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Chany's picture

Hi there, i have a flooring dilemna and was hoping if anyone could help. When we first moved into our house we had hardwood flooring going up the stairs to the upstairs hallway.  However with the builders upgrade $$$  we chose to have carpet in the bedrooms as we thought that we would wait.  Well the time has come and we would like to put hardwood in the bedrooms however, my question is..  do i have to stay with the same colour hardwood that is in the hallway or can i go with another colour wood? All four bedrooms would be the same colour i just didnt want the hallway colour wood if that makes any sense. thanks in advance

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Chany's picture

Thanks for all these great suggestions!!  The wood inlay looks quite nice, I will go and see what my options are.

Cisak's picture

This is exactly the situation we have at our house. We moved in recently and clearly the previous owners had redone the hardwood over time - I guess as funds permitted. The stairs and hallway are stained a dark brown - I guess it's called "espresso". The planks in the hallway are very wide (about 1 foot). But the master bedroom has a slightly narrower plank (though still rather wide, about 3 quarters of a foot) and they have been stained clear, so kind of a rustic plank floor look to them. (The other two bedrooms had wall-to-wall carpet, which were gross and we ripped out, so we can see the original floor. The typical narrow wood hardwood found in older homes.) Not counting the two smaller bedrooms - the floors of which are terrible but we can't afford to redo right now - the other two floor types don't look half bad together. We actually really like it (but our tastes are eclectic, might be more annoying for those that are more trad). But I agree with other poster who said it would probably look worse if you tried to match but failed to match enough.

lmurphy's picture

Ideally they should match. Another option might be to cover the hallway with a sisal or neutral carpet?

Other ideas?

micki's picture

You might also use the the hallway colour as a border in the bedrooms to tie them into the hallway. That way it won't look like, as Mrs Peacock points out, you tried to match but missed.

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