First I want to say a big thanks for all of your kind comments about our White Kitchen Reveal! I received a few questions about our floors, so that’s what I’ll be sharing information about today. The wood floors are one of my favorite things that we changed!
When we bought our house 18 years ago, it was in the process of being built. We got in on the end of making the decisions for flooring, lights, etc. Our builder was actually laying the ceramic floor tile in our entry and hallway the first time we walked through the house, so we didn’t get to pick that floor. We did pick out the living room carpet and the kitchen vinyl floor.
Here’s what the floors looked like before the renovation. This area where you could see three different types of floors has never been my favorite. To the right in the picture is the front door and entry, and the living room is to the left. You can see the kitchen is straight ahead.
Hallway to the bedrooms and baths-
I knew that I wanted to pick out a hardwood floor that would be timeless, and go with everything. My goal was to find a medium brown color with some grain, but not oak.
When I saw the sample of the floor in the flooring store, I knew immediately that it was the one. It was the only one that had a true medium brown color that didn’t look too orange or yellow.
Here’s the sample I brought home. It’s laying on top of the carpet sample from Shaw (color Baby’s Breath – on the left). We did end up putting that carpet in the bedrooms. I love how it looks with the wood floors. Notice the color of the brown wood floor sample compared to our orange oak table. I’m so done with the orange tones!
The floor is made by Mochaccino and the name of it is Elegance Wide Siberian Birch. It is a softer wood, so it does dent if something is dropped on it. That’s the only thing that I don’t love about it.
The wood floor came in many different tones of color – some of the planks were darker, some medium, and some lighter in color. There was also a big difference in the grain of the wood. Some planks had a lot of grain, and some not very much. Our contractors really had to be careful to take the wood planks from several different boxes to get a scattered look. If they installed from just one box at a time, then we had an area of all light planks and the next to that all dark planks. They did a great job installing the floor! I know it wasn’t easy.
Here’s what the floors look like now. I love this area now that we just have one type of flooring! I also love how the floor looks with the white woodwork.
What’s you favorite type of flooring? Do you have wood floors,, if so, what kind?
Here’s what we changed in the kitchen (and the posts with further details):
I’m joining these parties!