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Old 03-30-2013, 02:11 PM   #1
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Does anyone have suggestions about how to select color for wood flooring? Existing built in cabinetry in living room and kitchen is mid-toned, warm, oak wood in a "fruitwood" stain.

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Old 03-30-2013, 05:43 PM   #2
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pickup samples of different flooring that you think you might like. you can also look for photos of flooring on the internet and you may find some with furniture a similar color to what you have.

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If you have fruitwood, I would either match it, or go much lighter or much darker. As I feel that anything in between would look as if you tried to match the stain, but didn't. Some possible options might be; birch or maple if going lighter, or walnut if going darker. Or staining maple, birch, red oak, or white oak a darker color would also work if going darker. Hope this helps.
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Does anyone have suggestions about how to select color for wood flooring? Existing built in cabinetry in living room and kitchen is mid-toned, warm, oak wood in a "fruitwood" stain.
go buy 2-3 boxs of what you think you like (those little samples are about useless). assemble those planks on the floor. then stand there and look at it, for a while = day or 2. do this until you find the flooring you like.
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I agree with Awoodfloorguy. Don't try to match it (even if it matches perfectly today, as the wood ages it might not match in the future).

For example, I put in a hickory floor. In my living room, I plan to make a cherry entertainment center. For my office, walnut desks.
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