Friday, November 16, 2012

Wood Floors

We've finally found floors we both love and can agree on.

Here's what they look like so far on day 3 of  a 5-day process:

We chose to go with hardwood (oak) with heavy hand scraping and a medium dark stain. Last Monday the wood guys brought all the wood and left it in the house so it could get acclimated to the house.

This is the before picture of the ugly stained concrete floors that came with the house:

We are so happy with how much bigger the rooms look with the bare wood so far.

Wild Bill would love to just clear coat and seal them and leave the wood showing.

hmmm...You know that isn't what we're doing, right?

Here's a sample of the scraping the wood guys are doing to distress the floors. The stain is the same on both samples, chestnut I think they said:

The left side is lightly hand scraped, the right side is heavier. I'm sure the guys were  disappointed when we chose the heavy scraping on the right! It's twice as much work and they (4 of them) have been down on their knees all afternoon.

This is the stain on the heavy scraping after it had a chance to dry. I can't wait till it's all scraped, stained and sealed.

I hope you'll come back and take a look at the finished floor on Monday when it's done.

I'm joining the party over at the following:


  1. Wow! These are going to be beautiful! ~ Maureen

  2. I can't wait to see the final result - and your home looks amazing - that kitchen is gorgeous!!!

  3. Can't wait to see the finished product. We just covered our stained concrete with hand-scraped wood, and it was the most amazing transformation we have ever done in this house! You won't be sorry, I promise.

  4. I can't wait to see the finished floor.

  5. I'll be back on Monday--I have no doubt the floors are going to be amazing and beautiful!

  6. Hm, I am with Bill, I think I like them the way they are- I guess I will have to wait and see once your vision is all played out!

  7. I cannot wait to see this - we have carpet in our apartment now, but when we move we will totally have hardwood!