Floor registers and grilles
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Once you have your new hardwood floors or refinished your old hardwood floors, one of the first things you’ll notice are those old, dirty and unattractive floor registers on the floor. Not to worry as it’s easy to make a change – either add Wood Floor Registers or metal ones.
Wood and metal floor registers
Note: these are sometimes called registers, grilles or vent covers. They are all the same thing.
When you’re installing new unfinished hardwood floors, it’s easy enough to add matching flush registers. Flush means that they are the same height (vs. an overlap one is will rest on top). Then, these can be sanded and refinished to match the floor. However, if you already have hardwood floors in place and/or are doing pre-finished wood, it’s generally easier to get overlap registers that fit on top of the wood. That way, you don’t need to worry about cutting and fitting it in with the wood that’s already in place. (Yes, if you are doing unfinished wood, you can do this…it will just take some extra labor).
You can either do wood registers or metal, pending your preference.
For wood registers, you want to make sure you have the matching species. Most wood registers come in red oak and white oak, so choose carefully. If you have another species or a pre-finished wood with a stain color, you will have more difficulty matching (and you may be be better off with metal ones.
You’ll want to measure the size of your registers (most are 4″ x 12″). Some are also available in 6″ x 12″, 4″ x 10″ and 2″ x 12″. These are the total length of width of the register (the opening is generally a bit smaller).
Here are some options you can purchase on Amazon. Wood and Metal Floor Registers
Here are some unfinished wood flush registers
Here are some overmount/pre-finished wood options
Click on the pictures for more info (and you can buy directly on Amazon).
You can search for others on Amazon. Wood registers on Amazon
Here are some metal registers
Most come in black, silver, rubbed bronze, or brushed nickel. You can click on the pictures for more info or to buy them directly on Amazon and have them shipped to your home.
You can search for other metal registers at Amazon Here: Metal registers from Decor Grates
You can also find some on Wayfair.com.