The floor we chose is rustic maple in a natural finish. I had a dickens of a time (does anyone say dickens anymore?) finding a pre-finished floor that would coordinate with the wood that already exists in the house. This maple, with it’s variegated colors from creamy natural all the way to a mottled brown and gray was the solution! I will say though, I didn’t think it was going to have THIS much of a contrast board to board. It does work, funky contrast and all!
The plan for this room is to start on the longest straightest stretch, which happens to be in the middle of this room and run all the way into the kitchen. We’ll lay the floor from the center to the new front window and then reverse direction and lay it back towards the other side of the room/dining room.
Once down we’ll move the furniture back in…as well as the family room furniture and lay the floor down in the family room…stay tuned!