floor mismatch DIY stupid mistake
My husband and I bought a disaster foreclosure on Cape Cod 1 year ago. We gutted the entire house (12 tons) and are in the process of putting it back together. There were wood floors everywhere in the house except the kitchen and I was sure the floors in the rest of the house were red oak so I had a beautiful red oak floor put down in the kitchen. I live in a house with white oak floors and the floors at the Cape look nothing like them!! Last week we had them all sanded and refinished and the contractor called me at work to ask if I knew I had different woods, that the rest of the house was white oak, not red oak! OUCH. He said he would stain the red so it wouldn't look so "pink" (ahhhh). When we went to see the finished floors they all looked beautiful, but if I had taken 5 minutes to ask someone who knew what the existing floors really were I could have avoided this DIY mistake!