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Karri 05-21-2009 06:55 PM

White dogs and wood flooring
 
We would like to replace all our flooring with hardwood flooring but are having a hard time deciding what color to go with. We own 4 white shedding dogs and although I sweep and dust daily I do not want the floors to always look dirty. Anyone have success choosing the best color? :huh:

Just Bill 05-22-2009 07:25 AM

Carpet, rugs, bare floors, what's the difference, with 4 dogs. It matters not what you do, that much dog will show. Maybe a white floor????

HABSFAN2006 05-22-2009 08:31 AM

I just helped my friend install some 3/4" solid hard wood, 4" clear maple ( maybe bleached maple?? ). it was pre-finished stuff, with a non-glossy finish, slight beveled edge. I can tell you, it's perfect for dogs. He has a 100lb chocolate lab running all over the place, and it looks as good as the day we installed. Light dust, paw prints do not seem to show barely as much as my 2.25 beveled edge glossy stuff I have installed in my home.
So, lighter woods would help in your situation.

What have I done 05-24-2009 08:05 AM

i Went with Natural color Oak floors. We have 2 old English Sheepdogs so also have some shedding.
Here are my floors. http://www.diychatroom.com/f49/new-wood-flooring-41523/

to solve the hair issues I bought a ROOMBA vacuum. just push a button and it automatically vacuums the room. I VACCUuM DAILY! think my wife would appreciate it, Appearantly just pushing the button doesnt = helping with the housework, But the vaccum works great. enjoy the floors

Karri 05-24-2009 01:09 PM

What I have done, I love the detailing in your flooring really beautiful. Your post has been helpful. Your dogs are great too.
Thanks.:thumbsup:

Karri 05-24-2009 01:10 PM

whoops!

Karri 05-24-2009 01:14 PM

We were thinking wider also, it helps to know someone has tried it! Thanks

Ineedhelp2009 05-25-2009 01:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Karri (Post 276710)
We would like to replace all our flooring with hardwood flooring but are having a hard time deciding what color to go with. We own 4 white shedding dogs and although I sweep and dust daily I do not want the floors to always look dirty. Anyone have success choosing the best color? :huh:

I have a post on here LABELED SCUFF MARKS see my floors. I have one lab and it's really bad. If we redo our stain were going alot lighter for that reason and everything little thing shows.

Leah Frances 05-25-2009 06:27 PM

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Originally Posted by What have I done (Post 277689)
to solve the hair issues I bought a ROOMBA vacuum. just push a button and it automatically vacuums the room. I VACCUuM DAILY! think my wife would appreciate it, Appearantly just pushing the button doesnt = helping with the housework, But the vaccum works great. enjoy the floors

I heart my Roomba. Especially, the automatic timing. One runs at 4:30am on the first floor; Two runs at 11:30 am on the second. If only it did stairs.

Karri 05-26-2009 11:54 AM

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Originally Posted by Leah Frances (Post 278380)
I heart my Roomba. Especially, the automatic timing. One runs at 4:30am on the first floor; Two runs at 11:30 am on the second. If only it did stairs.

Sounds like a need a roomba!:yes:


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