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tgates 01-17-2006 10:21 PM

Mixing hardwoods in diningroom and hallway...
We would like to put hardwood in our main hallway and 2 smaller adjoining hallways. Simple enough....right?
The problem were facing: One of the smaller hallways joins a dining room (currently used as a weight room) which already has hardwood flooring. The main hallway joins the livingroom (carpeted) and also the kitchen (ceramic tile).

In a perfect world, we would just replace the current hardwood and ceramic tile with wood. But we can't afford that.

How would it look to use a wood similar in color tones, but obviously different. The current wood is long narrow planks. We thought about using wider, more distressed planks in the hallway.

Your thoughts?

Floorwizard 01-18-2006 08:39 PM

Try not to make it look like you were trying to match unless you can get it perfect.
Is this unfinished wood?

think of the work "contrast"
if it is a light wood, then find something darkerto bring out any dark grain in the current wood.

is it an oak?

tgates 01-18-2006 08:58 PM

The wood was here when we purchased the house. I think it's oak with a medium finish. Some golden undertones. We were leaning towards a contrasting color, I just wanted to hear someone else's opinion. I would love to see some pictures to help visualize. We really love the more rustic . distressed appearance.

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