I am going to need some help picking out our new wood floor! There are SO MANY choices out there that I find it very overwhelming! Just HOW is someone supposed to go about choosing the RIGHT wood floor?
We have narrowed our focus down to solid wood floors at least. Whew! And all natural wood, so nothing engineered (although there’s a lot of those engineered floors that look amazing) and we’d like to have a wider plank if we can find the right one. We’d also like to use a pre-finished floor if we can find the right shade!
So here are the closer shots of the floor samples in the running. Please help us decide by voting for your favorite (or favorites) in a comment below!
Pic. 1 From RIGHT to LEFT:
- Oak, 2-1/4″, Color: Marsh, Mfg: Bruce Hardwood Floors
- Oak, 2-1/4″, Color: Cocoa, Mfg: Timber Ridge
- Maple, 2-1/4″, Color: Gunstock, Mfg: Bruce
- Maple, 5″, Color: Spice Handscraped, Mfg: Millstead
- Hickory, 4″, Color: Saddle Hand Sculpted, Mfg: Great Lakes Wood Floors
- Hickory, same as #5 above
- Oak, 5″, Color: Gunstock, Mfg: Bruce
- Oak, 3-1/4″, Color: Gunstock, Mfg: Millstead
- Oak, 3-1/4″, Color: Gunstock, Mfg: Tarkett (looks nearly identical to pic. 2 #3)
- Oak, 3-1/4, this was the first sample I picked up and I did not write down the color or mfg…just that it was an in-stock item at Menards. Let’s just call it the Menards Oak Floor.
- The Menards Oak Floor again
- Red Oak, 5″, Natural, from Lumber Liquidators
- Oak, 3-1/4″, Color: Bordeaux, Mfg: Millstead
- Maple, 3-1/4″, Color Vintage Latte, Mfg: Millstead
- Maple, 5″, Color: Cinnamon, Mfg: Bruce
The floor underneath all of these samples is Oak and is about 50 years old…so fairly weathered and aged. I’m not looking to replicate this floor by any means but I’m not wanting to go too orange or too red…
Any thoughts??? My Dear Readers???
- perfect planks: selecting a wood floor (vimandvintageblog.com)