not liking my new hardwood
Today the flooring project started. DH called me around 2:00 pm and said the dining room was finished. I asked him how it looks and he said "it looks good". I was so excited to get home to see my new floor (what is finished so far). As soon as I walked in I saw red, oh yes the beautiful chestnut floor that looked like a dark cocoa bean color on the sample has a definite, quite noticeable, henna tint to it. So much so that I had to check the boxes to make sure it was the chestnut that I ordered. It is the chestnut but it looks nothing like the sample looked.
I am feeling heartsick as the floor is about one quarter finished and an expensive project. DH would kill me if I tell them to rip it out and it would be expensive beyond reason to do so.
My cabinet sample looked so lovely with the flooring sample. To the point that several customers who were in the store when I picked it raved about what a beautiful contrast it was. My granite salesperson and both DDs also loved it. The chocolate glaze on my maple was the exact color of the flooring. I am not looking forward to the cabinet install now as I think they are going to clash terribly.
There is nothing I can do at this point. It isn't my flooring salesman's problem that the sample was so different from the reality. I can't deal with DH and his comments if I have them tear it out, and I really don't want to deal with the hit to my pocketbook if I have them tear it out. With that being said I don't want to live with a floor that I hate for the next twenty years.
I am heartsick!