matching new to old wood floor
I need some opinions on whether or not I can patch my 87 year old oak hardwood floor. I am remodeling my kitchen and removed an old bathroom and now I have this large space to patch in my hardwood floor. The old floor is oak and has a lot of life left if refinished. I've had two flooring guys come out and one said "no problem, I can get flooring to match that and you will look the same" while the other wasn't sure. If I patch this with new wood and refinish the whole thing would you be able to easily see the difference between the new wood floor and the 87 year old oak???? If there is a good chance that I could tell the difference I have the option to tile my kitchen cooking area saving most of the existing flooring and providing enough of the old wood to patch the rest.