The back half of our home is one very long room, kitchen / breakfast / family, the kitchen has been remodeled with golden oak cabinets and there is a zero clearance fireplace at the other end which we have framed in golden oak with a large flat screen TV above it, again framed in golden oak.
We have 2 large dogs and want to replace the carpet in the breakfast / family room with DuPont Henna Hickory laminate flooring. Before you comment, we "accident" tested the product by leaving a "sample" in a framed area built up over a joint for 12 hours. Luckily our St. Bernard is a female, so collecting the "sample" was easier even though she did look at us strangely during the process! DuPont does not guarantee it for this type of "accident", but our results were perfect and we are comfortable. Henna Hickory is very distressed, rustic, and definitely darker than the oak. We feel it makes a nice contrast.
My question deals with the baseboards. We are going to paint the room and replace the baseboards, door and window trim. Since portions of the flooring will but up against the golden oak kitchen and fireplace, our plan is to replace the baseboards with stained golden oak.
Does this sound like a reasonable idea? Would you make the quarter round golden oak or hickory?