I personally don’t like Red Oak. I don’t like the graining and I don’t like the natural orange tint. So when I say that I hate the floors in my house, I mean just that. I don’t like the floors in my house. Because they are red oak and they have an orange tint. Also, I am not a fan of narrow plank flooring at the moment. It’s not just in my closet either…it’s everywhere.
Material choices are a matter of personal taste. There is no right or wrong. What might appeal to one person might not be another persons first – or last choice. Taste is nothing more than personal preference and everyone has their own! So please don’t feel affronted by this post if you happen to think the floors in this picture are the bees’ knees!
I don’t think we’re going to drop the cash on new floors for the entire 2500sq.ft of main floor.
If we did, I’d buy this flooring from BuildDirect. Because I personally LOVE wide plank, bevel edged, hand scraped, dark wood flooring.
If I did tear out and replace the floors, I’d try to pull it up nicely and reuse it upstairs. (The upstairs has crappy builders grade carpet now.) And then I’d definitely paint it!
Maybe something like:
BUT, I’ll probably just refinish the the main floor when I tear out the kitchen …and then maybe I’ll tear out the carpet and paint the subfloors upstairs.
I’m trying to like the flooring I have for now and because the Master Closet is the only room that is done, I’m trying to figure out how to love that space with the existing flooring. I thought about painting it too. I think instead, I’ll just go buy a couple rugs and call it good!
(But I sometimes I get overcome by hairbrained ideas and sometimes I act on them, so I just never know WHAT I’ll end up with in there…in the end.)
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