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Two Wood Floors - one mostly open floor plan - crazy?

Posted by joposie8 (My Page) on
Wed, Jul 25, 12 at 16:49

Our 1922 rowhome has its original oak floors in our entry, living room and dining room. The kitchen is a galley kitchen where they took one wall down to open onto the DR. In the back is a sun room that is open from the kitchen and DR.

We currently have tile in kitchen and sunroom, but while doing a small kitchen renovation we want a new floor b/c we are having some issues with the tiles (and the subfloor). I am considering tile, laminate, but would love to have hardwood. But I can't afford to replace the floor in the whole main level.

Would I be crazy to consider a contrasting hardwood for the kitchen and sun room? Does anyone have photos of where this has been done?

Thanks in advance!

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RE: Two Wood Floors - one mostly open floor plan - crazy?

Have an experienced flooring contractor put down new oak and refinish the old oak so it all matches. Two different woods doesn't really look so great most of the time.

RE: Two Wood Floors - one mostly open floor plan - crazy?

I like live_wire_oak's approach. We've also seen more people using cork flooring in their kitchen. It is very comfortable to stand on and touhger and more durable than more people think. It is not a bad idea to put it in the sunroom too.

RE: Two Wood Floors - one mostly open floor plan - crazy?

Here is some pics to support my idea above. Hope this is helpful.

Here is a link that might be useful: Ipocork Lisbon Onyx in a Kitchen with golden oak flooring on rest of the mainfloor

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