Feast your eyes on pure sexiness on a floor. Yep that’s right I’m getting all hot and bothered over our wood floors. We used the same contractor that did our floors in the last house because our last floors were incredible and because he’s the guy our builder uses.
Each big change is even more exciting than the last. This was such a momentous change. I walked in and literally wanted to cry. Instead I texted my builder and John (the floor contractor). This is the photo evidence of that exchange.
We (well technically they) installed the floors in the entire downstairs with the exception being the bathrooms. Don’t they look great in Beckett’s nursery. A splurge yes, but it’s worth it. We enjoyed the heck out of our floors at the last place. Also it sticks with the whole mantra of building a house like they did in the old days but with modern luxuries.
The floors are gorgeous in their raw state. We went with 4 inch Red Oak. They were nailed down on site. Then we just finish the house around them – cabinets, trim, paint, etc. Before they can stain and scrape them to their glorious final state, the AC has to be on for 2 weeks for the floors to acclimate. This means they will be in for a couple of months before they are finished.
So that gives us time to think about how we want said floors to be finished. I love how these dark floors look especially with all the white walls (the plan). They are rich and not very glossy which makes me love them even more.
Or we could go with medium tone. I love how warm these floors are. I think this read more classic than the other finishes.
There’s also the very light, almost natural tone. Our wood has a red tint to it, so the lightest stain will still show some red tones.
Honestly, there have been no decisions made on this. We are probably several weeks away from actually picking a stain out, so what do you think? Which finish should we go with keeping in mind the paint?