I need some help. Background: We have a two story house. When you enter the front door into the foyer, the dining room is to the right and the living room to the left. There are two entrances going into the living room - one on the left and one straight ahead. There are also steps going upstairs. The dining room and foyer both have hardwood. It is the standard 2 or 2 1/2 inch board in a honey hickory (looks about like honey oak). The stairs and living room are both carpeted.
We need to get new flooring. Kids and pets have taken a toll on our carpet. I would really like to have hardwood in the living room. I really would like a darker stain and a 6 inch board. Anyway this would look good without having to rip out all the flooring in the dining room and foyer? Thought about taking it out of the foyer and tiling it. You would still see the two different boards when you come in, but they wouldn't be against each other. Hubby is really not in favor of ripping out the existing hardwood.
I would apprecialte any thoughts and ideas you might have.
Thanks for taking the time to read this.