Our house is empty on the two main floors. Well, empty minus the two flooring guys and their massive sanders.
The dogs are convinced we’re moving and have been especially concerned with being right under foot, which is tricky when you’re trying to carry a bunch of stuff up and down stairs. We keep re-assuring them that everything is fine and we’re not going to live in a van down by the river.
We bought a roll of new construction felt paper and put it down last Thursday. Then the floor guys came Friday morning and installed the new oak floor.
Isn’t she purdy? We can’t wait to see it all stained and sealed. It only took them about three hours to install and we could walk on it all weekend, we just obviously wanted to avoid getting it wet or overly dirty.
It was definitely a Goldilocks moment as we pondered which stain was “juuust riiiight” for us. We immediately ruled out English Chestnut as being too red. Soon after we agreed that Provincial was a little too red as well. That left Dark Walnut and Jacobean as our contenders. Mark has liked Jacobean from the beginning, but I wanted something a little warmer. To Mark, the Dark Walnut and the Jacobean looked about the same, but to me the Dark Walnut seems a bit warmer without compromising on depth of color and without any unwanted red tones. Since he couldn’t see this difference he said I could choose so Dark Walnut it is!
We are so excited to see our choice on the whole floor, but there’s quite a bit of sanding to do first. The floor guys said that the will most likely start staining tomorrow afternoon. Wahoo!