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 Post subject: Choosing floor color for existing wood stain in room
PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:51 am 
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We have a lot of oak stained wood in our baited living room, on the yellow side. I am down to two colors, but am nervous about a Med dark floor, as I like a lighter room. I’m in Midwest, not coastal.

Do you choose a hardwood color that is same color line but lighter or darker than the wood you already have...or do you choose along the same lines?

The two sample colors I like are a smooth natural white oak (but would be 4-5”) and a medium brown hickory (open grain). The white oak seems slightly yellow for me. The medium brown hickory has much more levels of color, hint of yellow/red.

I just want to make a wise decor color choice, so hard to tell with small sample.

Appreciate any advice.

(Don’t see how to upload photos via mobile.)


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 Post subject: Re: Choosing floor color for existing wood stain in room
PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:33 am 
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Here’s link to wood in living room and the two samples of wood. Natural white oak on bottom, hickory in medium brown on top smallest sample.

http://s345.photobucket.com/user/AnitaJoyce1/story



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We have a lot of oak stained wood in our baited living room, on the yellow side. I am down to two colors, but am nervous about a Med dark floor, as I like a lighter room. I’m in Midwest, not coastal.

Do you choose a hardwood color that is same color line but lighter or darker than the wood you already have...or do you choose along the same lines?

The two sample colors I like are a smooth natural white oak (but would be 4-5”) and a medium brown hickory (open grain). The white oak seems slightly yellow for me. The medium brown hickory has much more levels of color, hint of yellow/red.

I just want to make a wise decor color choice, so hard to tell with small sample.

Appreciate any advice.

(Don’t see how to upload photos via mobile.)


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 Post subject: Re: Choosing floor color for existing wood stain in room
PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:03 pm 
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Pre-finished flooring is usually more uniform in color than floors finished on site.
The lighter floor will reflect more light, but does not anchor your architecture as well as a brown floor. Hickory is also harder than oak so less of a dent if things fall on it.
The brown floors make the floor seem more solid and goes with the brown furniture that has a richer look than the light "yellow" natural wood. Some people like the yellow floor because it tends to not show scratches, but scratches are not a normal thing if you take care and don't slide furniture and keep grit out.
In the long run a brown color will hide normal wear such as dirt that is hard to clean out of dents and also the fine scratches that happen over the years. A smooth floor lets dirt polish off. Fine scratches will harbor dirt, becoming gray on a yellow background,


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