Our budget might be low, but removing the existing carpet and installing wood flooring was a priority.
Selecting wood flooring for your house it's a very important decisions: durability and beauty has to be equally important. We researched and compared engineered, laminated and hardwood and discovered the hardwoods are the best choice. A prefinished, engineered or laminated flooring will be harder to maintain or to match the finish in the future.
We selected white oak flooring grade 2 (we love the nots and imperfections). To stain it we used Minwax Natural Color and to finish it: Bova. I strongly recommend using a water based finish product (like Bova) to finish your floors. An oil based finish can off-gas for up to a year.
Please see below some images during installation and with the final product.
|Work in progress|
|Master Bedroom & Closet|
|Enlarged finished woof floor|