Wood floors: stained + ready for action

Did you ever have so much going on in your brain that you feel like it’s only halfway functioning? My mind is like a bogged down computer and it’s running sloooooow. And that’s a shame because there’s no time to waste. We have a serious remodel on our hands.

Last I left you on the wood floor project was that the new floors had been installed and a stain choice needed to be made. After much debate, we chose the stain in the far left corner (closet to the photographer)…the lightest one. Who would’ve thought? I knew it would darken over time (so I didn’t want to go too dark), and I also know I’m not the cleanest of the bunch, so lighter seemed to fit us better. And of course, I loved the look as well.

Just to recap the floor journey, we went from this…

To this…

To this…

I am happy to report we are in LOVE! Whew. It truly was a stressful decision, but both Kyle and I (without talking to each other) landed on the same stain color, so we were hopeful we’d both be happy with the end result. The floors look a little red in the first photo, but I can assure you they are not. The floors also look dusty, and I can assure you they are. The final seal won’t go on the floors until all the renovating is complete (so we can cover any mishaps that might happen in the next remodeling phase) and once the top coat is on, they will look shiny and new:). The folks at Union Floor Co. did a killer job and we are incredibly thankful for their attention to detail and for crafting a customized stain that’s perfect for us.

What does this room currently look like? A mess. One big dusty mess.

Gotta keep it real, right? Remodeling is hectic and messsssy.

Next up: paint updates! No rest for the wicked.

12 thoughts on “Wood floors: stained + ready for action

  1. Jennifer I. Said:

    I love the stain color! Everything’s really coming together. Will you paint the trim and doors white? It’s going to look awesome!

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  2. Jenn Said:

    The floors look AMAZING!! Great choice! And, your table looks lovely in the room :)

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  3. Amanda Said:

    I agree with you guys, LOVE it!! Can’t wait to see more progress!

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  4. Laney Said:

    They look beautiful!! I feel your pain on living in the middle of a remodel. It is messy and stressful to say the least! Good luck!

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  5. Jenna Said:

    Looks amazing! Who did your floors? That is my next project.

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    1. kirsten Said:

      Hi Jenna! Union Floor Co.! They are a local company and do amazing work!

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  6. Megan Said:

    For hard wood floors I have always like darker colors.

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  7. Amarins Said:

    The floor turned out amazing! And it makes such a difference already!

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  8. Katie Said:

    They look awesome!! Can’t wait to see how the rest of the house turns out! :)

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  9. Sixty-fifth avenue Said:

    Its coming along and looks fabulous! can’t wait to see more…I love big projects like this, especially if I’m just watching:) Londen

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  10. Tasha Said:

    Hi! I love the floor stain color you chose. I know it was custom, but is there any way you could help point in the right direction of how you described the color to your contractor to get to that custom stain? We have the same exact flooring that was refinished in our 1969 ranch and have to pick a color tomorrow. I love your choice! Thanks!!!
    Tasha

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