vent covers that are commonly installed don’t add much to the aesthetic of your floor. There are other options for making your vents more visually interesting or having them blend into your floor seamlessly. Many engineered flooring manufacturers are now creating complimentary vents to match their flooring.
Flush Mount vents are a great option when installing hardwood flooring. These are a seamless transition from your flooring ot a real wood vent. The almost disappear in the floor but there are also options for adding a touch of style to your vents. There are a variety of patterns and sizes of vents available. The most common vent sizes are the 4″ x 12″ and 2″ x 12″. The installer can help you figure out your vent sizes or you can measure the inside of the ductwork opening. The thickness of the wood is also important to measure to keep your vent flush. Hardwood flush mount vents are commonly available at flooring supply houses. These vents aren’t cheap but are a worthwhile investment.
Surface mount vents or drop in vents are an option for replacing existing vents. These can be installed with no tools and are a great option for sprucing up your home. They come in a variety of materials including metal and wood. If you are adding them to a wood floor you will want to identify the wood species, stain and other elements to ensure they will match the floor. A hardwood company can help you find the right match for your floor. Metal drop in vents can add a design element to your floor with elegant designs and a variety of different metal options.
While vents are a necessary feature in your home they do not need to be an eyesore. They can be a great way to add a touch of style to your space. A lot of people like the look of a flush mount vents because they disappear into the floor and are hardly noticeable. The choice of adding a seamless vent or a drop in metal vent for style is yours to make.