I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday.
We visited my husband’s side of the family in Georgia and had a very special time together.
We were gone from Wednesday to Sunday and enjoyed a much need break from all the work around our house. But when we got back Sunday, we started back to work. I’ve painted about half of the kitchen and will be sharing the paint color soon.
But first, I wanted to share some information about our hardwood floors.
We are installing hardwood flooring on almost the entire main level of our house, including in the new addition.
So we had to go with a wood that was not too crazy expensive.
In our last home, we had 3/4 inch x 8 inch wide, New England White Pine floors in our kitchen…
and our guest house….
We love the look of pine floors, but the New England White Pine is a very soft wood and shows a lot of wear over time.
So for this home, we decided to go with Yellow Pine Wood which is a little more durable. We also decided to go with a 3/4 inch x 5 inch wide plank. We purchased our flooring in both home from Lumber Liquidators.
Cy said we should go with the 5 inch plank because it is easier to get tighter seams if you are working with a board that is a little warped.
This week, we will be sanding the floor and prepping it for staining. We are going to put a wood conditioner on the floor first, and then apply Minwax Dark Walnut Oil-based Stain.
I will share pictures of these steps as we go along.
If you have any more questions about our flooring, just let me know!
Have a blessed week!