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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


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 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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