flooring type ?
Our 3" strip oak flooring has faded natural to orangey. Our plan is to have it refinished (although we have not decided on stain color..we're considering everything from white, natural to very dark.)
The main question is not about which color flooring, it is about the type. Should we keep our strip oak floor or pull it up for engineered flooring ?
Currently oak flooring is in kitchen, dining room, hallway. Our entry, Living Room, Family room and Sun room currently have carpeting and all adjoin the oak flooring. We have a more open floor plan. We need to remove the carpeting in those rooms for updating and decorating. We know we can have new oak floors in those carpeted rooms laid and then the whole main floor would be stained and matched.
For the cost of adding new oak into those carpeted rooms we can pull up the strip oak floor and have engineered flooring ( in a different type of wood) laid throughout the whole main floor.
Our style is light and airy farmhouse , we are making our kitchen over from golden oak to white with marble countertops and gray-blue tones- the rest of the rooms have yet to be decided.
Which way to go with flooring?
Or is there a way to incorporate a different type of wood flooring into those presently carpeted rooms yet have it coordinate with the strip oak floors ( another words mix and match wood types?) ? If so, which wood and stain ?
Finally, what do you think of white stained oak floors throughout ( almost white wash )?