Oh I hope everyone is back from vacation and ready and able to help me :o
You may remember me asking about what people thought about parquet flooring some time back. A new house has been found and a move is on the horizon. It needs lots of work before move in as it's in orginal condition.
The floors are parquet, but not those cheap prefinished tiles. The floor is an inch thick of solid wood. Most of it has been covered up with carpet which will be removed and the floors will be sanded and stained but what colour? I find this to be a most overwhelming decision.
The kitchen will be open to the living room and I was planning on having the Ikea Adel medium brown cabinets. This is a reddish brown colour and will flow nicely with the other reddish brown furniture in the living room
I don't want really dark floors because of the dust issue and the house is heavily shaded and dark inside. But I have heard from many sources that dark parquet looks very good although I have not seen it first hand. I was immediately drawn to the Red Oak stain colour because it is a warm spicy red. But will it be too much red or should I pick a lighter stain like Natural or Pickled Oak?
It's a small house too by the way so the main living areas, hallway and bedrooms will be all done the same colour with my existing area rugs on top.
I have been lying awake at nights thinking about this and it's paralyzing me so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.