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What shade of wood flooring have you got?

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Monica101 Tue 30-Jun-15 09:27:09

Are you happy with your choice.

Is oak going to look dated soon? It seems a safe choice and could add a bit of warmth.

I don't think dark wood will work in my house as it's dark enough anyway.

Could choose a pale greyish colour?

Any thoughts smile

Qwebec Tue 30-Jun-15 16:04:56

Don't choose dark wood it always looks dirty. I have maple floors, love it. I'd be wary of trendy colors for flooring. Classic shades will look getter much longuer and seem easier to maintain.

OttiliaVonBCup Tue 30-Jun-15 16:06:04

Grey engineered oak, perfect.

Monica101 Tue 30-Jun-15 16:38:35

I think I have narrowed it down to these two.

My house is a 1930's semi, quite dark and the rooms I'm putting the flooring in are north facing.

AnaisB Tue 30-Jun-15 16:43:20

We have walnut parquet and stained oak ("antique") - so relatively dark. I love it. We have palish walls - off white, yellow and palish wallpaper - it looked loads better with a darker floor ( we were originally going for natural oak.)
AND - our floors don't look dirty (the very idea) - although a quick rub with a baby wipe suggests they aren't actually that clean.

OttiliaVonBCup Tue 30-Jun-15 16:45:11

Mine is similar to the bathroom photo.
It's oiled and saw marked.

It doesn't look dirty at all, and I don't really spend my days cleaning it.

Monica101 Tue 30-Jun-15 16:45:19

Maple looks lovely Qwebec - is yours a warm colour?

Ottilia, I have been given a sample of about 20 samples to choose from, so many of them are grey I wonder if I'm a bit dated looking at the oak coloured ones. I love grey and a lot of my walls are grey. Don't know if a lighter floor would compliment them or make it seem too grey.

SirNiallDementia Tue 30-Jun-15 16:46:58

Smoked oak engineered wood It looks lovely, beautiful grain and colour.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 30-Jun-15 16:47:08

Oak won't date.

I think grey will in the future as it's the 'in' colour atm.

SirNiallDementia Tue 30-Jun-15 16:47:52

Oh and it looks great with grey walls!

OttiliaVonBCup Tue 30-Jun-15 16:50:24

It's a warm grey, the floor man mixed different lots and it looks really good. He fancies himself a bit of a floor artist.

I didn't want anything light, I had enough of maple, or anything orange also nothing too shiny to anything that would scuff easily.

Not sure it would work with grey walls though. Mine are white because I find it best for art.

AnaisB Tue 30-Jun-15 22:00:52

Ooo - soked oak is lovely. (We couldn't afford it).

AnaisB Tue 30-Jun-15 22:01:09

sMoked

Qwebec Tue 30-Jun-15 22:37:28

yes it is warm, I don't even think it is stained just varnished. It's something like this
blog.advantagelumber.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/birds-eye-kitchen-e1312557244130.jpg but the color is more even.

The dark wood floors I've encountered show every speck of dust. What color is yours?

I like the first picture a lot, but I think the second one will look better with grey walls.

Milllii Fri 03-Jul-15 12:29:57

Have what you love now. Everything dates at some point. Pine did but I love it and wouldn't change it

ReallyNotAMorningPerson Sun 05-Jul-15 13:01:13

How could oak date? confused

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