The New Hardwood Floors Are Installed!

We are moving right along with the renovation over here.  Our new 4 inch red oak floors were just installed and will be stained and finished after the cabinets and appliances are put into place.

Here are a few rooms…

 The foyer view from the living room.

Standing in the kitchen looking into the family room.

Rosie is trying to give a tour.

 The living room….

Rosie was fascinated by the shadows.

There’s my girl!

She loves the new floors too!

This is the view into the family room.

It’s a shame the blinds are down most of the time in here because of the TV!

I forgot how much I love that view!

As you can see, the fireplace has been prepped for the stone next week.  Yay!

Things are moving along except for a new dilemma which I just mentioned on Instagram.  I will update you on that in a bit…

Next week, I will be picking out a stain.  Although I am still deciding, I do have a few medium tones in mind.  In the Minwax colors, I am thinking about Provincial, Early American, Special Walnut and now that I just saw my neighbor’s floors – possibly English Chestnut.  So, I guess I need to narrow it down…

Do you have a favorite stain color for floors?




  1. Simply LKJ
    May 29, 2015 / 1:29 pm

    Looking good! Our floors are stained with Provincial on red oak. I do love the color. It is not TOO red, and the grain of the wood shows through a bit darker which I like. It goes well with many finishes of furniture as well. And, we did have a golden and it hides the hair unlike darker floors. I think there are some pictures from when we spring cleaned our family room on my blog.

  2. marty (A Stroll Thru Life)
    May 29, 2015 / 1:56 pm

    Oh the floors are fabulous. Can't wait to see more.

  3. Laurel Stephens
    May 29, 2015 / 3:43 pm

    Your floors are gorgeous, and your rooms look ginormous. I can't wait to see them finished. You could splurge on remote controlled shades for your family room windows. Up and down at the click of a button. Oh, that view!! Our Minwax special walnut stain on white oak floors are an in between shade that hide Tucker's black lab fur as well as his cousin's blonde lab fur. Camouflages dust, too. (I do clean once in a while, really!) Hiding fur is a very important consideration when choosing the color. Maybe you can sprinkle some of Rosie's fur on the samples. 🙂 Now I'm going to go look at your instagram to see what's up.

  4. Traci Hutton
    May 29, 2015 / 5:18 pm

    I'm partial to black walnut flooring…not to light, not too dark. Have a great weekend!

  5. ℳartina @ Northern Nesting
    May 30, 2015 / 9:39 pm

    Your floors look BEAUTIFUL!! Can't wait to see the stone on your fireplace!!

  6. Carol
    May 31, 2015 / 12:38 am

    Those floors are going to be wonderful!

  7. Sweet Posy Dreams
    May 31, 2015 / 2:19 pm

    Wow! Real wood floors are so wonderful.

  8. My Kentucky Living
    June 1, 2015 / 1:49 am

    Wonderful floors. I have a Mikey who is sometimes on my blog too. A thirteen year old golden sweetheart. Your Rosie is so pretty. Sheila

  9. Karena Albert
    June 1, 2015 / 2:13 pm

    Adore your wood floors with the light from those amazing windows, perfection!!xoxoKarenaThe Arts by KarenaCoco Chanel

  10. Leslie Harris
    June 3, 2015 / 4:37 pm

    Your floors are amazing! I am so excited for you, I know you will make the right decisions you've got such great taste.

  11. Carole @ From My Carolina Home
    June 6, 2015 / 2:07 pm

    Rosie is quite a cutie! My wood floors are stained a dark cherry, love them! Yours look wonderful. Visiting from Home Matters Linky.

  12. Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai
    June 9, 2015 / 2:42 pm

    Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty – we're looking forward to what you have to share next week. 🙂 ~Lorelai Life With Lorelai

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