Saying goodbye to 'old yeller' (wood floor stain questions)
I have new hardwood floors in one of my front rooms and entry! Woot! Tomorrow the rest of the wood floors get sanded, then all will be finished/sealed. (They all flow into each other; see floorplan below.)
I have warm maple cabinets in my kitchen, which doesn't get much natural light. I'm going to have every room repainted, probably to a light greige (but stuck with the current granite and backsplash. Updating to sell but prob not soon given the current craziness.)
I'm thinking of going with light floors - just a neutral / clear finish. Designer coming tomorrow to look, but wanted your thoughts too! Flooring guy uses DuraSeal or Minwax (he left a color fan with both.)
What do you think about going light? TIA!
Here's how the rooms flow:
Here are the new floors (pardon the mess!) You can see how there is an old stained hand rail/stair treads in the old yellowed stain. I'm thinking of just painting those to match the trim.
New next to old: I really would like to NOT go with the same yellowy look. This picture shows the most accurate representation of the old floor color, more so than following pics.
Old: these will be sanded/refinished.
Looking into kitchen with old floors - a huge mess right now! Walls will be painted a much lighter color.
Step to mudroom is right next to tile.