We are getting new hardwood floors! I am crazy-over-the-moon-excited; the Cowboy--not so much. He doesn't like his world rocked. The installation means our lives will be topsy turvy for a while. Three rooms of furniture (and 2 overflowing closets) must be totally evacuated. The new floors are scheduled to be installed in a couple of weeks.
The foyer and family room have 2 1/2" inch oak. The dated wood floors have the original honey-orange stain from 1985. The oak will be striped and stained to match the new floors in the living room and master.
My plan is to go with the same oak planks and use a medium chestnut stain. Our kitchen has dark Chestnut cabinets. I would love the dark chestnut for the hardwoods. However, we have pets, rowdy friends, rowdy friends with dogs, and a grandchild. Also, our house has many windows and skylights which bleach stain.
Do I go for beauty or function. What do you think? The living room and family room adjoin the kitchen. This is an example of the color of the kitchen cabinets.
|Mannington Dark Chestnut|
This is an example of the medium Chestnut stain.
Yeah, I know the darker looks prettier......