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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.


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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.


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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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